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When I think of Venice as she was in 1782, I think of a hundred thousand souls all devoted to pleasure. Souls like that become insubstantial and faintly luminous. You see, we were in the phosphorescent stage of decay...Richly imagined and as irresistible as its magical setting, Carnevale evokes the three great loves of the painter Cecilia Cornaro: Casanova, Byron and La Serenissima herself.
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ISBN-13: 9781408843826
ISBN-10: 140884382X
Pagini: 640
Dimensiuni: 129 x 198 x 47 mm
Greutate: 0.44 kg
Editura: Bloomsbury Publishing
Colecția Bloomsbury Paperbacks
Locul publicării: London, United Kingdom


Reissued to coincide with the paperback publication of The True and Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters in a stunning new series look

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Michelle Lovric is the author of four other novels - The Floating Book (winner of a London Arts Award and chosen as a WH Smith Read of the Week), The Remedy (Longlisted for the Orange Prize 2005), The Book of Human Skin (a TV Book Club pick in 2011), and, most recently, The True and Splendid History of the Harristown Sisters, as well as four children's books. Her book Love Letters: An Anthology of Passion was a New York Times bestseller. She divides her time between London and Venice.


M.R. Lovric's debut novel is a lush account of love and intrigue in 18th-century Venice ... A dazzling baroque tale
Lovric immerses us in the life and loves of beautiful Cecilia, the artistic daughter of an eighteenth-century Venetian merchant. The setting is faded yet decadent - think gondalas, palazzi, delicate food and amorous trysts. It's a lavish description of a sensual education that drips detail and drama
Venice, the decadent, beautiful and doomed city is the setting for this quasi-historical drama set during the last decades of the 18th century and the opening years of the 19th. This novel mixes fiction with reality as surely as water mixes with the air and stone in that strange floating city ... Part love story, part lesson in aesthetics, part history lesson, this is a fascinating book
A lush book, dripping with opulent descriptions and elegant imagery ... Ambitiously imagined
A truly sensual glide
There is something irresistible about trying to trace a connection between notorious lover and memoirist Casanova notorious lover and poet Lord Byron in Venice the seductive city where both men worked their way through galleries of women ... Maybe Casanovrians play the same game that Byronists play, the search for the missing link, the one unknown woman who will make sense of some strange bits of Byron's life. M. R. Lovric, in her first novel, has gone one better, conjuring not only the woman who makes sense of Casanova's story, but who, thirty-odd years later, solves Byron's story as well ... This is a lush book, dripping with opulent descriptions and elegant imagery ... Ambitiously imagined
Think gondolas and pigeons and A Room with a View ... a dreamy, fantastical novel
Cecilia is a charming character and this is a touching ... even moving read
Extraordinary, an intriguing, magical tale woven around the enigmatic character and grandeur of the Venetian Republic
Rarely have I seen a historical period so brilliantly portrayed. Lovric has brought Venice to life in all of its tattered glory
Lovric has made the city she loves into a character in its own right in her sumptuous debut novel
The writing is sensual in a poetic kind of way ... elegant with witty turns of phrase
Whether imagined as fiction or documented in history, the coming of age of a woman in Venice promises a provocative tale ... Cecilia tells her own story in a confessional, first-person narrative - with occasional comments from Casanova's sage and world-weary cat - but in her intimate account Venice appears as a ghostly presence