The Resource A Venetian affair : a true story of impossible love in the eighteenth century, Andrea di Robilant

A Venetian affair : a true story of impossible love in the eighteenth century, Andrea di Robilant

Label
A Venetian affair : a true story of impossible love in the eighteenth century
Title
A Venetian affair
Title remainder
a true story of impossible love in the eighteenth century
Statement of responsibility
Andrea di Robilant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the attic of their old family palazzo on the Grand Canal, Andrea di Robilant's father had found the love letters of their ancestor Andrea Memmo, one of the last great Venetian statesmen, to a beautiful half-English girl named Giustiniana Wynne. Some of the letters were written in code, which di Robilant and his father cracked to reveal an illicit passion: Giustiniana was not of the elite ruling class and would never have been considered a suitable match for Andrea. But their acts of devotion were startlingly brazen. As their courtship unfolds, they plot elaborate marriage schemes that offend everyone, arrange secret trysts in borrowed rooms, cause trouble for the servants who must ferry their forbidden correspondence, and even weather an unwanted pregnancy, from which Giustiniana, with her wits and ingenuity and some crucial assistance from the infamous Casanova, emerges unscathed." "Andrea di Robilant, heir to the lovers' legacy, captures them in the twilight of the golden era of Venice, with forays to the colorful social circles of London and Paris along the way. His narrative evokes the world of mask-wearing men and ladies attending Goldini plays and gambling at the Ridotto - bringing to life, 250 years later, a tale of passion and historical intrigue."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
BNB
Dewey number
945.31070922
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
A Venetian affair : a true story of impossible love in the eighteenth century, Andrea di Robilant
Label
A Venetian affair : a true story of impossible love in the eighteenth century, Andrea di Robilant
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/description/random041/2002043438.html
Publication
Related Contributor
Related Location
Related Agents
Related Authorities
Related Subjects
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
393321
http://library.link/vocab/cover_art
https://secure.syndetics.com/index.aspx?type=xw12&client=nlonzsd&isbn=9780375411816&upc=&oclc=%28Sirsi%29%20NP393321/LC.JPG
Dimensions
24 cm.
http://library.link/vocab/discovery_link
{'PUKEARIKI': 'https://ent.kotui.org.nz/client/en_AU/np/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:288630/ada', 'HA_HAST': 'https://ent.kotui.org.nz/client/en_AU/hastings/search/detailnonmodal/ent:$002f$002fSD_ILS$002f0$002fSD_ILS:288630/ada'}
Extent
313 pages :
Isbn
9780375411816
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) NP393321
  • 7466656
  • (Uk)gb A30Y9192
  • (BNAtoc)V6J62219

Library Locations

    • Hastings LibraryBorrow it
      201 Eastbourne St East, Hastings, 4122, NZ
      -39.644287 176.843165
Processing Feedback ...