Black Venus

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.

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