Wednesday, May 18, 2011

The Adventuress


This is a great book that I found in the public library in Dooradoyle. The author Audrey Niffenegger started creating and binding her own books back in college were she studied print. The prints in this book are all hand etched and aqua-tint has been used. There is a wonderful simplicity about it. Its one of those books that you would love to have on your book shelf. I will have to keep a look out for it as well as some of her other books...

Product Description

The author of the New York Times bestseller The Time Traveler’s Wife returns with another evocative “novel in pictures,” the much-anticipated follow-up to 2005’s The Three Incestuous Sisters. The Adventuress follows the dreamlike journey of an alchemist’s daughter. After she is kidnapped by a lascivious baron, she turns herself into a moth and flees to the garden of a charming butterfly collector named Napoleon Bonaparte. The story of how the two become lovers, and how their affair ends in tragedy and transcendence, is told through Niffenegger’s spare prose and haunting aquatint etchings. With a stunning and distinctive visual style reminiscent of the work of Edward Gorey, this Gothic romance packs the emotional heft of the world’s great fairy tales. It will delight fans of the author’s previous works and enchant an entirely new legion of readers.
I took some very bad photos of the prints inside the book.

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