Venetian Curiosities PDF ePub eBook

Books Info:

Venetian Curiosities free pdf 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.

About Donna Leon

Donna Leon was named by The Times as one of the 50 Greatest Crime Writers. She is an award-winning crime novelist, celebrated for the bestselling Brunetti series. Donna has lived in Venice for thirty years and previously lived in Switzerland, Saudi Arabia, Iran and China, where she worked as a teacher. Donna's books have been translated into 35 languages and have been published around the world. Her previous novels featuring Commissario Brunetti have all been highly acclaimed- including Friends in High Places, which won the CWA Macallan Silver Dagger for Fiction, Fatal Remedies, Doctored Evidence, A Sea of Troubles and Beastly Things.

Details Book

Author : Donna Leon
Publisher : William Heinemann Ltd
Data Published : 03 May 2012
ISBN : 0434022063
EAN : 9780434022069
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 80 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
Rating :

Reviews Venetian Curiosities



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • My Venice and Other Essays free pdfMy Venice and Other Essays

    Donna Leon s wildly popular novels starring Venetian Commissario Guido Brunetti have been praised for their intricate plots and gripping narratives. but also for their insight into the culture. politics..


  • Doctored Evidence free pdfDoctored Evidence

    Internationally acclaimed author Donna Leon has earned lavish accolades for her elegant Venetian mysteries featuring the irresistibly charming Commissario Brunetti. Now. following her magnificently received "Uniform Justice..


  • Venetian Gardens free pdfVenetian Gardens

    Tucked away in the heart of Venice. hidden from the public eye. lie unexpected oases of calm and beauty. "Venetian Gardens" offers an exclusive view of the splendor and charm of these secret gardens..


  • Venetian Masks free pdfVenetian Masks

    A man is least himself when he talks in his own person- give him a mask and he will tell you the truth. said Oscar Wilde. Venetian masks are a centuries-old tradition of Venice. Italy..


  • Venice (City-Pick Series) free pdfVenice (City-Pick Series)

    Jan Morris arrives by sea Casanova crosses the ominous Bridge of Sighs Patricia Highsmith's Ripley gets his own palazzo Kazuo Ishiguro introduces the musicians of St Mark's Square D H Lawrence brings Lady Chatterley to Venice Geoff Dyer gets under the skin of the Biennale Sally Vickers' Miss Garnett climbs up to San Marco's horses Thomas Mann gives us a sultry summer gondola ride Tiziano Scarpa describes it as only a Venetian can Over fifty writers evoke Venice with an introduction by Fictional Cities' Jeff Cotton..


  • Venetian Curiosities free pdfVenetian Curiosities

    . 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.