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The transit of Venus

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Publisher:
Penguin Books,
Pub. Date:
1990.
Language:
English
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The Transit of Venus is considered Shirley Hazzard's most brilliant novel. It tells the story of two orphan sisters, Caroline and Grace Bell, as they leave Australia to start a new life in post-war England. What happens to these young women -- seduction and abandonment, marriage and widowhood, love and betrayal -- becomes as moving and wonderful and yet as predestined as the transits of the planets themselves. Gorgeously written and intricately constructed, Hazzard's novel is a story of place: Sydney, London, New York, Stockholm; of time: from the fifties to the eighties; and above all, of women and men in their passage through the displacements and absurdities of modern life.
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9780140107470
97801401074701395
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subject_facet Australia -- Fiction, Australians -- England -- Fiction, Australians -- United States -- Fiction, Sisters -- Fiction
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