A Venetian Affair: A True Tale of Forbidden Love in the 18th Century (Paperback)
A True Tale of Forbidden Love in the 18th Century
Vintage, 9780375726170, 320pp.
Publication Date: November 1, 2004
Two and half centuries later, the unbelievable story of this star-crossed couple is told in a breathtaking narrative, re-created in part from the passionate, clandestine letters Andrea and Giustiniana wrote to each other.
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Praise For A Venetian Affair: A True Tale of Forbidden Love in the 18th Century…
"Splendidly engrossing. . . . An extraordinary story." --The New York Times Book Review
“Jane Austen herself could not have conjured a romance with more passion, deception and intrigue.”--People
“Thoroughly fascinating. . . . Has all the hallmarks of a Henry James novel. . . . Interweaving dramatic scenes and keenly observed expository passages [di Robilant] creates a narrative of novelistic resonance.” --The Washington Post Book World
“A story of Venice at at time when people lived for romantic intrigue and where social and political restrictions led men and women into liaisons that made for delicious, tormented melodrama.” --Salon
“Filled with quiet intensity and elegant, thought-provoking prose…An elegiac and powerful novel with a fresh presentation of evil and the healing potential of forgiveness.” --People