The Fictioning Horror Sale
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


Original Essays | September 4, 2014

Edward E. Baptist: IMG The Two Bodies of The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism



My new book, The Half Has Never Been Told: Slavery and the Making of American Capitalism, is the story of two bodies. The first body was the new... Continue »
  1. $24.50 Sale Hardcover add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$3.95
List price: $18.00
Used Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
Qty Store Section
1 Beaverton Literature- A to Z

The Eyes of Venice

by

The Eyes of Venice Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Venice at the end of the 1500s is an unforgiving city. The Doge rules with an iron fist and the Holy Office harbors suspicions about everything and everyone. Even the walls have eyes. The Republic of Venice watches and listens, then passes judgment swiftly and definitively. In a city where everyone is assumed guilty of something, a young stonemason by the name of Michele has been accused of a crime he didn’t commit. Afraid for his life, he flees the city aboard a galley carrying gold coin, leaving behind his young wife, Bianca. Banished from his home, Michele embarks on a series of extraordinary adventures as the ship he travels on stops in every port and on every island of the Mediterranean. In order to survive this once naïve and immature boy must fast become a man, one possessed of cunning, courage and fortitude.

 

Bianca remains alone in the cruel and treacherous Venice. She faces challenges that are, if anything, even more difficult than those of Michele, and will encounter all the terrors and mysteries that the labyrinthine city holds in its blind alleys and narrow passageways. And she, like Michele, will discover in herself a tenacious and indestructible will to survive.

About the Author

Alessandro Barbero is the author of The Battle: A New History of Waterloo (Walker & Co., 2005), and Charlamagne: Father of a Continent, and Master Pyle’s Bella Vita and Other People’s Wars, winner of the Strega Prize for Fiction. He is a renowned historian whose two-volume history of the Battle of Lepanto is considered to be the definitive text on the subject. He teaches Medieval History at the University of Eastern Piedmont in Vercelli, Italy.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781609450823
Author:
Barbero, Alessandro
Publisher:
Europa Editions
Author:
Conti, Gregory
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
20121031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
448
Dimensions:
8.23 x 5.33 x 1.43 in 1.29 lb
Age Level:
from 18

Other books you might like

  1. 70% Acrylic 30% Wool Used Trade Paper $5.95
  2. The Frost on His Shoulders Used Trade Paper $10.50
  3. Divorce Islamic Style Used Trade Paper $8.00

Related Subjects

Featured Titles » Literature
Fiction and Poetry » Literature » A to Z

The Eyes of Venice Used Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$3.95 In Stock
Product details 448 pages Europa Editions - English 9781609450823 Reviews:
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.