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The Marchesa

The Marchesa

Author: Simonetta Agnello Hornby
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2007. A trade paperback copy in fine, unread condition.


Costanza Safamita, beloved daughter of Baron Domenico Sa famita, is a precious but unusual child. She is considered an outsider by many on the family estate, but her adoring father makes her sole heir to the Safamita fortune - and then everything changes. Now she must conquer glittering, alien Palermo where, uncertain of her future, she falls in love with a charming, dissolute young marchesewhose sexual appetite she fears she cannot satiate. The Marchesa's brave, unusual story offers an unprecedented woman's perspective on the incestuous hypocrisy of Sicilian aristocracy during a dramatic time in history. The Bourbon monarchy collapsed, the Mafia rose to power, and Palermo's decadent aristocracy began its inevitable decline. These themes are flawlessly woven into the fabric of Costanza's triumphant life, so that The Marchesabecomes not only an unforgettable human tale but a masterly fresco of a vanished world.

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General Fields

  • : 9781921145735
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : Text Publishing Company
  • : April 2007
  • : 230mm X mm
  • : Australia
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 352
  • : 853/.92
  • : Paperback
  • : Simonetta Agnello Hornby