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The Transit Of Venus (Virago Modern Classics Book 176) by [Shirley Hazzard]

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The Transit Of Venus (Virago Modern Classics Book 176) Kindle Edition

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'Shirley Hazzard. For me the greatest living writer on goodness and love . . . THE TRANSIT OF VENUS, was described to me by a man who knows as "the greatest novel written in the past 100 years". Having read it, I can see his point. Shirley Hazzard, the quiet, playful, lovestruck artist of love, goodness and death in the 20th century. - Bryan Appleyard

A wonderfully mysterious book ... Both plot and characters are many layered. Unforgettably rich - ANNE TYLER

A dose of the sublime .. I read it with an almost indescribable pleasure. There were sentences that brought tears of gratification to my eyes - NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

An almost perfect novel ... Miss Hazard writes as well as Stendhal - NEW YORK TIMES --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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Shirley Hazzard was born in Sydney in 1931. She has worked in Hong Kong, then New Zealand in the High Commissioner's Office. In 1951 she moved to New York where she worked for the United Nations. She is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, an American Academy Award and the O. Henry Short Story Award. --This text refers to the paperback edition.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B08NVDBW9X
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Virago; New Ed edition (10 December 2020)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 2871 KB
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 354 pages
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