Overture In Venice

Author: Hester Rowan
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447225988
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Overture In Venice from the Author: Hester Rowan. Clare protested her innocence, but Venetian-born Guy Lombardi was sure she must be lying. ‘It isn’t usual,’ he pointed out sardonically, ‘for a tourist to become acquainted with a man with a police record, and yet another who is a notorious mob leader.’ But that was what happened when, on the final evening of her week’s holiday in Venice, Clare Lambert lingered alone to admire the splendours of St Mark’s Square. And when she and her friends moved on to an hotel on the shores of Lake Garda, she found that she was being followed – and followed again – by men who were at best thieves and extortionists and at worst murderers . . .

Benjamin Britten Death In Venice

Author: Donald Mitchell
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521319430
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Benjamin Britten Death In Venice from the Author: Donald Mitchell. This book is a source of first-hand information on Britten's final operatic achievement.

The Birth Of The Despot

Author: Lucette Valensi
Publisher: Cornell University Press
ISBN: 9780801475436
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The Birth Of The Despot from the Author: Lucette Valensi. In her graceful account of the transformation of European attitudes toward the Ottoman empire during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries, Lucette Valensi follows the genealogy of the concept of Oriental despotism. The Birth of the Despot examines a crucial moment in the long and ambiguous encounter between the Christian and Islamic worlds: the period after the fall of Constantinople to the Turks, when Venice's pursuit of its commercial and maritime interests brought two powerful protagonists—Venice and the Sublime Porte—face-to-face. Vivaldi's oratorio Juditha Triumphans, in which Judith liberates her besieged town by killing the Turk Holofernes, serves as the organizing metaphor in Valensi's study of how Venice's perceptions of its rival changed. Valensi shows how Venice's initial admiration for the sultan and his orderly empire metamorphosed into revulsion at a monstrous tyrant.

Shakespeariana

Author: Charlotte Endymion Porter
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Shakespeariana from the Author: Charlotte Endymion Porter. With v. 6 was issued "The Teachers' supplement. Conducted by W.S. Allis," no. 1-2, May-Oct. 1889.

The Glory Of Venice

Author: Daniel Huguenin
Publisher: Vilo International
ISBN: 9782879390963
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The Glory Of Venice from the Author: Daniel Huguenin. A journey through the mysteries and beauty created in the world's most fascinating city.

Wagner And Venice

Author: John W. Barker
Publisher: University Rochester Press
ISBN: 9781580462884
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Wagner And Venice from the Author: John W. Barker. Explores Wagner's lengthy stays in Venice, his death there, and the meaning of his works -- and his death -- for that great city and its mystique.

A History Of Venice

Author: John Julius Norwich
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141936789
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A History Of Venice from the Author: John Julius Norwich. John Julius Norwich's dazzling history of Venice from its origins to its eighteenth century fall. 'Lord Norwich has loved and understood Venice as well as any other Englishman has ever done. He has put readers of his generation more in his debt than any other English writer' Peter Levi, The Sunday Times.