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Summer Will Show (1936) [Novel]
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Sophia Willoughby, a young Englishwoman from an aristocratic family and a person of strong opinions and even stronger will, has packed her cheating husband off to Paris. He can have his tawdry mistress. She intends to devote herself to the serious business of raising her two children in proper Tory fashion.

Then tragedy strikes: the children die, and Sophia, in despair, finds her way to Paris, arriving just in time for the revolution of 1848. Before long she has formed the unlikeliest of close relations with Minna, her husband's sometime mistress, whose dramatic recitations, based on her hair-raising childhood in czarist Russia, electrify audiences in drawing rooms and on the street alike. Minna, "magnanimous and unscrupulous, fickle, ardent, and interfering," leads Sophia on a wild adventure through bohemian and revolutionary Paris, in a story that reaches an unforgettable conclusion amidst the bullets, bloodshed, and hope of the barricades.

Original title: Summer Will Show
Original languages: English

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Summer Will Show (1936)
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Language: English

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Summer Will Show (June 2009)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: New York, NY
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 9781590173169
Pages: 329
Notes: New York Review Books Classics series
Introduction by Claire Harman

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Summer Will Show (1987)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: London, UK
Publisher: Virago Press
ISBN: 9780860688778
Pages: 406
Notes: Introduction by Claire Harman

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