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Publisher Comments:

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:

They were the castrati--male sopranos whose glorious voices brought them adulation throughout Europe even as they were despised as "monsters". For Tonio Treschi, the child of Venetian nobility, kidnapped and castrated in a murderous family conspiracy, only one thing would soothe his soul--revenge!

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345396938
Author:
Rice, Anne
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Horror
Subject:
Singers
Subject:
Horror tales
Subject:
Musical fiction.
Subject:
Castrati.
Subject:
Castrati - Italy
Subject:
Singers - Italy
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;historical fiction;opera;italy;historical;horror;music;fantasy;venice;anne rice;novel;gay;history;18th century;rice;american;romance;erotica;castration;queer;vampires;lgbt;contemporary;gothic
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass market paperback
Series Volume:
no. 231
Publication Date:
19950431
Binding:
MASS MARKET
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
6.86x4.17x1.24 in. .60 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , They were the castrati--male sopranos whose glorious voices brought them adulation throughout Europe even as they were despised as "monsters". For Tonio Treschi, the child of Venetian nobility, kidnapped and castrated in a murderous family conspiracy, only one thing would soothe his soul--revenge!
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