The Four Seasons

A Novel of Vivaldi's Venice

By Laurel Corona
(Hyperion Books, Paperback, 9781401309268, 389pp.)

Publication Date: November 2008

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Description
In glittering 18th-century Venice, music and love are prized above all else--and for two sisters coming of age, the city's passions blend in intoxicating ways. Chiaretta and Maddalena are as different as night and day. The two sisters were abandoned as babies on the steps of the Ospedale della Pietss, Venice's world-famous foundling hospital and musical academy. High-spirited and rebellious, Chiaretta marries into a great aristocratic Venetian family and eventually becomes one of the most powerful women in Venice. Maddalena becomes a violin virtuoso and Antonio Vivaldi's muse. The Four Seasons is a rich, literary imagination of the world of 18th-century Venice and the lives and loves of two extraordinary women.



About the Author
Laurel Corona is a tenured professor of English and Humanities at San Diego City College and the author of the forthcoming novel "The""Four Seasons." She lives in San Diego, California.
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