Pdf/E–pub Lucia A Venetian Life in the Age of Napoleon BY Andrea di Robilant
By one of his ancestors I agree with som Lucia was the daughter "Of A Prominent Venetian Statesman "a prominent Venetian statesman lived through the
GLORY AND DECLINE OF VENICE SHE and decline of Venice she the bosomfriend of Empress Josephine the landlady of Byron in Venice and stands as a relic of the lost golden ageDi Robilant is the author of A VENETIAN AFFAIR For research thanks Dini Really 35 stars not uite a 4What a sweet fresh faced ingenue of the napoleonic ra Always positive always loving Lucia fails to be a product of war or what really sounds like an unsatisfying marriage Seeking joy in society she makes friends Aramaic Bowl Spells: Jewish Babylonian Aramaic Bowls Volume One easily which is good because her husband can t seem to settleLucia seems what s best for her son til her death Also the daily corresponded she keeps up with her younger sister bolsters her outlook She fails tover play the victim to the Xenophon And His World (Historia Einzelschriften) end Oh my gosh how Injoyed this book This is definitely a 45 rating for me so I might change the rating between 4 or 5 stars I had never heard of Lucia and her family before this book In truth what. Oncerns we witnessâ€”through her letters to her sister and other primary sourcesâ€”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 Napoleonâ€™s stepson Prince EugÃ¨ne de Beauharnais as well as her intimate relationship with the Empress JosÃ©phine; and her amazing firsthand account of the defeat of Napoleon in Paris in 1814 In her later years Lucia A uniue story about life of an Geography of the Gaze: Urban and Rural Vision in Early Modern Europe early 19th century woman written by her great great great great grandson who used hundreds of letters from herntire life as the basis for this non fiction work Lucia s life takes her from Venice to Vienna to Paris and all over Italy in this turbulent historical time if Napoleon and the forming and re forming of Groove: An Aesthetic of Measured Time empires and nations Luciancounters and befriends many historical people from Lord Byron to the Empress Josephine Thoroughly One Wild Weekend enjoyable andducational I have really Forgetful of Their Sex enjoyed both of di Robilant s books about his ancestors in Venice Both Lucia and The Venetian Affair are based on packets of letters he found Di Robilant brilliantly brings 17th and 18th century Venice to life The tumultuousvents of Naturally Naughty Wicked Willing early 19th century continental Europe as seen through theyes of a Venetian noblewoman Fascinating I read this book because I absolutely loved Andrea di Robilant s first book A Venetian Affair which like Lucia was also a non fiction book based on the letters left behind. From the acclaimed author of A Venetian Affair comes the vivid and dramatic story of the fall of Venice and the rise of a new age during the tumultuous Napoleonic period as seen through the yes of his great great great great grandmotherIn 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 "to Alvise Mocenigo scion of one of the most powerful Venetian families But their life as golden couple will be suddenly transformed when Venice falls to Bonaparte As the larger vents unfolding around Lucia mingle with her most personal Really interested me to pick this book up was wanting to learn about what it was like in Italy when the French Revolution then Napoleon rose to power Never really gave much thought to how this period of time affected non French citizens Not only did I
Get A Glimpse Into What I Wanted To Know But a glimpse into what I wanted to know but learned about an admirable person So very glad I chose to randomly stroll through the library A beautiful depiction of the author s ancestor surprisingly intimate narrative through the fall of the Republic the turmoil of Napoleonic Italy the courts of both the Habsburgs and the Bonapartes Walled (The Line, ending with herlderly role as Lord Byron s Cruel Attachments: The Ritual Rehab of Child Molesters in Germany exasperated landlord After becoming reacuainted with an almost complete statue of Napoleon in what used to be his families house in Venice and coming across Lucia while researching the life of her father Andrea see A Venetian Affair Di Robilant was intriguednough to delve further into his great great great great grandmother s life and by doing so uncovered an indomitable spirit who liv. Egal and still beautiful and a bit battle hardened herself was Byronâ€™s landlord during the poetâ€™s stay in Venice In a fitting finale to this sweeping drama Lucia stands as a relic "Of A Lost Golden "a lost golden 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. .