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The Marchesa

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By: Simonetta Agnello Hornby;

Language: English

Quality: Good

Genre: Historical fiction,

ISBN: 9780141023700

SKU: BE500454842529

Pages: 326

Description: Costanza Safamita, beloved daughter of Baron Domenico Safamita, is a precious but unusual child. Red-haired, gawky and shy, 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 marchese whose sexual appetite she fears she cannot satiate. The Marchesars"s brave, unusual story offers an unprecedented womanrs"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 Palermors"s decadent aristocracy began its inevitable decline. These themes are flawlessly woven into the fabric of Costanzars"s triumphant life, so that The Marchesa becomes not only an unforgettable human tale but a masterly fresco of a vanished world.