The Romantic

William Boyd


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From the award-winning, internationally best-selling author, a beguiling romp of a novel, at once intimate and panoramic, about the adventures and misadventures of a nineteenth-century everyman

"Picaresque, big-hearted and moving, this is Boyd at the top of his game." --The Guardian

One man, many lives . . . Cashel Greville Ross experiences more of everything than most, from the rapturous to the devastating, from surprising good luck to unexpected loss. Born in 1799, Cashel seeks his fortune across the turbulence of multiple continents, from County Cork to rural Massachusetts, from Waterloo to Zanzibar, embedded with the East Indian Army in Sri Lanka, sunning himself alongside the Romantic poets in Pisa. He travels the world as a soldier, a farmer, a felon, a writer, even a father. And he experiences all the vicissitudes of existence, including a once-in-a-lifetime love that will haunt the rest of his days. In the end, his great accomplishment is to discover who he truly is--which is the romance of life itself, and the beating heart of The Romantic.

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Published: 08/15/2023
Pages: 464
Weight: 1.75lbs
Size: 9.30h x 6.50w x 1.90d
ISBN: 9780593536797

Review Citation(s):
Library Journal Prepub Alert 03/01/2023 pg. 12
Kirkus Reviews 06/15/2023
Publishers Weekly 06/19/2023
Booklist 08/01/2023 pg. 34
Shelf Awareness 08/18/2023
BookPage 09/01/2023

About the Author
WILLIAM BOYD was born in 1952 in Accra, Ghana, and grew up there and in Nigeria. He is the award-winning author of seventeen highly acclaimed novels and five collections of stories. He divides his time between London and France.