Juliet (novel)

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Juliet: A Novel
Cover of Juliet
Author Anne Fortier
Country United States
Language English
Genre Romance, historical fiction
Publisher Ballantine Books
(Random House)
Publication date
August 24, 2010
Media type Print (Hardcover)
Pages 447 pp
ISBN 0345516109

Juliet is a novel by Danish American author Anne Fortier. It was first published in 2010 by Random House.[1] Paramount Pictures owns the movie rights to the book.[2]


Juliet is about a woman named Julie Jacobs who discovers that her ancestor Giulietta is the real-life Juliet of Romeo and Juliet fame.[3] In her encounters with various descendants of the young lovers' families, she realizes that the curse from the story—"A plague on both your houses!"—may be real and may be coming after her—unless she can find her Romeo. On the track to discover her real story she and her twin sister become closer and make the journey together, finding not only their real names, life and ancestors but love, true and real love.[4]


  1. ^ Tipping, Joy (September 5, 2010). "Book review: 'Juliet,' by Anne Fortier". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  2. ^ Anderton, Ethan (September 8, 2011). "LATEST NEWS Paramount Sets James Mangold to Direct Adaptation of 'Juliet' Novel". FirstShowing.net. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  3. ^ Gabaldon, Diana (September 4, 2010). "Review of Anne Fortier's novel "Juliet," a riff on "Romeo and Juliet"". Washington Post. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  4. ^ "About the Book"[permanent dead link], accessed 23 September 2014.