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Title: Claude & Camille: A Novel of Monet
Author: Stephanie Cowell
Format: Trade Paperback
Synopsis from the cover
In his early twenties, Claude Monet arrives in Paris determined to make his fortune as an artist. Instead, he finds poverty and obscurity but also camaraderie in a group of similarly unknown painters--Renoir, Pissarro, Degas, Bazille, Manet, and Cézanne--who share his vision and passion. But the single-most influential person in his life is a charming and vivacious upper-class girl named Camille Doncieux, who rejects a life of privilege to be with him. He falls madly in love with Camille, and his first great success is a portrait of her in an exquisite green opera dress. The two manage to stay together through years of bitter opposition from their families, Claude's artistic failures, and wretched poverty, but adversity eventually takes its toll. Even as Monet begins to sell his work, his marriage to Camille descends into tragedy--and Monet realizes that he has never completely known his true love and greatest muse.
A fascinating portrait of an artistic genius, Claude & Camille will appeal to readers of Susan Vreeland and Tracy Chevalier, to art aficionados and to the legions of Monet's own fans.
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