The Raft Arabella Edge

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The Raft  by  Arabella Edge

The Raft by Arabella Edge
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A tale of grand passion set in Paris in 1818, Arabella Edges second novel is inspired by the story of Theodore Gericault and his extraordinary masterpiece The Raft of the Medusa.Aged just twenty-one, Gericault is feted at the prestigious salon forMoreA tale of grand passion set in Paris in 1818, Arabella Edges second novel is inspired by the story of Theodore Gericault and his extraordinary masterpiece The Raft of the Medusa.Aged just twenty-one, Gericault is feted at the prestigious salon for his painting Charging Chasseur. Seven years later - lovesick and distracted by his secret affair with his benefactor-uncles wife, Alexandrine - he is still desperately searching for inspiration for his next work.

Then he hears about the French frigate Medusa, wrecked off the west coast of Africa. With a hundred and fifty souls abandoned on a makeshift raft, rumours of madness, murder and cannibalism horrify the French public but fascinate Gericault- when he manages to track down two of the rafts survivors to discover what really happened during those fifteen days at sea, he knows he has finally found his subject.This is a marvellously rich and pacy novel about the gestation of a masterpiece .

. . Arabella Edge weaves a combination of fable, thriller and costume comedy of manners Novel of the Week, Telegraph



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