The Volcano Lover
|Publisher||Farrar Straus Giroux|
The Volcano Lover is a 1992 novel by Susan Sontag. Set largely in Naples, it focuses upon Emma Hamilton, her marriage to Sir William Hamilton, the scandal relating to her affair with Lord Nelson, her abandonment, and her descent into poverty.
The title comes from William Hamilton's interest in volcanos, and his investigations of Mount Vesuvius.
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