Lucia: a Venetian life in the age of Napoleon

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The author of the widely praised A Venetian Affair gives readers a portrait of history as dazzling drama, in the story of the fall of Venice and the rise of a new age as seen through the eyes of 16-year-old Lucia. 8-page color illustrations.
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Grouping Title lucia a venetian life in the age of napoleon
Grouping Author di robilant andrea
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display_description In 1787, Lucia, the beautiful sixteen-year-old daughter of a prominent Venetian statesman, is married off to Alvise Mocenigo, scion of one of the most powerful Venetian families. But their life as a golden couple will be suddenly transformed when Venice falls to Bonaparte. As the larger events unfolding around Lucia mingle with her most personal concerns, we witness-through her letters to her sister and other primary sources-her painful series of miscarriages and the pressure on her to produce an heir; her impassioned affair with an Austrian officer and its stunning results; the glamour and strain of her career as a hostess in Hapsburg Vienna and lady-in-waiting at the court of Napoleon's stepson, Prince Eugène de Beauharnais, as well as her intimate relationship with the Empress Josephine; and her amazing firsthand account of the defeat of Napoleon in Paris in 1814. In her later years, Lucia, regal and still beautiful and a bit battle-hardened herself, was Byron's landlord during the poet's stay in Venice. In a fitting finale to this sweeping drama, Lucia stands as a relic of a lost golden age: she created, in part, the aura that gave rise to the Romantic view of Italy and its culture that we still nourish today.With the brave and articulate Lucia at the center of his re-creation of this remarkable historical period, Andrea di Robilant has once again reached across the centuries, and deep into his own past, to bring history to rich and vivid life on the page.
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subject_facet Europe -- History -- 1789-1815, Memmo Mocenigo, Lucia, -- 1770-1854, Upper class women -- Italy -- Venice -- Biography, Venice (Italy) -- History -- 1797-1866, Venice (Italy) -- History -- French occupation, 1797, Venice (Italy) -- Social life and customs
title_display Lucia : a Venetian life in the age of Napoleon
title_full Lucia : a Venetian life in the age of Napoleon / Andrea di Robilant, Lucia : a Venetian life in the age of Napoleon [electronic resource] / Andrea di Robilant
title_short Lucia :
title_sub a Venetian life in the age of Napoleon
topic_facet History, Memmo Mocenigo, Lucia, Social life and customs, Upper class women