Venetian Curiosities download free [PDF and Ebook] by Donna Leon

Venetian Curiosities download free [PDF and Ebook] by Donna Leon year 2012
  • Book name: Venetian Curiosities
  • Author: Donna Leon
  • Release date: 2012/7/24
  • Publisher: CORNERSTONE
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Entertainment
  • ISBN: 9780434022069
  • Rating: 8.31 of 10
  • Votes: 792
  • Review by: Kinslee Royer
  • Review rating: 8.68 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/15
  • Total pages: 80
  • Includes a PDF summary of 6 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: In a city as ancient as Venice, myths and legends passed down from generation to generation record more than just love or murder. They are the storehouse of a city's mores, emblems of its identity. In 'Venetian Curiosities', acclaimed novelist Donna Leon recounts some of Venice's most intriguing tales: an elephant brought in for Carnival wreaks havoc upon the city before seeking refuge in a church, the city employs prostitutes in an attempt to prevent homosexuality, innocent men are mistakenly condemned to death, a gambler bets the family palazzo. In an introduction and seven essays, Leon offers enchanting details and astute insights into Venetian customs of the past and present. 'Venetian Curiosities' is beautifully illustrated and, like Handel's Bestiary, it comes with a CD. Here the music is by Antonio Vivaldi, with tracks for each section of the book, expertly played by Il Complesso Barocco. With the splendid music, the delightful images, and the perceptive, amusing words of Donna Leon, 'Venetian Curiosities' is a harmonious exploration of one of the world's most beloved cities.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 5H2M39S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Places & Peoples: Pictorial Works, Opera
  • Available formats: SNB, WORD, TXTz, PDF, DOC, TCR, TXT, EPUB. Compressed in TAR.Z, RAR, AZW, Z, ZIP, LZMA
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  • Format: Hardback
  • Approximate value: 17.20 USD
  • Dimensions: 150x152x15mm
  • Weight: 190g
  • Printed by: William Heinemann Ltd
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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