Fanny Stevenson: A Romance of Destiny

By: Lapierre, Alexandra

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No Flaws or Blemishes but minimal shelf handling. 8vo; 9.5 inches tall; 556 pages with bibliography. -------- The derringer-toting, cigarette-smoking Fanny captivated men with her dark skin and gypsy clothing. A lover of vagabonds and dreamers, she was a courageous, passionate, devoted blend of Annie Oakley and Hester Prynne who crossed the Isthmus of Panama with her young daughter, Belle, to follow her first husband to the Nevada gold mines. Later, she would defy Victorian standards by moving to France with her three children to study art. There she met and married Stevenson with whom she trekked the continents in search of a climate to safeguard his fragile health. For Stevenson, Fanny was adventure. For Fanny, Stevenson was all artistry. Lapierre offers a superbly passionate rendition of truth that flows with the pace of fine fiction. All dialogue in the book was taken directly from Robert and Fanny's essays and letters, and where necessary, Lapierre injects first-person clarification in a manner that is enlightening rather than intrusive. A captivating blend of scholarship and style. [Patricia Hassler]

Title: Fanny Stevenson: A Romance of Destiny

Author Name: Lapierre, Alexandra

Categories: Other,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: New York, Carroll & Graf Pub: 1995

ISBN Number: 0786701277

ISBN Number 13: 9780786701278

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: Fine

Type: Book

Seller ID: 011346