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Claude & Camille - A Novel of Monet

Stephanie Cowell

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A vividly-rendered portrait of both the rise of Impressionism and of the artist at the center of the movement, Claude and Camille is above all a love story of the highest romantic order. In the mid-nineteenth century, a young man named Claude Monet decided that he would rather endure a difficult life painting landscapes than take over his father's nautical supplies business in a French seaside town. Against his father's will, and with nothing but a dream and an insatiable urge to create a new style of art that repudiated the Classical Realism of the time, he set off for Paris. But once there he is confronted with obstacles: an art world that refused to validate his style, extreme poverty, and a war that led him away from his home and friends. But there were bright spots as well: his deep, enduring friendships with men named Renoir, Cézanne, Pissarro, Manet-a group that together would come to be known as the Impressionists, and that supported each other through the difficult years. Even more illuminating was his lifelong love, Camille Doncieux, a beautiful, upper-class Parisian girl who threw away her privileged life to be by the side of the defiant painter and embrace the lively Bohemian life of their time. His muse, his best friend, his passionate lover, and the mother to his two children, Camille stayed with Monet-and believed in his work-even as they lived in wretched rooms and often suffered the indignities of destitution. But Camille had her own demons-secrets that Monet could never penetrate-including one that when eventually revealed would pain him so deeply that he would never fully recover from its impact.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Christopher Cazenove

Length:

10h 24m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:30

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:33


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

08:19


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

08:10


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:35


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:14


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

07:42


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

08:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

02:42


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

06:31


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

07:51


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

09:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

09:35


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

09:58


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:59


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

09:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

08:41


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

08:29


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:09


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:37


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

09:41


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

07:48


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:34


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:46


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

03:33


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

09:28


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

09:23


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

07:57


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

09:23


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

09:47


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

08:38


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:29


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

08:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:36


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

09:33


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:56


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

09:56


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:11


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:33


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:29


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

08:36


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:14


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

09:36


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:37


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

08:39


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:06


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

09:59


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

08:42


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

09:03


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

03:22


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:57


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

06:18


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:11


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

09:11


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

09:29


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

09:19


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

09:36


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

08:51


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

07:50


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:01


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:59


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:59


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

02:13


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

04:49


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

07:52


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

09:39


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

08:56


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

09:03


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

09:15


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:32


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:07


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:50


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

08:09


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

08:32


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:44


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

08:54


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

08:14


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:39


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:38


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

08:56


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

06:36


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:19


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

00:32