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eBook A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion: A Novel ePub
Author: Ron Hansen
Language: English
ISBN: 1451617550
ISBN13: 978-1451617559
Publisher: Scribner; First Edition edition (June 14, 2011)
Pages: 272
Category: United States
Subcategory: Literature
Rating: 4.6
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Ron Hansen is the author of ten novels-including The Kid, Mariette in Ecstasy, Desperadoes, and A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion-and two short story collections, among them She Loves Me Not.

Ron Hansen is the author of ten novels-including The Kid, Mariette in Ecstasy, Desperadoes, and A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion-and two short story collections, among them She Loves Me Not. His novel The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. He graduated from Creighton University in Omaha and went on to the University of Iowa Writer’s Workshop where he studied with John Irving. He is now Gerard Manley Hopkins, . Professor in Arts and Humanities at Santa Clara University in northern California.

Home Ron Hansen A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion. This book is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places, and incidents either are products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously. A wild surge of guilty . .A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion, . Any resemblance to actual events or locales or persons, living or dead, is entirely coincidental. All rights reserved, including the right to reproduce this book or portions thereof in any form whatsoever. For information address Scribner Subsidiary Rights Department, 1230 Avenue of the Americas, New York, NY 10020.

From the acclaimed author of Atticus and Mariette in Ecstasy comes a stylish novel set in the hard-drinking, fast-living New York City of the Jazz Age that follows two lovers in a torrid affair on an arc of murder and sexual self-destruction. Based on a real case whose lurid details scandalized Americans in 1927 and sold millions of newspapers, acclaimed novelist Ron Hansen’s latest work is a tour de force of erotic tension and looming violence. Trapped in a loveless marriage, Ruth Snyder is a voluptuous, reckless, and altogether irresistible.

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Hansen sends us gaily through the story as Ruth and Judd meet cute. Among unexpected noir comedic snippets, salacious without being tawdry, A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion is undoubtedly Ron Hansen at his best. Things get rather maudlin as guilt and manipulation and booze dampen the lovers' passions, but it's still pretty funny. Because the cuckold, no matter that he is a cold-hearted bastard, really does get his head bashed in. The other quirky thing is that A Wild Surge of Guilty Passion (copy and paste, people, copy and paste) reads like a true crime book.

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Now in paperback, a novel based on the sensational 1926 Snyder/Gray murder case that inspired countless classics, from Double Indemnity to The Postman Always Rings Twice.

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Find sources: "Ron Hansen" novelist – news · newspapers · books · scholar · JSTOR (May 2014) (Learn how and when to remove this template message).Catholic themes of love, redemption and resurrection recur in Hansen's novels and stories. Hansen's 1996 novel, Atticus, about the bond of love between a father and a son who has died under mysterious circumstances in a dusty Mexican town, was a finalist for both the National Book Award and the PEN/Faulkner Award.

From the acclaimed author of Atticus and Mariette in Ecstasy comes a stylish novel set in the hard-drinking, fast-living New York City of the Jazz Age that follows two lovers in a torrid affair on an arc of murder and sexual self-destruction. Based on a real case whose lurid details scandalized Americans in 1927 and sold millions of newspapers, acclaimed novelist Ron Hansen’s latest work is a tour de force of erotic tension and looming violence. Trapped in a loveless marriage, Ruth Snyder is a voluptuous, reckless, and altogether irresistible woman who wishes not only to escape her husband but that he die—and the sooner the better. No less miserable in his own tedious marriage is Judd Gray, a dapper corset-and-brassiere salesman who travels the Northeast peddling his wares. He meets Ruth in a Manhattan diner, and soon they are conducting a white-hot affair involving hotel rooms, secret letters, clandestine travels, and above all, Ruth’s increasing insistence that Judd kill her husband. Could he do it? Would he? What follows is a thrilling exposition of a murder plan, a police investigation, the lovers’ attempt to escape prosecution, and a final reckoning for both of them that lays bare the horror and sorrow of what they have done. Dazzlingly well-written and artfully constructed, this impossible-to-put-down story marks the return of an American master known for his elegant and vivid novels that cut cleanly to the essence of the human heart, always and at once mysterious and filled with desire.
Karon
Ron Hansen is a brilliant writer. He has taken a story from the twenties of love, lust and murder and helped us to forget the facts and become involved in the story. 'The Postman Rings Twice' is a film that is often talked about as one of the best films of the noir era. This novel takes it from the noir into the tough, hardboiled murder mystery.

