[KINDLE] ☆ Fanny Stevenson: A Romance of Destiny | BY ☆ Alexandra Lapierre #2020


  • Title: Fanny Stevenson: A Romance of Destiny
  • Author: Alexandra Lapierre
  • ISBN: 9780786701278
  • Page: 449
  • Format: Hardcover

  • Fanny Stevenson: A Romance of Destiny By Alexandra Lapierre Providing a clear, accurate picture of the woman behind the genius, an incisive biography of the wife of Robert Louis Stevenson traces Fanny Stevenson s life from her early years in America to her days after his death.
    Alexandra Lapierre
    Alexandra Lapierre has won international acclaim for her writing Her works have been widely translated and she has received numerous awards, including the Honorary Award of the Association of American University Women She earned an MFA degree in 1981 from the University of Southern California, Los Angeles The daughter of the writer Dominique Lapierre, she was brought up surrounded by books At the Sorbonne in Paris, she learned how to research And, she said, her studies at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles and the University of Southern California taught her how to tell a story, something we have forgotten a bit in French literature today She was voted Woman of Culture by the city of Rome, Italy, and has been nominated Chevalier in the Order of Arts and Letters by the French government Her most recent work, L Excessive, was an immediate best seller in Europe and is being developed for a television series Alexandra Lapierre lives in Paris.

    Fanny Stevenson: A Romance of Destiny By Alexandra Lapierre

    Commentaires:

    Chrissie
    I HAD NO IDEA This is continually how I reacted when I read about the life of Fanny Stevenson 1840 1914 , the wife of Robert Louis Stevenson, the famed novelist, poet and travel writer 1850 1894 It was with continual wonder and surprise that I read the pages of this book Beginning in the 1860s she traveled the world in a fashion that sounds imaginary She traveled from Indianapolis, where she was born, to New York, then boat to the Panama Isthmus, on to San Francisco and then Nevada The transcont [...]

    Judy
    Fanny Stevenson A Romance of Destiny rates as one of the better biographies I ve read in the last five years I believe this one will be one that I remember and refer back to often.Fanny s life contained much diversity, adventure, travel and love s ups and downs She certainly was a unique individual and clearly had some charisma where men were concerned, although I am still baffled as to why that was considering the chauvinistic era in which she lived IMO Fanny serves as pre feminist She nursed a [...]

    Marianne
    I was fascinated with the lives of Robert Louis Stevenson and his wife Fanny Osbourne They traveled the world in search of a environment that would suit Louis s condition I found it amazing that they traveled and lived in the harshest conditions in the mid 1800 s.d loved it I love biographiesd this book did not disappoint It s a long read and most of the story I was familiar with after reading Under the Wide and Starry Sky by Nancy Horan which I also enjoyed tremendouslyI have been inspired to r [...]

    Becky Loader
    Oh, Fanny.Fanny Stevenson endured a marriage of hardship and a philandering husband Determined to study art, she took the brave step to leave the U.S with her children in tow Meeting Robert Louis Stevenson at an artist colony, she fell in love head over heels They had an amazing life together I like reading biographies to fill in the details so often left out in the fleeting memory of fame Great book about a woman before her time.

    Rebecca Blackson
    This was an interesting and fun read, despite being horrifically long For some odd reason, I thought the first half of the book about her life with her first husband was interesting than her famous life with Robert Louis Stevensen And I don t think she was a violent person at all I think she went through horrendous trials that strained her to exhaustion both mentally and physically.

    Natalie
    Excellent book I love well written stories about real people who lived their life with inner dignity and courage

    Loretta
    I would rather read a biography than just about anything else and this re enforces my love of that genre This is an extraordinary story of the woman behind Robert Louise Stevenson.

    Susan
    Fanny Vandegrift Osbourne Stevenson was a remarkable woman who seemed to live several different lives in one lifespan She traveled back and forth between the civilized world and the barbarous regions at the edge of society, not with aplomb, but with gritty determination view spoiler Her adventures included traveling across the isthmus of panama before the canal was built, crossing the desert in a stagecoach, setting up housekeeping in a mining camp, studying painting in France, being romanced by [...]

    Kelly
    I give this tome four stars, because it is exhaustive in it s content I m not entirely sure how the author could have pared it down without sacrificing the readers ability to know their subject, Fanny Vandegrift Osbourne Stevenson, wife of Robert Louis Stevenson She lived quite an interesting life, with her travels being at the forefront of her story She seems to me like an accidentally worldly person her first husband s fortune seeking put her on a path of following him around the country Then [...]

    Catherine
    Why I will not read Under the Wide and Starry Sky Under the wide and starry sky by Nancy Horan, even though I fairly liked Loving Frank Simply because The WomenThe women by TC Boyle was great and much then Loving frank And now with this new book it is the same only reverse I have read Fanny Stevenson A Romance of DestinyFanny Stevenson between Passion and freedom by Alexandra Lapierre.A wonderful story It was fun and fast to read The book focused mainly on stevenson s wife and it was good But I [...]

    Pat
    This is an excellent biography of Robert Louis Stevenson s wife translated from French It is well documented, well written, and well translated What a strong, strong woman who knows what she wants and goes after it often to the detriment of others and eventually to herself She lives for the moment with little thought of consequences as long as adventure is involved She devotes her life to keeping the frail RLS alive, his writing and his happiness all intertwined Their family dynamics, their trav [...]

    Tamara Willems
    Superb I thoroughly enjoyed this comprehensively researched biography of quite a remarkably strong passionate woman, who lived her life through the greatest gift of love Whose incredible ability to endure and adapt to some of life s harshest measures with unbelievable strength and courage, mark her as a very modern woman ahead of her time in history At times overlooked, the sometimes vilified woman behind the man , Mrs Robert Louis Stevenson the indelible Fanny Stevenson deserves our highest res [...]

    Carolyn
    This book looks at the fascinating life of Fanny Stevenson, the wife of Robert Louis Stevenson She was born in mid America and came to be the driving force in the career and life of the famous Scottish author Both of their stories are vastly interesting They are, of course, intensely complex individuals She, much so than he This is one of the best biographies that I have ever read Meticulously researched and expertly written It is out of print, but look for it at the library or buy it used You [...]

    Daniele
    quelle femme quelle passion quelle vie quel amour j ai tout aime dans ce livre et Alexandra Lapierre a clairement eu un coup de foudre pour Fanny, coup de foudre qu elle ne pouvait que nous faire partager J ai ri, j ai pleure et j ai eu envie de relire les RLS que je n avais pas lu depuis mon enfance A la lumiere de l histoire de M et Mme RLS, L Ile au Tresor et autres merveilles n en devenaient que plus beaux Merci

    Mary
    An incredible woman of her time An amazing story of a symbiotic family that has some wild travels Don t really understand the allure of Robert Louis Sfevenson I would have liked to get into the head of Fanny Where the author got all her quotes stumped me Way too long.

    Joanne
    Alexandra Lapierre is a superb scholar and a wonderful storyteller Fanny Stevenson s story is epic I will never forget her fearless trek across Panama Bonus You get to know Robert Louis Stevenson as well Visit Lapiere s site alexandralapierre en_s

    Julie
    This is the biography of the wife of Robert Louis Stevenson I found it fascinating Though the detailed narrative became tedious at times, it was beautifully written and meticulously researched.

    Charity
    There were parts of this book that were quite interesting, but in the end, the level of detail was just too exhausting to keep me interested.

    Benjamincottin
    La vie de Madame Robert Louis Stevenson.ionnant

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