By (author) Elizabeth Robards
Format: Paperback / softback
With Violets by Elizabeth Robards
Book DescriptionParis in the 1860s: a magnificent time of expression, where brilliant young artists rebel against the stodginess of the past to freely explore new styles of creating and bold new ways of living. Passionate, beautiful, and utterly devoted to her art, Berthe Morisot is determined to be recognized as an important painter. But as a woman, she finds herself sometimes overlooked in favor of her male counterparts Monet, Pissarro, Degas. And there is one great artist among them who captivates young Berthe like none other: the celebrated genius Edouard Manet. A mesmerizing, breathtaking rogue a shameless roue, undeterred and irresistible his life is a wildly overgrown garden of scandal. He becomes Berthe's mentor, her teacher...her lover, despite his curiously devoted marriage to his frumpy, unappealing wife, Suzanne, and his many rumored dalliances with his own models. For a headstrong young woman from a respectable family, an affair with such an intoxicating scoundrel can only spell heartbreak and ruin.But Berthe refuses to resign herself to the life of quiet submission that Society has dictated for her. Undiscouraged, she will create her own destiny...and confront life and love on her own terms."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780061579127
Paperback / softback
(202mm x 136mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Avon Books
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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Book Review: With Violets by Elizabeth Robards - Reviewed by classicslove (16 Jun 2011)
When beautiful and ambitious Berthe Morisot meets the famous painter, Edouard Manet, she falls in love rapidly. Unfortunately, Manet is married and Berthe's mother doesn't approve of her artistic career and wants her to marry a suitable man.
This is a sensitive and beautifully-written novel about the mysterious relationship between the great artist, Manet, and his student, Berthe Morrisot. Robards has created memorable and well-rounded characters so that Manet and Morrisot come to life.
She also captures the atmosphere of the time brilliantly. The struggle between old-fashioned Victorian ideas and Berthe's early feminism is easily understood. The historical background, for example, the Siege of Paris, makes the story more exciting.
This is a favourite novel of mine. I will buy any other books by Elizabeth Robards!
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