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Cry to Heaven

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In this mesmerizing novel, the acclaimed author of THE VAMPIRE CHRONICLES and the LIVES OF THE MAYFAIR WITCHES makes real for us the exquisite and otherworldly society of the eighteenth-century castrati, the delicate and alluring male sopranos whose graceful bodies and glorious voices brought them the adulation of the royal courts and grand opera houses of Europe, men who lived as idols, concealing their pain as they were adored as angels, yet shunned as half-men.

As we are drawn into their dark and luminous story, as the crowds of Venetians, Neopolitans, and Romans, noblemen and peasants, musicians, prelates, princes, saints, and intriguers swirl around them, Anne Rice brings us into the sweep of eighteenth-century Italian life, into the decadence beneath the shimmering surface of Venice, the wild frivolity of Naples, and the magnetic terror of its shadow, Vesuvius. It is a novel that only Anne Rice could have written, taking us into a heartbreaking and enchanting moment in history, a time of great ambition and great suffering--a tale that challenges our deepest images of the masculine and the feminine.

"To read Anne Rice is to become giddy as if spinning through the mind of time."

--San Francisco Chronicle

"Dazzling in its darkness...Spellbinding."

--The New York Times

Synopsis:

In this mesmerizing novel, the acclaimed

Synopsis:

The 18th-century Italian castrati, castrated males celebrated for their glorious soprano voices, are the subject of this novel. They had fame and luxury, but at a price.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307494221
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Subject:
Fiction : Psychological
Author:
Rice, Anne
Author:
Anne Rice
Subject:
Fiction : Fantasy - General
Subject:
Fiction : Sagas
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Castrati.
Subject:
Singers
Subject:
Musical fiction.
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
Castrati - Italy
Subject:
Singers - Italy
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
Science Fiction and Fantasy-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19950401
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
576

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