Transit of Venus


SKU: 9780143135654
Author: Hazzard, Shirley
Introduction by: Groff, Lauren
Publication Date: 03/09/2021
Publisher: Penguin Group
Binding: Paperback
Media: Book


The award-winning, New York Times bestselling literary masterpiece of Shirley Hazzard–the story of two beautiful orphan sisters whose fates are as moving and wonderful, and yet as predestined, as the transits of the planets themselves

A Penguin Classic

Considered one of the great English-language novels of the twentieth century (The Paris Review), The Transit of Venus follows Caroline and Grace Bell as they leave Australia to begin a new life in post-war England. From Sydney to London, New York, and Stockholm, and from the 1950s to the 1980s, the two sisters experience seduction and abandonment, marriage and widowhood, love and betrayal.

With exquisite, breathtaking prose, Australian novelist Shirley Hazzard tells the story of the displacements and absurdities of modern life. The result is at once an intricately plotted Greek tragedy, a sweeping family saga, and a desperate love story.