In the Victorian Age, a mysterious and irresistible woman becomes entwined in the lives of several artists, both as a muse and as the object of all-consuming obsession. Radborne Comstock, one of the early twentieth century’s most brilliant young painters, is helpless under her dangerous spell. In modern-day London, journalist Daniel Rowlands meets a beguiling woman who holds the secret to invaluable — and lost — Pre-Raphaelite paintings, while wealthy dilettante-actor Valentine Comstock is consumed by enigmatic visions. Swirling between eras and continents, Mortal Love is the intense tale of unforgettable characters caught in a whirlwind of art, love, and intrigue that will take your breath away.
First ebook edition of the critically acclaimed 2005 novel, with additional material.
A brilliant novel like Elizabeth Hand’s recent Mortal Love deserves all the readers it can get.Michael Dirda, Washington Post Book World
The novel succeeds as both a thriller and a meditation on the mysterious nature of inspiration.Village Voice
A wonderfully Gothic atmosphere, with lush visual imagery and rich poetic language.Library JournalRead More Reviews »