Rodin's Lover

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Rodin's Lover

By Heather Webb

Plume Books, Paperback, 9780142181751, 320pp.

Publication Date: January 27, 2015

A mesmerizing tale of art and passion in Belle Epoque France
As a woman, aspiring sculptor Camille Claudel has plenty of critics, especially her ultra-traditional mother. But when Auguste Rodin makes Camille his apprentice--and his muse--their passion inspires groundbreaking works. Yet, Camille's success is overshadowed by her lover's rising star, and her obsessions cross the line into madness.
"Rodin's Lover" brings to life the volatile love affair between one of the era's greatest artists and a woman entwined in a tragic dilemma she cannot escape.

About the Author
Heather Webb is lecturer in the Department of Italian at the University of Cambridge and a fellow of Selwyn College. She specializes in medieval literature and culture with a particular interest in Dante. She is the author of "The Medieval Heart "and a number of articles on Catherine of Siena, Dante, and Giovanni da San Gimignano.