The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R

The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R

Book - 2012
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An exquisite historical novel set during the Second Empire of Paris (1860-1871). Eugenie is a naive young girl from the French countryside. She follows the man she loves to Paris but soon finds herself abandoned, pregnant, and penniless. An outcast in a strange city with no one to rely on, Eugenie is forced to give up her daughter and takes to the streets charting the treacherous waters of sexual commerce.
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2012.
ISBN: 9780547553092
Characteristics: xi, 419 p. ;,24 cm.


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bdemian Nov 05, 2012

Richly evocative of times but the fairly interesting, if not particularly original, plot gets bogged down in solipsistic meanderings that sound straight out of an undergrad seminar.

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