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.

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.

Shakespeariana

Author: Appleton Morgan
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Shakespeariana from the Author: Appleton Morgan.

Death In Venice

Author: Thomas Mann
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486110648
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Death In Venice from the Author: Thomas Mann. Celebrated novella of a middle-aged German writer's tormented passion for a Polish youth met on holiday in Venice, and its tragic consequences. New translation with extensive commentary.

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.

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.

The Companion Guide To Venice

Author: Hugh Honour
Publisher: Companion Guides
ISBN: 9781900639248
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The Companion Guide To Venice from the Author: Hugh Honour. `It offers all that the visitor with a concern for beauty and for leisurely sight-seeing will require.' Financial Times`If ever a guidebook were designed to be read as literature it is Mr Honour's. Even those who know Venice well and love it well will add to their appreciation from this seemingly endless store of information.' Economist