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R than that I do believe this book should be "given Actually if I hadn t been expecting so much I might have praised this book for the interesting "attention Actually I hadn t been expecting so much I might have praised this book for the interesting time period and fleshed out characters that seem to jump off the page I really enjoyed this book and how could I not The main story centers around Eduard Manet and his muse Victorine Laurent also Courtesan to the rich powerful and has appearances by Berliosz Victor Hugo George Sand Monet Degas Whistler and many other known public figures of the time I loved reading about the time period in Paris This book was really reat and full of such opulent splendor I really enjoy reading this time period The characters were so Verdammt verliebt great and to realize that so many brilliant people occupied the same space in time in such a historical setting was really brought to life The backdrops were resplendent and colorful and imaginative with vivid details of scenery and characters Wonderful book Read 100 pages about theirl courtesan who posed for the French painter Manet My love for 19th century French literature art and music oes back to my time as a
French major in college thus the reason I decided to read this book The relationships major in college thus the reason I decided to read this book The relationships the authors artists and composers of the time have always fascinated me so for that reason alone I enjoyed much of this book In my opinion any book that features an appearance by Hector Berlioz is already at least 3 stars Unfortunately I can t ive this book a higher rating than that While I found the storyline interesting I just was not that impressed by the actual writing It seemed to lack development of certain events that could have been much fully explained and explored Since it is the author s first novel I m hopeful her future works will be of similarly interesting subject matter but that they will be somewhat meatier texts Another book from 2007 that I was unhappy with This time the subject is Paris in the 1800 s and the model who posed for Manet s Olympia What really bothers me is that I was so looking forward to reading this one and instead what I Inverloch Volume 4 got was not veryood For a complete review please The Good and Beautiful God go here Finerman really has a talent to create uestions in the reader s mind that make himher continue reading about the main character but in the end she screws up turning her entire work and effort into a murderous predictable soap opera Yuck Neveroing to read anything else from he. Dangerous for them both And when an astonishing secret from Victorine’s past comes to light her carefully constructed world may come crashing down around her Mademoiselle Victorine transports readers back to nineteenth century Paris a time when art love and commerce blended seamlessly togethe.
Debra Finerman ↠ 5 charactersI ve been a huge art buff since I was wee and it was really really thrilling to read about Manet Degas Monet and others as fully fleshed out characters To say nothing of Baudelaire Mademoiselle Victorine is a composite of two real life women Countess Virginia de Castigione and Victoirine Meurent In the book
VICTOIRINE IS A BALLERINA TURNED KEPTis a ballerina turned kept turned bona fide concubine who serves as Manet s reatest inspiration The relationship they have is truly wonderful and I found her to be a fascinating character As a stude I tend to be pretty compulsive about finishing every book that I start It is very very rare for me to put one down unfinished This book was one of those rare exceptionsTurgid stilted prose Flat cardboard characters Criminally dull treatment of an interesting period in art literary historyThis was awful I didn t finish it I m not sorry This almost read like real person fanfic using historical characters specifically the painter Manet and the authors made up characters I didn t know a lot about this time period so it was kind of interesting to read a story set in it All Victorine Lauraunt ever wanted was financial security Her mother had left her with a pair of her servants who A Succession of Bad Days gave her a miserable childhood at a young age she had sent her to Paris to make her way in the world After several years as a ballerina in the Paris Opera house sheets introduced to Edouard Manet who immediately takes her on "as a model As her first scandalous painting is revealed to the public her social status rows higher and "a model As her first scandalous painting is revealed to the public her social status rows higher and As her paintings row scandalous she rises up to financial security thanks to the handsome Duke de Lyons her new lover But her world comes crumbling down around her as scandals mount her shady family history uncovered and the empress of France who plans to take her down keep the ossipers busy This book does recieve a 35 AGAIN I really need to start converting to full number now and it s partly because I feel The Great Passage generous Iuess I was so excited to read this book because I m studying the Second Empire and to read a book from the time period I thought I was oing To Give It Five give it five Obviously I was sort of disappointed PROS The characters are reat Victorine s love interest well I don t know if I should call him that has probably the most complex personality EVER I loved him then didn t HATED him the loved him and so on and so on For the first time I When Victorine Laurent joins the chorus of the rand Paris Opera ballet she expects to become the mistress of a wealthy man; this is how young women without family survive in the decadent City of Light Yet when the artist Degas introduces her to Edouard Manet her life changes dramatically She ,