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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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ISBN13: 9780811843133
ISBN10: 0811843130
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Every disaster has a backstory, none more thrilling than this one. Set during the great San Francisco earthquake and fire, this page-turning tale of political corruption, vendettas, romance, rescue—and murder—is based on recently uncovered facts that forever change our understanding of what really happened. Told by a feisty young reporter, Annalisa Passarelli, the novel paints a vivid picture of the Victorian-era city, from the mansions of Nob Hill to the underbelly of the Barbary Coast to the arrival of tenor Enrico Caruso and the Metropolitan Opera. Central to the story is the ongoing battle—fought even as the city burns—that pits incompetent and unscrupulous politicians against a coalition of honest police officers, newspaper editors, citizens, and a lone federal prosecutor. With the appeal and texture of The Alienist, Carter Beats the Devil, and the novels of E. L. Doctrow, James Dalessandro weaves unforgettable characters and actual events into a compelling epic. Movie rights to the novel have been bought by Barry Levinson/SpringCreek Productions/Warner Brothers. The movie will enter pre-production soon.

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Set during the great San Francisco earthquake and fire, this page-turning tale of political corruption, vendettas, romance, rescue — and murder — is based on recently uncovered facts that will forever change the public's understanding of what really happened.

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Now available in paperback, James Dalessandro's "riveting account of corruption, greed, and murder in the City by the Bay" (Dallas Morning News) was a best-seller in hardcoverand production has begun on a major motion picture. Set during the great San Francisco earthquake and fire, this page-turning historical novel reveals recently uncovered facts that forever change our understanding of what really happened. Narrated by a feisty young reporter, Annalisa Passarelli, the novel paints a vivid picture of the Post-Victorian city, from the mansions of Nob Hill to the underbelly of the Barbary Coast to the arrival of tenor Enrico Caruso and the Metropolitan Opera. Central to the story is the ongoing battlefought even as the city burnsthat pits incompetent and unscrupulous politicians against a coalition of honest police officers, newspaper editors, citizens, and a lone federal prosecutor. James Dalessandro weaves unforgettable characters and actual events into a compelling epic.

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James Dalessandro is a San Francisco based screenwriter and author of several books, including mystery and true crime novels.

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red73, November 19, 2006 (view all comments by red73)
What a fun read! Combines history with fiction seamlessly. Great charachters, fast-paced action, hard to put down.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811843133
Subtitle:
A Novel
Publisher:
Chronicle Books
Author:
Dalessandro, James
Location:
San Francisco
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Political crimes and offenses
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
San francisco
Subject:
Earthquakes
Subject:
Political fiction
Subject:
Political corruption
Subject:
Fires
Subject:
Women journalists
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Revised
Series Volume:
108-89
Publication Date:
20050303
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
from 8 up to 17
Language:
English
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
1 x 1 x 1 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 13 up to 99

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Product details 368 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811843133 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Set during the great San Francisco earthquake and fire, this page-turning tale of political corruption, vendettas, romance, rescue — and murder — is based on recently uncovered facts that will forever change the public's understanding of what really happened.
"Synopsis" by , Now available in paperback, James Dalessandro's "riveting account of corruption, greed, and murder in the City by the Bay" (Dallas Morning News) was a best-seller in hardcoverand production has begun on a major motion picture. Set during the great San Francisco earthquake and fire, this page-turning historical novel reveals recently uncovered facts that forever change our understanding of what really happened. Narrated by a feisty young reporter, Annalisa Passarelli, the novel paints a vivid picture of the Post-Victorian city, from the mansions of Nob Hill to the underbelly of the Barbary Coast to the arrival of tenor Enrico Caruso and the Metropolitan Opera. Central to the story is the ongoing battlefought even as the city burnsthat pits incompetent and unscrupulous politicians against a coalition of honest police officers, newspaper editors, citizens, and a lone federal prosecutor. James Dalessandro weaves unforgettable characters and actual events into a compelling epic.
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