Infinite Variety

Autore: Scot D. Ryersson
Editore: Vintage
ISBN: 9780712667517
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The Marchesa Luisa Casati was Europe's most notorious celebrity, and its most eccentric. For the first three decades of the twentieth century she astounded the continent. Nude servants gilded in gold leafs attended her; bizarre wax mannequins sat as guests at her dining table; and she wore live snakes as jewellery. Among those she captivated were Man Ray, Augustus John, Jean Cocteau, Cecil Beaton and Jack Kerouac. Some became lovers, others awestruck admirers, but all were influenced by this extraordinary muse. Explored in detail for the first time, this is the story of the Marchesa Luisa Casati.

The Life Of The Marchesa Giulia Falletti Di Barolo

Autore: Silvio Pellico
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The Marchesa

Autore: Simonetta Agnello Hornby
Editore: Picador
ISBN: 9780312427474
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From the award-winning and internationally acclaimed author of The Almond Picker comes this sumptuous family saga set in nineteenth-century Sicily. Costanza Safamita is the beloved daughter of the Baron Domenico Safamita: Red-haired, gawky, and shy, she is considered an outsider by many on her family's estate. But when her adoring father makes her the sole heir to the Safamita fortune, she finds herself plunged into the glittering world of Palermo society, and into the arms of a depraved husband. As Costanza endures the travails of her marriage, she must also fight to preserve the family's household and way of life against the tide of revolution and change. Set against the fall of the Bourbon monarchy, and the rise of the mafia, The Marchesa is a scintillating family drama, and a masterly fresco of a now vanished world.

The Cruise Of The Marchesa To Kamschatka New Guinea

Autore: F. H. H. Guillemard
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ISBN: 9781332589999
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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 With regard to the Marc/zesa's cruise in the Eastern Archi pelago I had to contend with the fact that, in many places, that master naturalist, Mr. A. R. Wallace, had preceded us. Nothing could be more fortunate for a traveller, nothing more disadvantageous to an author. The Malay Archipelago may still be used as the guide-book for those beautiful islands, for they have been almost untouched by the great changes which Europe has witnessed during the last quarter century, and I have but little to add to or take from the descriptions of one far more fitted to treat of them than myself. Our stay in the Sulu Islands extended over a period of about six weeks. Mr. Burbidge's examination of the ora of the group,1 together with our collections of its fauna, show that the archipelago is not zoographically separable from the Philip pines. Westwards of the island of Tawi-tawi the narrow Sibutu channel forms a boundary-line from greatly-differing Borneo, which is almost as striking as that shown by Mr Wallace to exist between Bali and Lombok. From the Malay and Papuan regions the Marc/tam returned with a large collection of objects of Natural History. Of these the greater portion were obtained in the large islands of North west New Guinea. One of our chief objects was to become acquainted with the Birds of Paradise in their native forests, and in this we were entirely successful, obtaining no less than seventeen different species. The collection of birds numbered about 3000 specimens, which I have described in a series of papers in the Proceedings of the Zoological Society for 1 88 5. 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 Cruise Of The Marchesa To Kamschatka New Guinea

Autore: Francis Henry Hill Guillemard
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The Cruise Of The Marchesa To Kamschatka And New Guinea Vol 2 Of 2

Autore: F. H. H. Guillemard
Editore: Forgotten Books
ISBN: 9781333446703
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Excerpt from The Cruise of the Marchesa to Kamschatka and New Guinea, Vol. 2 of 2: With Notices of Formosa, Liu-Kiu, and Various Islands of the Malay Archipelago The British North Borneo Company - Its formation - Land grants from the Sultans of Brunei and Sulu - Territory acquired - Sandakan Bay - Elopura - Poorness of the soil - Silam - Ascend the Sigaliud River - Narrow escape of the Vigilant Forest scenery - Graves of the buludupis - Legend of the origin of the tribe Birds of the jungle - Exports of Sandakan - Edible birds' nests - Sport in North Borneo - Proceed to Kudat - Murders at Bongon - Visit to Bongon with h.m.s. Fly - Bird caught in spider's web - We are presented with a while man Leave for Banguey Island - The German Borneo Company - Massacre of the English at Balembangan in 1775 - The Abai and Tampassuk Rivers - Gaya Kimanis - Terrible epidemic of cholera - Floods - Advantages of Sarawak. 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 Cruise Of The Marchesa To Kamschatka With Notices Of Formosa Liu Kiu And Various Islands Of The Malay Archipelago Volume 1

Autore: Francis Henry Hill Guillemard
Editore: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230293332
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1886 edition. Excerpt: ...of sunlight fell upon the peaks and threw them out in bold relief against the leaden sky. But, late and cold as it was, the fishing had not ceased, and by the river-side they were cleaning and preparing Kisutchi--the latest salmon that visits Kamschatkan waters. Numbers of the King Salmon (0. orientalis) hung drying in the balagans; many of very large size. The current of the river is rather swift here and at Werchni, and we learnt that it does not usually freeze completely over until the end of January. It would seem as if the severity of the frost were never very great until that month. The snow invariably falls throughout the country in October, or even earlier, but it is seldom fit for sledge-travelling until November. While at Melcova we tried to get some of the reindeer-skin dresses of the country, as we had already felt the cold considerably in European clothes, and knew that at this season the thermometer would sink steadily from day to day. They had none for sale in the settlement, and we had to send over to Werchni Kamschatka for them. These dresses are of two kinds, the kuklankas and parkas, and are merely loose saeques composed of pieces of reindeer-skin beautifully dressed, and sewn together with thread made from the sinew of the animal, just as are the "karosses" of South Africa. They are provided with a large bearskin hood, and are put on over the head without fastening of any kind. The rest of the costume is composed of a pair of breeches of like nature, and boots almost vII. KUKLANKAS AXD PARKAS. 143 exactly resembling those in use in Lapland, --made of soft leather throughout, the sole included. The toe is slightly turned up, probably to keep the feet in place when in snow-shoes, and the boot is tightly stuffed...

The Cruise Of The Marchesa To Kamschatka New Guinea

Autore: Francis Henry Hill Guillemard
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