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The Swan Thieves

The Swan Thieves

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Published by Little, Brown and Company in New York .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatE-book
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24299658M
ISBN 109780316071642
OCLC/WorldCa667589378

  The Swan ThievesBy Elizabeth Kostova(Little, Brown; pages; $)Elizabeth Kostova made her name with her first novel, "The Historian," a modern-day vampire tale. The plot has as many blind. I really had high expectations and was ecstatic when I heard that Kostova had written a new book. I had enjoyed "The Historian" very much. It was something I devoured in the print version. While listening to "The Swan Thieves" I found myself wondering if the difference I was experiencing was due to the audio versus print experience.

Swan Thieves, her second novel, was released in Kostova's interest in the Dracula legend began with the stories her father told her about the vampire when she was a child. The family lived in Ljubljana, Slovenia in , while her father was teaching at a local university; during that year, the family traveled across Europe. January 8, • The Swan Thieves, Elizabeth Kostova's follow-up to her novel The Historian, revolves around twin stories: a 19th century .

Find books like The Swan Thieves from the world’s largest community of readers. Goodreads members who liked The Swan Thieves also liked: Men and Monsters.   The Swan Thieves Book Synopsis: Andrew Marlow, a psychiatrist, has a perfectly ordered life–solitary, perhaps, but full of devotion to his profession and the painting hobby he loves. This order is destroyed when the renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in the National Gallery of Art and becomes Marlow’s patient.


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The Swan Thieves is a story of obsession, history's losses, and the power of art to preserve human hope. Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe, devoted to his profession and the painting hobby he loves, has a solitary but Kostova's masterful new novel travels from American cities to the coast of Normandy, from the late 19th century to the late 20th, from young love to last love/5.

Kostova's masterful new novel travels from American cities to the coast of Normandy, from the late 19th century to the late 20th, from young love to last love.

The Swan Thieves book SWAN THIEVES is a story of obsession, history's losses, and the power of art to preserve human hope. About the Author/5(). In Elizabeth Kostova’s, The Swan Thieves, the main protagonist, a psychiatrist named Marlow who provides care for patients in an expensive private mental institution, makes decisions about one particular The Swan Thieves book care that breach professional and ethical boundaries in ways that set my teeth on edge/5().

The Swan Thieves succeeds both in its echoes of The Historian and as it maps new territory for this canny and successful writer. Katharine Weber's fifth novel, True Confections, will be published by Shaye Areheart Books in January. Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc/5().

THE SWAN THIEVES is a story of obsession, history's losses, and the power of art to preserve human hope. About the Author. Elizabeth Kostova is the author of the international bestseller The Historian.

She graduated from Yale and holds an MFA from the University of Michigan, where she won the Hopwood Award for the Novel-in-Progress/5(). Once The Swan Thieves gets fully underway, it becomes a braid of three narratives, set in the present, the recent past, and the late s.

The Swan Thieves is a ghost story without a ghost. A likely model is Wuthering Heights, in which the sins of one generation resurface, along with slightly shuffled names and romantic configurations, in the /5().

The Swan Thieves Book Summary. Kostova's masterful new novel travels from American cities to the coast of Normandy, BookBrowse Review. Elizabeth Kostova's second novel will delight some readers and disappoint others Readalikes.

Set against the construction of the Eiffel Tower, this novel. Marlow has the letters translated, and at that point THE SWAN THIEVES begins to alternate Oliver’s modern story with a correspondence from the s between an artist named Beatrice de Clerval Vignot and her great-uncle by marriage, a much older man called Olivier Vignot (surely the similarity of names can be no accident), also a painter.

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova. in which Zeus took on the form of a swan to rape her. Oliver is committed to an upmarket private institution where he Author: Lisa O'kelly.

The Swan Thieves by Elizabeth Kostova is a fitting sophomore effort following up on her huge hit The Historian. Robert Oliver is a gifted and very troubled artist. The story essentially opens with Robert attempting to slash the Leda, a painting at the National Gallery in Washington D.C.5/5(5).

The Swan Thieves Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe has a perfectly ordered life--solitary, perhaps, but full of devotion to his profession and the painting hobby he loves. This order is destroyed when renowned painter Robert Oliver attacks a canvas in. The Swan Thieves succeeds both in its echoes of The Historian and as it maps new territory for this canny and successful writer.

Katharine Weber's fifth novel, True Confections. What other obsessions appear in the course of the book, in Robert and in other characters.

Landscapes play an important role in The Swan Thieves, both in life and on canvas. What are the major landscapes of the book, and what effect do they have on the characters. The Swan Thieves Elizabeth Kostova, Little, Brown & Co. ISBN Summary Psychiatrist Andrew Marlowe has a perfectly ordered life—solitary, perhaps, but full of devotion to his profession and the painting hobby he loves.

In Elizabeth Kostova’s, The Swan Thieves, the main protagonist, a psychiatrist named Marlow who provides care for patients in an expensive private mental institution, makes decisions about one particular patient’s care that breach professional and ethical boundaries in ways that set my teeth on edge/5.

emma I quite like The Swan Thieves, although I'm only halfway through. However, The Historian is a league apart, a totally different book. I loved it from more I quite like The Swan Thieves, although I'm only halfway through.

However, The Historian is a league apart, a totally different book. The central mystery of The Swan Thieves is why Oliver, a successful realist painter, has attempted to slash a canvas of Leda and the Swan in Washington's National Gallery.

The depressive Oliver. The Swan Thieves, Elizabeth Kostova's follow-up to her novel The Historian, revolves around twin stories: a 19th century love affair. A site dedicated to book lovers providing a forum to discover and share commentary about the books and authors they enjoy.

Author interviews, book reviews and lively book commentary are found here. Content includes books from bestselling, midlist and debut authors. Discussion Questions The Swan Thieves. by Elizabeth Kostova. Once The Swan Thieves gets fully underway, it becomes a braid of three narratives, set in the present, the recent past, and the late s.

The Swan Thieves is a ghost story without a ghost. A likely model is Wuthering Heights, in which the sins of one generation resurface, along with slightly shuffled names and romantic configurations, in the.

The Swan Thieves is a story of obsession, history's losses, and the power of art to preserve hope. Special offers and product promotions. Amazon Business: For business-exclusive pricing, quantity discounts and downloadable VAT invoices.

Create a free account. Buy this product and stream 90 days of Amazon Music Unlimited for free. 4/5().The Swan Thieves, by Elizabeth Kostova This should work: we have a central mystery to drive the plot--why did the genius painter take a knife to a famous painting in the National Gallery?

We have a noble psychiatrist who seeks to help the artist, the painter's wife, his mistress, and his obsession with a mysterious woman who might--or might not.The Swan Thieves (), a historical novel by American writer Elizabeth Kostova, follows a psychiatrist who must understand why his patient, a renowned artist, destroyed a painting in the National Gallery of Art; together they expose a tragedy at the center of French Impressionist art.

Critics praise the book for its exploration of the power.