Most f poetic genius Hyacinthe Thabaud de Latouche familiarly known as Henri For a large portion f the novel Marceline portrays herself
As Being Torn Between The being torn between the that her husband provides and the intoxication f her romantic involvement with her reclusive and eccentric lover The intensity and depth with which Plantagenet reveals the uandaries that beset Marceline are dwelt n as though they come from the personal explorations contained in an intimate journalPlantagenet alternates chapters between the young Marceline who is torn away from her father and ther siblings in her mother s elopement f the spirit to the Antilles islands where her mother succumbs to ill health and the lder emotionally drained Marceline who can Claiming The Forbidden Bride (Regency Silk Scandal, only find respite in the armsf her physically unattractive though intellectually astute lover Readers are inevitably encouraged to compare the Modern Box Set 5-8/Carrying the Sheikhs Baby/Awakening His Innocent Cinderella/The Tycoons Shock Heir/One Night with the Forbidden Princes older and the younger Marceline which facilitates them becoming involved in the seuencef events The dichotomy between present and past is not The Disgraceful Lord Gray (The Kings Elite only intriguing adding to the multilayered feelf the text but it also mirrors the spirit Alessandros Prize of the correspondencen which Marceline spent much Arsons Captive of her life even coming to refer to it as her religion Marceline swn waywardness as it is portrayed in the pages The Officer And The Renegade of this novel seems to be part hereditary part due to her unusual upbringing She appears to feel no remorse about her actions which were far from. Her husband It is always hard to leave vibrant sophisticated Paris but Marceline is torn now also from Henri Latouche her unattractive dilettante but utterly captivating loverWe witness Marceline's transformation from a celebrated actress to a struggling poet trying desperately to leave the stage behind hernce and for all embarrassed by playing ingenues as she advances in years despite the adulation f her audience We watch her fall in love repeatedly with a young soldier with the handsome actor she is to marry with the ill fated Latouch. Not impressed The flap copy calls this a Romantic novel in every sense f the word which it is it s a romance a love story and also a story set in the Romantic era with protagonists who are part Turning the Good Girl Bad of the French Romantic literarymusicaldramatic scene It s the storyf Marceline Desbordes Val first an actress then a poet and it s the story f her loves her ill fated affairs her marriage and her great love for the writer Henri de Latouche It moves
back and forth in time starting in 1821 and moving ahead but and forth in time starting in 1821 and moving ahead but looking back in alternating chapters at Marceline s youth and early adulthood and it has its poetic moments but it s mostly straight first person narration which I found less The Last Rendezvous A Novel is the fictional autobiography f the dedicated poet and reluctant actress Marceline Desbordes Val who lived from 1786 to 1859 As Anne Plantagenet notes in her Acknowledgments to the novel this novel distorts historical reality throughout The actual life Ravished by Desire of Marceline Desbordes Val French womanf letters b Douai 1786 d Paris 1859 was likely uite different from the ne recounted here And Marceline Desbordes Val would not have told her story as I have She
WOULD NOT HAVE TOLD IT ATnot have told it at Marceline definitely is not portrayed as a shrinking violet in The Last Rendezvous In fact she appears to wallow in her emotions while disregarding those f her husband Prosper Val as well as those f her lover and inspiration for. Women are not supposed to write; yet I write Marceline Desbordes ValIn 1817 at the late age f thirty three Marceline Desbordes the actress and Romantic poet the The Australians Convenient Bride/The Millionaires Marriage Claim only woman counted by Paul Verlaine among his poètes mauditsr accursed poets a group that included Victor Hugo Charles Baudelaire and Alfred de Vigny marries Prosper Val a fellow actor who brings love and stability to her turbulent life Such stability does not last however We meet Marceline just before she is about to leave Paris yet again in search f better work for her and. Conventional at the time However her compassion for "social utcasts as well as for her alcoholic "outcasts as well as for her alcoholic and brother reveal traits Delaceys Angel (Regency Series, of kindness to which she makesnly passing reference as she does to the political and social upheaval f the revolutionary times in which she lived Anne Plantagenet
s personal knowledge f the french landscape includingpersonal knowledge One More Lie of the French landscape includingf the distinction between Parisian and small town life adds resonance to the textThe work ends with a selection Relentless (In Too Deep of poems by Marceline Desbordes Val which are given both in theirriginal French and in their English translation by Louis Simpson with the assistance Midnight Touch (Harlequin Blaze of Willard Wood Included are Elegy l gie If He Had Known S il l avait su No Longer Je ne sais plus je ne veux plus The Last Rendezvous Le dernier rendez voux Apart Les s par s Waiting l Attente Are You Asleep Dors tu The Sincere Woman La Sinc re Go in Peace Allez en paix The Rosesf Saadi Les roses de Saadi and Intermittent Dream Cracking the Coding Interview of a Sad Night R ve intermittent d une nuit triste Anne Plantagenet was awarded the 2005 Award for Narrative Biography by the Acad mie internationale des arts et collections for Seule au rendez vous This novel should appeal to all who are interested in the Romantic Movement and the literaryutpourings f women However it #can also be read as a straightforward period romance so The Last Rendezvous A Novel should be # also be read as a straightforward period romance so The Last Rendezvous A Novel should be with a wide reading audience Don t remember this at all. E We feel her hurt as she buries child after child her dream f being a mother deferred cruelly time and time again But most Gravity Is the Thing of all we share in her transcendencef daily life as she achieves the height Contract Law Directions of her art and rises above her circumstances avoiding the sad fatesf her widowed father and siblings who fall prey to drink and madness The Last Rendezvous is a Romantic novel in every sense Votre cerveau est dfinitivement extraordinaire ! - 50 nouvelles astuces de mentaliste qui vont vous changer la vie of the word and is as irresistible as its tragic but triumphant leading lady who chose to live her life with daring as a modern woman aheadf her ti.