By (author) Jude Morgan
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Symphony by Jude Morgan
Book Description"A deeply empathic exploration of obsession and art, genius and madness. . . . Morgan's ability to bring each character to life is virtuosic." "The Washington Post Book World"""""In 1827 Harriet Smithson, a beautiful young Irish actress, determined to avoid the traditional route to stardom via the manager's bed, joins an English company in the bold experiment of taking Shakespeare to Paris.With the ferment of revolution in the air, the new generation is longing for passionate, spontaneous art. And to Harriet's astonishment, it is embodied in her La Belle Irlandaise. In the midst of this frenzy she finds herself pursued by a strange, intense young composer named Hector Berlioz. So begins a painful and profound love affair. She is his muse; his idee fixe; his obsession. And Berlioz's "Symphonie Fantastique"," " directly inspired by Harriet, will change music forever."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312384784
Paperback / softback
(140mm x 216mm x 23mm)
Publish Date: 9-Dec-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Jude Morgan
Secret Life of William Shakespeare, Paperback (September 2012)
For fans of David Mitchell and The Children's Book, or of the blockbusting biographies of great writers, or just anyone who loves books and wants an intelligent, utterly compelling, brilliant read, The Secret Life of William Shakespeare brings the past unforgettably to life
Taste of Sorrow, Paperback (April 2010)
The ultimate family story, told by one of the most acclaimed historical novelists writing today
Accomplished Woman, Paperback (February 2008)» View all books by Jude Morgan
A comedy of manners set in Regency England, which sees Jude Morgan at his witty and stylish best.
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Author Biography - Jude Morgan
Jude Morgan, who studied writing with Malcolm Bradbury and Angela Carter, lives in Peterborough, England.
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