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The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R. Love and war converge in this lush, epic story of a young woman s struggle with life and love during and after the Second Empire 1860 1871 , an era that was absinthe soaked, fueled by railway money and prostitution, and transformed by cataclysmic social upheaval.Eug nie R., born in France s foie gras country, follows the man she loves to Paris, but soon finds herself marooned, pregnant, and penniless She gives birth to a daughter she is forced to abandon and spends the next ten years fighting to get her back An outcast, Eug nie takes to the streets, navigating her way up from ruin and charting the treacherous waters of sexual commerce Along the way she falls in love with an artist, a woman, and a revolutionary The capital, the gleaming center of art and civilization in Europe, is enjoying its final years of wanton prosperity before galloping headlong into the Franco Prussian War For Eug nie it is a conflicted landscape grisly, evocative, and addictive As the gates of the city close against the advancing army, Eug nie must make a decision between past and present between the people she loves most.The Unruly Passions of Eug nie R is a testament to the power of love, friendship, and the art of self creation. Free Read [ The Unruly Passions of Eugenie R. ] Author [ Carole DeSanti ] – sneakerspear.co.uk

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  1. This book is a nugget of good story, wrapped in several layers of unnecessary description In the end, the story becomes both dry and bogged down, which is too bad, because I really enjoyed the concept.I guess I also expected that Eugenie s passions would be a little , I don t know, unruly While there is no doubt that her passions and poor judgement are the start of the book, most of it feels like she is coping with circumstances She even becomes a generally respectable person in her world This book is a nugget of good story, wrapped in several layers of unnecessary description In the end, the story becomes both dry and bogged down, which is too bad, because I really enjoyed the concept.I guess I also expected that Eugenie s passions would be a little , I don t know, unruly While there is no doubt that her passions and poor judgement are the start of the book, most of it feels like she is coping with circumstances She even becomes ...

  2. I have started this book and put it down several times, and this time it s being put down for good Literary fiction and I just don t get along, and I m going to make a great effort never to touch it again Too many pretty words and long descriptions signifying nothing YMMV As far as I read, the book begins around 1860 in Paris Eugenie R was a goose girl who came to Paris I really don t understand the circumstances of how she got there , falls on bad times and ends up in a house of prostitut I have started this book and put it down several times, and this time it s being put down for good Literary fiction and I just don t get along, and I m going to make a great effort never to touch it again Too many pretty words and long descriptions signifying nothing YMMV As far as I read, the book begins around 1860 in Paris Eugenie R was a goose girl who came to Paris I really don t understand the circumstances of how she got there , falls on bad times and ends up in a house of prostitution Yawn I gave up about 20% through and I m not going back there again Life is too short, and I ve got too many books I want to read I ll throw out a couple of quotes as an example so other readers can decide if this is the book for them or not She was once part of earth, the moon But earth turned too fast for the heaviness inside her A bulge formed and earth began to list and wobble His scent of earth of linseed oil and iron Two hundred sta...

  3. Carole Desanti colors the pages of this drawn out French period novel with mountains of purple majesty The dreaded purple prose, flowery and full of poetic nostalgia, much like Hemingway, works to romanticise the time period, which is muddied by sin and war The premise of the book has all the makings, but suffocates any tension with gruelingly prolonged descriptions Instead of building the scene, I felt this approach drained any footing gained by forcing the reader into a poetic, meandering t Carole Desanti colors the pages of this drawn out French period novel with mountains of purple majesty The dreaded purple prose, flowery and full of poetic nostalgia, much like Hemingway, works to romanticise the time period, which is muddied by sin and war The premise of the book has all the makings, but suffocates any tension with gruelingly prolonged descriptions Instead of building the scene, I felt this approach drained any footing gained by forcing the reader into a poetic, meandering tirade that often went off course These jaunts through the floaty prose dulled the plot and consistently made me lose interest Early on, the dialogue is disjointed and it is difficult to keep track of the speaking characters The dialogue is the weakest part of the book and I was disappointed by the lack of significance and emotion especially, g...

  4. I didn t know what to expect with this book The bare bones summary is Eugenie is abandoned by her lover in Paris Once she realizes this, she does what she has to to survive She soon realizes she s pregnant and eventually has to give the baby up, determined to get her back again Along the road of survival, she meets many interesting and revolutionary people, friends, lovers, etc.The book was told in the first person, which doesn t always work It almost didn t work here, but once the story g I didn t know what to expect with this book The bare bones summary is Eugenie is abandoned by her lover in Paris Once she realizes this, she does what she has to to survive She soon r...

  5. Transporting Writerly, lush, decadent, gritty, dreamy and real with silk, art and artists, corsets, hunger, absinthe, rag pickers, syphilis, petticoats, chocolate, tripe, rodents, war, siege, lovers, friends, family, police, soldiers, politics, madames, barricad...

  6. I m not quite sure what to say about this book There were chapters that I loved, chapters that I skimmed, chapters that I hated, and chapters that made no sense In fact, much of the book made no sense to me It is beautifully written as to prose style It certainly creates the period in which it takes place Its plot is buried like a dog s bone in a closely planted garden difficult to spot and evendifficult to dig up without harming the plants around it I read to the end to find out I m not quite sure what to say about this book There were chapters that I loved, chapters that I skimmed, chapters th...

  7. In this grand repas of a novel, the author, and therefore her readers, inhabits the heart and mind of a woman who, like most, wants romantic love, wants a child, and wants the freedom to live a productive life But unlike most, Eugenie R savors and endures the chaotic place and times that are her lot with absolute subtlety and insight Seldom have I read a book this intelligent and artful I read it at bedtime, and soon I was turning back the covers an hour earlier than usual and turning out t In this grand repas of a novel, the author, and therefore her readers, inhabits the heart and mind of a woman who, like most, wants romantic love, wants a child, and wants the freedom to live a productive life But unlike most, Eugenie R savors and endures the chaotic place and times that are her lot with absolute subtlety and insight Seldom have I read a book this intelligent and artful I read it at bedtime, and soon I was turning back the covers an hour earlier than usual and turning...

  8. I listened to this on an MP3CD, read by the incomparable Kate Reading It was a joy to listen to her beautiful Parisian French accent made me want to pull out my old school French texts and brush up The story is lush but over long, I think It s an eye opening look at the few, difficult options open to women in 19th century Paris, and a woman s eye view of the Franco Prussian War, about which I knew absolutely nothing Interesting, but a VERY leisurely read.At novel s end I concluded that I I listened to this on an MP3CD, read by the incomparable Kate Reading It was a joy to listen to her beautiful Parisian French accent made me want to pull out my old school French texts and brush up The story is lush but over long, I think It s an eye opening look at the few, difficult options open to women in 19th century Paris, and a...

  9. Actual rating is closer to 2.5 starsSomewhere during the course of this book I stopped reading for pleasure, stopped reading as an enjoyable pastime but began reading for the sheer determination of finishing what I d started That s not to say the book was entirely bad On the contrary, it had great bones The story wrapped up in overly descript...

  10. This was not an easy book to read The style is almost stream of conciousness and at times very difficult to follow Much of the time it goes on and on about observances that have seemingly little to do with the actual plot line.We often hear about the ladies and fine gentlemen of history, but little of the people who had to struggle just to eat or stay alive Eugenie s story holds great promise even though it s sad and somewhat tragic Unfortunately though, for me, this book was just frustratin This was not an easy book to read The style is almost stream of conciousness and at times very difficult to follow Much of the time it goes on and on about observances that have seemingly little to do with the actual plot line.We often hear about the ladies and fine gentlemen of history, but little of the people who had to struggle just to...