Title: Black Venus
Author: James MacManus
Publisher: Duckworth Overlook originally Gerald Duckworth & Co.
Publication Date: February 27th 2014
Category: Historical Fiction
Source: Bought it from a closing book store
Rating: 3/5 stars
Source of Featured Image: goodreads.com
An intriguing story about love in Paris between a poet and cabaret singer but it’s not what you think.
‘Black Venus’ is a novel about a nineteenth century love affair between Charles Baudelaire, the scandalous poet and Jeanne Duval as the muse who captured his heart. It is however not your traditional love story where boy meets girl, they fall in love and live happily ever after. It is instead a book about how two different people cope within their relationship and the types of troubles caused because of it.