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Love letters of Andrea Memmo to a beautiful half-English girl named Giustiniana Wynne were found in an attic. 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.
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|Statement||Andrea di Robilant|
|LC Classifications||DG678.4 .D5 2003|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||485 pages (large print) ;|
|Number of Pages||485|
This is his first book. In what way would a marriage between Andrea and Giustiniana have threatened the rigid Venetian social order and the political establishment of the time? Go A Venetian affair book a free walking tour A great way to learn the history behind the places you are seeing and to avoid missing any must-see stops. Both Andrea and Giustiniana are products of their time, place, and social class. In summary, an unremarkable, but entertaining film. In the gambling halls, among the late-night crowd of masked men and women hovering around the faro tables, he had a much harder time avoiding Mrs.
He was also born into a world of lust for everything: drama he was a friend of Goldonifor art likewise Canalettofor life, power and, of course, women. The inside of the palace is remarkable and filled with artwork. The book is two stories in one: first, the doomed Venetian affair itself, between the impulsive Andrea Memmo and an illegitimate, half-English belle living in Venice, Giustiniana Wynne. There was also a younger sister, Contarina.
Is it fair to apply today's cultural attitudes and mores to these young people of a different place and time? Once the action moves from Paris to Venice, it's non-stop as the main characters are constantly on the move, trying to outsmart the enemy. As she matures, she writes, "The idea of marriage scares me more and more. I enjoyed the thrill of the chase.
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The region of Veneto, is in the northeast of the Italian peninsula, between the Piave and the Livenza. Please log in to view pricing Description In the waning days of Venice's glory in the mids, Andrea Memmo was scion to one the city's oldest patrician families.
Unfortunately, the movie, while not bad, just didn't live up to the billing. Absolutely gripping and I loved the romance. It's a world of gambling dens, whispers and betrayal; of coded gestures, illicit trysts; furtive, frantic encounters and - crucially - an exchange of passionate and coded letters.
I found it very entertaining and had a hard time putting it down. And now I really want to travel to Venice. Ironically, this has not contributed much to the growth or prosperity of the city. In the gambling halls, among the late-night crowd of masked men and women hovering around the faro tables, he had a much harder time avoiding Mrs.
How might their strong and long-lasting attachment have been different if they had been allowed to marry?
As a love story I must confess that reading some of the letters made me feel somewhat like a voyeur. Andrea and Giustiniana are of such different stations in society that a marriage between them is deemed impossible for most A Venetian affair book the book and when considered is destroyed by rumours and revelations A Venetian affair book the past.
Did the Venetian reliance on outward social propriety mask a moral system, which was perhaps more permissive in some ways than today's? Over the years he instilled in him a sense of duty toward family and nation that would remain with him all his life. I wonder what all they were?
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They earned barely enough from their estates on the mainland to live with the necessary decorum at Ca' Memmo, the large family palazzo at the western end of the Grand Canal. Scream OYYY along with him, and wave to other tourists! I had fo I was very pleased when the Helen MacInnes novels began to appear as ebooks in It is an outrageously exotic love story - a history, not a novel, set in the mid-eighteenth century during Venice's last decades as a republic; a love story not only passionate, but saucy, chimerical, impudent, ardent and tragic.
The book is two stories in one: first, the doomed Venetian affair itself, between the impulsive Andrea Memmo and an illegitimate, half-English belle living in Venice, Giustiniana Wynne. Only Elke Sommer gums up the works with a typically wooden performance that is little more animated than the stone gargoyles that adorn the ancient Venetian buildings.
But their acts of devotion were startlingly brazen. But she had good reason to be firm. The one person in the family he truly adored was Marina, his older sister by six years: a sensitive, kindhearted young woman whom he could always confide in.Jul 25, · The Venetian affair by Helen MacInnes,G.K.
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