Ruth and Judd, as they will become known to all, were lovers, and both of them were married, to other people. Judd was so transfixed with Ruth that he would do anything for her, much to his regret. The story opens with Ruth's nine year old daughter, Lorraine, finding her mother tied up with rope and writhing in he hallway outside her bedroom. She started to untie her mother, but Ruth told her to run across the street and get the neighbor. The neighbors came, Lorraine's father's body was found in the bedroom, and when Ruth was told he was dead, she yelled, "Oh, my darling, Albert". Lorraine thought this was strange since her father had never been a darling to anyone. As the story proceeds we find the story of Ruth and Judd and Lorraine and Albert. Ruth, was hard pressed to really act except to protray her sexy self, and this was appreciated by the police and all who came in contact. However, it gave her away, and no one was a fool. It was not too soon that the story came tumbling out, but not as it was known to Judd.

This is such a well written and human story. Everyone knows the back story, but told in this genre, with such fierceness, the people in the story come to life. I never liked Ruth or Judd, but I came to understand a little of their lives. Lorraine was left at times to fend for herself while Ruth and Judd had their assignations, and this came to the fore at the murder trial. Ruth and Judd were lovers, and they got in too deep, yes, and they were not the best of people. But, then, therefore but by the Grace of God...And the end, it is not for me to say, but just how gruesome can an execution be?

Highly Recommended. prisrob 06-13-11

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Llathidan
Ron Hansen writes historical novels. This one might be his best. It depicts a famous murder case from 1927, the murder of Albert Snyder by his wife, Ruth, and her lover, Judd Gray. Ruth Snyder and Judd Gray seem like affairs just waiting to happen, both still young but years into marriages that don't make them happy. Their unhappiness is less a matter of failures, I think, than a reflection of both of their unsettledness, a simple need for something different than anything they have.

The story is told with its conclusion in hand -- the book begins with the aftermath of the murder and then recounts everything that led up to it. There is no mystery, except the mystery of how two people could put themselves on such a hellbent course to self-destruction. The murder itself is artless, and there is little or no question that they will be caught and convicted. It's as if, for them, the murder itself was the goal, and trying to get away with it a minor detail.

As their relationship develops, Ruth begins to mention the idea of killing her husband, Albert. It's almost an explicit test of love and manhood for Judd -- does he love her enough and is he man enough to kill her husband? But Ruth does seem to fall for Judd, and the more she falls for Judd, the more she despises Albert. Judd, a traveling lingerie salesman, makes his relationship with Ruth a seemingly permanent part of his life, establishing her identity as "Mrs. Gray" at the hotels along his route. They don't have so much plans as dreamlike visions of eliminating Albert and being together.

The murder has been dramatized before, most notably in the movie, Double Indemnity, although the story was changed considerably for that movie. Here what Hansen did was take what was known and fill in the thoughts and conversations of its characters. There's nothing sensational about them -- it's not about wild sex or over-the-top craziness. It's more a matter of falling inexorably and tragically into a course of action that just can't be good for anybody.
Pedora
I found this book thrilling, just like one of those you want to read all night, non-stop. We are curious as to what's next, even though we know the outcome of the book, since it was based on a true story, one that took place in 1926/1927 in Queens, N.Y.
One of the reviewers wrote that James M. Cain did it better with The Postman Always Ring Twice. Yet, Cain himself conceded that his novel was based on the Ruth Snyder/ Judd Gray plot to kill her husband for the insurance, told in this book. Their trial was the 1927 equivalent of the OJ Simpson trial in our time.
This tome is such a page-turner, it made me look for the other books written by this author, Ron Hansen.
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