The Marchesa

Autore: Simonetta Agnello Hornby
Editore: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 1466804408
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A richly evocative tale of a woman's struggle for life and love A triumphant follow-up to Simonetta Agnello Hornby's internationally acclaimed The Almond Picker, this entertaining new novel is an intricate family saga interwoven with violent passions, cruelty, deceit, and the abuse of power. The Marchesa is an eyeopening historical drama about a remarkable woman and her extraordinary family, and the complex, often abusive relations that mark the lives of master and servant, brother and sister, husband and wife. Costanza Safamita, beloved daughter of Baron Domenico Safamita, is a precious but unusual child. Redhaired, gawky, and shy, she is considered an outsider by many on the family estate, but her adoring father makes her sole heir to the Safamita fortune, and then everything changes—for them and for her. Now she must conquer glittering, alien Palermo—where, uncertain of her future, she falls in love with a charming, dissolute young marchese whose sexual appetite she fears she cannot satiate. The Marchesa's brave, unusual story offers an unprecedented woman's perspective on the incestuous hypocrisy of the Sicilian aristocracy during a dramatic time in its history, as the Bourbon monarchy collapsed, the Mafia rose to power, and Palermo's decadent aristocracy began its inevitable decline. These themes are flawlessly woven into the fabric of Costanza's triumphant life, so that The Marchesa becomes not only an unforgettable human tale but a masterly fresco of a vanished world.

The Cruise Of The Marchesa To Kamschatka New Guinea

Autore: F. H. H. Guillemard
Editore:
ISBN: 9781332117901
Grandezza: 63,57 MB
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Excerpt from The Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka New Guinea: With Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu, and Various Islands of the Malay Archipelago A few words are perhaps necessary by way of introduction to the following pages. The Marchesa, an auxiliary screw schooner yacht of 420 tons, Mr. C. T. Kettlewell captain and owner, was commissioned in the Clyde in November, 1881, and left Cowes on the 8th of January following. She reached Colombo April 24th, having touched at Socotra and Oolegaum Island, one of the Maldive group, on her way from Aden. From Ceylon she proceeded via Singapore to Formosa and the Liu-kiu Islands, and thence to Japan. She left Yokohama for Kamschatka July 29th, returning thither from the north on the 6th of October. On the second visit to Japan four months were spent in the country, and the yacht then proceeded for a six weeks' cruise in Chinese waters. Leaving Hongkong at the end of March, 1883, some weeks were devoted to exploring the little-known islands of the Sulu Archipelago, and to visiting the territory of the North Borneo Company. The Marchesa then returned to Singapore to take in stores, and proceeded via Sumbawa, Celebes, and various other islands of the Malay Archipelago to New Guinea. In her homeward voyage she again visited the Straits Settlements and Ceylon, and calling at Bombay, finally reached Southampton April 14th, 1884. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works."

The Life Of The Marchesa Giulia Falletti Di Barolo

Autore: Silvio Pellico
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ISBN:
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The Marchesa And Other Stories

Autore: K. Swinstead-Smith
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ISBN:
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Cruise Of The Marchesa To Kamschatka New Guinea

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Tuscan Rose

Autore: Belinda Alexandra
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451679114
Grandezza: 73,85 MB
Formato: PDF
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From an international bestselling author comes a richly woven tale of passion, longing, witchcraft, and magic set in Italy during World War II. A magical, richly woven World War II– era saga filled with passion, secrets, beauty, and horror from internationally acclaimed bestselling author Belinda Alexandra. FLORENCE, 1914. A mysterious stranger known as The Wolf leaves an infant with the sisters of Santo Spirito. A tiny silver key hidden in her wrappings is the one clue to the child’s identity. . . . FIFTEEN YEARS LATER, young Rosa must leave the nuns, her only family, and become governess to the daughter of an aristocrat and his strange, frightening wife. Their house is elegant but cursed, and Rosa—blessed with gifts beyond her considerable musical talents—is torn between her desire to know the truth and her fear of its repercussions. All the while, the hand of Fascism curls around beautiful Italy, and no citizen is safe. Rosa faces unimaginable hardship: her only weapons her intelligence, intuition, and determination . . . and her extraordinary capacity for love.

The Cruise Of The Marchesa To Kamschatk

Autore: Guillemard
Editore: General Books
ISBN: 9781153334198
Grandezza: 73,49 MB
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Volume: 1 Publisher: London: J. Murray Publication date: 1886 Subjects: Marchesa (Schooner yacht) Natural history Natural history Notes: This is an OCR reprint. There may be numerous typos or missing text. There are no illustrations or indexes. When you buy the General Books edition of this book you get free trial access to Million-Books.com where you can select from more than a million books for free. You can also preview the book there.

The Novels Of Mrs Ann Radcliffe

Autore: Ann Ward Radcliffe
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ISBN:
Grandezza: 73,24 MB
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Vista: 9090
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