New York: Doubleday, 1993. 8vo. [ca 419 pp.]. Very Good. Soft Cover. Printed pictorial wraps. B&W plates. ISBN: 978-0-374-28516-6.
The Volcano Lover is an historical novel by Susan Sontag, published in 1992. 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. Item #18-2906