Across the bridge of sighs : more Venetian stories / Jane Turner Rylands.

Author
Rylands, Jane Turner, 1939- [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Εdition
1st ed.
Published/​Created
New York : Pantheon Books, [2005], ©2005.
Description
354 pages ; 20 cm

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Summary note
"In these twelve stories, Jane Turner Rylands returns with more tales about the mysterious day-to-day life of Venetians, in which the conflicting forces of progress and tradition are very much at odds." "Unforgettable characters from Rylands's first collection make return appearances in several stories, and many new figures are introduced. An unscrupulous former race-car driver unveils a plan to save Venice; a fiendish son plans an aphrodisiac dinner; superstition and a possible curse add to a family's very contemporary troubles over the restoration of their ancient palazzo, where a struggle ensues between decline and change."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • Restoration
  • Youth
  • Probability
  • Mobility
  • Fortune
  • Integration
  • Art
  • Design
  • Enterprise
  • Service
  • Vocation
  • Finish.
ISBN
0375423419
LCCN
2005047674
RCP
C - S
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