Hide this

Results from Google Books

Click on a thumbnail to go to Google Books.

The Volcano Lover by Susan Sontag

The Volcano Lover (original 1992; edition 1992)

by Susan Sontag

MembersReviewsPopularityAverage ratingConversations / Mentions
1,063167,890 (3.49)1 / 27
Title:The Volcano Lover
Authors:Susan Sontag
Info:Farrar Straus & Giroux (1992), Edition: 1st, Hardcover, 419 pages
Collections:Books Read in 2012

Work details

The Volcano Lover by Susan Sontag (1992)

Recently added byprivate library, FolioSeattle, Malphoria, nkearns4951, dragonkaren66, Laurent_DM, christopherhaley
Legacy LibrariesSusan Sontag
  1. 00
    Elective Affinities by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (bertilak)
  2. 00
    Art & Lies by Jeanette Winterson (Beezie)
  3. 00
    La Sanfelice by Alexandre Dumas (margherita71)
    margherita71: L'amante del vulcano, La San Felice e Il cardillo innamorato costituiscono un tris di opere che illustrano con stili, intenzioni e modalitá narrative assai diverse la stessa vicenda.
  4. 00
    The Lament of the Linnet by Anna Maria Ortese (margherita71)
    margherita71: Una vista completamente diversa allo stesso periodo storico, agli stessi luoghi e alla stessa vicenda

Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book.

English (12)  Spanish (2)  Dutch (1)  Hebrew (1)  All languages (16)
Showing 1-5 of 12 (next | show all)
Series of three mini biographies in which the main characters are (even literally) entwined with each other. First profile of three is most convincing. Sontag's detail is so rich that she seems to have captured the Napoleonic revolutionary era.
  ted_newell | Jun 20, 2015 |
Pretty good book, fairly well-written but with a tendency to be wordy. The story is disjointed, with the first part of the book about the Volcano- lover and his wife, and second part more focused on Lady Hamilton and Admiral Nelson and ends a little flat. ( )
  charlie68 | Aug 14, 2013 |
I didn't love it but it wasn't a waste of time. I liked the prose when it was deliberate, but sometimes it was ponderous. I liked all the bits about the Cavaliere's duties and collecting and obsessing about volcanos. I liked when the penny dropped about who these characters were, what their names were.

But it would have taken me much longer if I had not had enforcedly empty hours to pass.
  ljhliesl | May 21, 2013 |
Loved it! ( )
  velvetink | Mar 31, 2013 |
"overlaid this history is an erudite voice that admittedly sounds like Sontag in her non-fiction but fits in perfectly with the character of Cavaliere"
read more: http://likeiamfeasting.blogspot.co.uk/2013/02/the-volcano-lover-susan-sontag.htm... ( )
  mongoosenamedt | Feb 5, 2013 |
Showing 1-5 of 12 (next | show all)
no reviews | add a review
You must log in to edit Common Knowledge data.
For more help see the Common Knowledge help page.
Series (with order)
Canonical title
Original title
Alternative titles
Original publication date
Important places
Important events
Related movies
Awards and honors
DORABELLA (aside): Nel petto un Vesuvio d'avere mi par.

       Cosi fan tutte,
Act II
For David
beloved son, comrade
First words
It is the entrance to a flea market.
Last words
Disambiguation notice
Information from the Spanish Common Knowledge. Edit to localize it to your language.
Esta obra está duplicada
Publisher's editors
Publisher series
Original language

References to this work on external resources.

Wikipedia in English (1)

Book description
Haiku summary

Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0312420072, Paperback)

Set in 18th century Naples, based on the lives of Sir William Hamilton, his celebrated wife Emma, and Lord Nelson, and peopled with many of the great figures of the day, this unconventional, bestselling historical romance from the National Book Award-winning author of In America touches on themes of sex and revolution, the fate of nature, art and the collector's obsessions, and, above all, love.

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:25:44 -0400)

(see all 5 descriptions)

No library descriptions found.

Legacy Library: Susan Sontag

Susan Sontag has a Legacy Library. Legacy libraries are the personal libraries of famous readers, entered by LibraryThing members from the Legacy Libraries group.

See Susan Sontag's legacy profile.

See Susan Sontag's author page.

Quick Links

Swap Ebooks Audio
20 avail.
13 wanted
2 pay1 pay

Popular covers


Average: (3.49)
0.5 3
1 6
1.5 2
2 7
2.5 5
3 30
3.5 20
4 34
4.5 7
5 22


An edition of this book was published by Audible.com.

See editions

Penguin Australia

An edition of this book was published by Penguin Australia.

» Publisher information page


Help/FAQs | About | Privacy/Terms | Blog | Store | Contact | LibraryThing.com | APIs | WikiThing | Common Knowledge | Legacy Libraries | Early Reviewers | 100,875,003 books! | Top bar: Always visible