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A Rage Against Heaven

3.77  ·  Rating Details ·  78 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Hardcover, 628 pages
Published July 20th 1978 by Viking Books (first published 1978)
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Michele

Now y'all know this one wasn't going to be winning any Pulitzers, right? It's about as subtle as a freight train. Published by Viking in 1978, Fred Stewart offers up a steamy dish of love, war (the US Civil War to be exact), betrayal, murder, wealth, politics, Mexican bandits, cheating spouses, faked deaths....the list goes on and on.

The story chiefly follows one young couple, married at the onset of the Civil War and follows their lives through the war, on to Paris during the reign Napoleon III
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Suze
Aug 12, 2009 Suze rated it liked it
I read somewhere that this book was comparable, in many ways, to Gone with the Wind. The only real similarity is that both stories revolve around the Civil War era. I zipped through this really long book as if I knew what was going to happen next - and frequently, I was right.

Still, it was a nice, light read, especially if you enjoy historical novels (although there really isn't a lot of history here). The characters were interesting, some outrageous, but few made me want to read more about them
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Joanna Mieso
Apr 02, 2010 Joanna Mieso rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I am a big fan of historical fiction and had always been told that this book is a "must-read."

I'm almost done and I have been really enjoying it. The two protagonists, Lew and Elizabeth, open the story at Lew's graduation from Princeton, on the eve of the Civil War. The two of them marry and have a son - sounds boring, but of course as all good stories do, the lovers are separated and their lives are intertwined through the Mexican Civil War, reconstruction, Paris during the 1870 Franco-Prussian
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Gscardina
Dec 16, 2010 Gscardina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I have actually read this book four different times. My mom was an avid reader and someone gave her this book. I was a teenager and hated to read. I picked up her book and began reading this book and could not put it down. It was non-stoop until I finished it. Then later I was in a small country library with my son and saw the book on the shelf, I knew I had read before but just had to read it again. Through the years I read the book twice more. Today I was sitting with a co-worker discussing bo ...more
Maryann
Nov 08, 2009 Maryann rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, favorites
This book was full of tragedies and had separate story lines for the characters who were all connected to each other somehow. Set in the 19th century, the story was about a black man's journey to freedom, a white woman's forbidden love for a black man, about politics, about family secrets, about a popular golden boy whose life was thrown into a spiral of tragedies all of a sudden and about a slave girl. There was jealousy, adultery and betrayal all around. Only one person gets the happy ending.
Caroline
Mar 24, 2011 Caroline rated it liked it
I really enjoyed this. It's a big sprawling epic following the fortunes of Lew Crandall and his wife Elizabeth during the American Civil War and afterwards, involving murder, rape, revenge, betrayal. Lew loses everything, his family, his fortune, his freedom and very nearly his life, and remains alive solely to get revenge against the man who orchestrated his downfall. It's a thrilling book, with wonderfully vibrant characters. Definitely one I'd read again, I think.
Allen Jeffreys
This book covers the time period between 1850 and 1870s. I enjoyed reading the book, but there was several stories incorporated into the one story. The story did include the years of the War Between The States, but there was more about before and after the war than I had expected.
Antonella
Jan 16, 2016 Antonella rated it liked it
In italiano: RABBIA CONTRO IL CIELO
Ibrahim Mohammed
You want to know more about life's uncertainty, this is the mirror to see through.
Karan
Oct 27, 2012 Karan rated it it was ok


Seventies-style James Michener, but not as well-written.
Karinirmgard
Deutscher Titel nDie Unbeugsamen
Ramota Bashorun
Aug 12, 2013 Ramota Bashorun rated it it was amazing
I first read this book in high school, and I loved it! I reread it over a year ago, and I still enjoyed it. It is definitely a good read.
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Aug 19, 2015 Cindy rated it liked it
Loved the history behind the book.Very sad how ended. Amazing how the country events influenced the lives of the characters.
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