The Resource Lucia : a Venetian life in the age of Napoleon, Andrea di Robilant, (electronic resource)

Lucia : a Venetian life in the age of Napoleon, Andrea di Robilant, (electronic resource)

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Lucia : a Venetian life in the age of Napoleon
Title
Lucia
Title remainder
a Venetian life in the age of Napoleon
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Andrea di Robilant
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Language
eng
Summary
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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technical information on music
Cataloging source
Midwest
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1957-
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Di Robilant, Andrea
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other
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Read by Stephen Hoye
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  • Hoye, Stephen
  • hoopla digital
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  • Upper class women
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Venice (Italy)
  • Europe
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adult
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Label
Lucia : a Venetian life in the age of Napoleon, Andrea di Robilant, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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MWT10756436
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (720 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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Isbn
9781400127054
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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unknown
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digital.
Publisher number
MWT10756436
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access
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Lucia : a Venetian life in the age of Napoleon, Andrea di Robilant, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT10756436
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (720 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781400127054
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT10756436
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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