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The Painted Kiss

The Painted Kiss

Author(s): Elizabeth Hickey

Location(s): Vienna

Genre(s): Fiction, Historical

Era(s): 1880s



Late 19th century Vienna, café society, grand architecture and a lively artistic community, this is the imagining of the life between Gustav Klimt and Emilie Flöge, who was reputed to be his model for his painting “The Kiss”. The novel follows the blossoming of this young woman and her entry into the decadent world he inhabited.

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An intelligently written book, which immerses the reader in the Vienna of the 1880s, a beautiful depiction of Emilie as a child, and how she viewed the world. Her heart rending tale of how...

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