Nother He regularly saw other women and late on Lucia discovers an illegitimate child of his own but she outlived her husband and during her later years rented out part of her home to Byron An Arrangement That Did Not End Amicably arrangement that did not nd amicably பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் either of themLucia died just before her ninety fourth birthday an incredible age at the time Di Robilant s diligent research is plainly rendered but provides an insight into Europe at the time through theyes of one of Venice s last grand damesblog review here The tumultuous The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 events ofarly 19th century continental Europe as seen through the A Meditation on Murder eyes of a Venetian noblewoman Fascinating For research thanks Dini A beautiful depiction of the author s ancestor surprisingly intimate narrative through the fall of the Republic the turmoil of Napoleonic Italy the courts of both the Habsburgs and the Bonapartesnding with her lderly role as Lord Byron s xasperated landlord I have really Travis enjoyed both of di Robilant s books about his ancestors in Venice Both Lucia and The Venetian Affair are based on packets of letters he found Di Robilant brilliantly brings 17th and 18th century Venice to life Lucia was the daughter of a prominent Venetian statesman and lived through the glory and decline of Venice she became the bosomfriend of Empress Josephine the landlady of Byron in Venice and stands as a relic of the lost golden ageDi Robilant is the author of A VENETIAN AFFAIR Oh my gosh how Injoyed this book This is definitely a 45 rating for me
so I might change the rating between 4 or 5 stars I had never heard of Lucia and her family before I might change the rating between 4 or 5 stars I had never heard of Lucia and her family before book In truth what really interested me to pick this book up was wanting to learn about what it was like in Italy when the French Revolution then Napoleon rose to power Never really gave much thought to how this period of time affected non French citizens Not only did I get a glimpse into what I wanted "to know but I learned about an admirable person So very glad I chose to randomly stroll through the "know but I learned about an admirable person So very glad I chose to randomly stroll through the a uniue story about the life of an Oncerns we witnessâ€”through her letters to her sister and other primary sourcesâ€”her painful series of miscarriages and the pressure on her to produce an heir; her impassioned affair with an Austrian officer and its stunning results; the glamour and strain of her career as a hostess in Hapsburg Vienna and lady in waiting at the court of Napoleonâ€™s stepson Prince EugÃ¨ne de Beauharnais as well as her intimate relationship with the Empress JosÃ©phine; and her amazing firsthand account of the defeat of Napoleon in Paris in 1814 In her later years Lucia After becoming reacuainted with an almost complete statue of Napoleon in what used to be his families house Venice and coming across Lucia while researching the "LIFE OF HER FATHER ANDREA SEE her father Andrea see Venetian Affair Di Robilant was intrigued nough to delve further into his great great great great grandmother s life and by doing so uncovered an indomitable spirit who lived a long and fascinating lifeEngaged to Alvise Mocegino when she was just fifteen ven in her first letter to her future husband Lucia showed poise and thoughtfulness that she would have throughout the rest of her life Di Robilant s functional text AI Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 embellishes little preferring instead to let Lucia tell much of it using the mine of letters and diaries at his disposal including near daily letters to her beloved sister Paolina with whom she nurtured a life long affection and intimacy particularly as her ceaseless striving for her husbands love often fell shortLucia and Alvise hopped from one side to the other as Napoleon rose and fell first putting herself forward in Vienna working ceaselessly to integrate herself into the upperchelons of society and then later finding some freedom and indepence in Paris where she stayed while accompanying her illegitimate son in his studies and spending time with the The Bubble Economy: Is Sustainable Growth Possible? empress Josephine Despite a highly cosmopolitan life Lucia was first and foremost a Venetian and despite witnessing thend of the stagnating republic always harboured dreams of it being re stablished returning to it in her old ageHer spirit was tempered by three arly miscarriages when under pressure to provide a heir to the Mocegino family and by her husbands almost constant absence Yet Lucia did not sit and pine for Alvise instead managing his The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online estates trying various agricultural based business ideas andducating herself in Paris still never giving up that she could still have the perfect family life Alvise constantly sought to be on the right side during a tumultous period for Europe and was often ostracised for his allegiance at one time or From the acclaimed author of A Venetian Affair comes the vivid and dramatic story of the fall of Venice and the rise of a new age during the tumultuous Napoleonic period as seen through the Collision Course: Endless Growth on a Finite Planet eyes of his great great great great grandmotherIn 1787 Lucia the beautiful sixteen year old daughter of a prominent Venetian statesman is married off to Alvise Mocenigo scion of one of the most powerful Venetian families But their life as a golden couple will be suddenly transformed when Venice falls to Bonaparte As the largervents unfolding around Lucia mingle with her most personal
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great great great grandson who used hundreds ofgreat great grandson who used hundreds of from her ntire life as the basis for this non fiction work Lucia s life TAKES HER FROM VENICE TO VIENNA her from Venice to Vienna Paris and all over Italy in this turbulent historical time if Napoleon and the forming and re forming of mpires and nations Lucia ncounters and befriends many historical people from "Lord Byron to the Empress Josephine Thoroughly njoyable and ducational I read this book because I absolutely loved Andrea di "Byron to the Empress Josephine Thoroughly njoyable and Why Photography Matters educational I read this book because I absolutely loved Andrea di s first book A Venetian Affair which like Lucia was also a non fiction book based on the letters left behind by one of his ancestors I agree with some other reviewers who said that the life of Lucia was not as compelling as the torrid secret forbidden love affair depicted in the first book That said di Robilant is a top notch writer and I thought this was anxcellent book Di Robilant combines personal and global history Doreen Valiente Witch effortlessly and I came away from the book with insights into how worldvents can change life trajectories Di Robilant also deftly brought out the complexities of human relationships he takes contradictory situations people are awful to Duty Free Murder each other and yet loveach other deeply and helps us understand how that can be so I think I also loved the book because I was recently in Vienna and so I learned about many of the Asperger - Leben in zwei Welten : Betroffene berichten: das hilft mir in Beruf, Partnerschaft Alltag emperors andmpresses that are mentioned in this book In general any European history buff should love to see what life was like during the age of Napoleon I highly recommend this book Really 35 stars not uite a 4What a sweet fresh faced ingenue of the napoleonic Hsi K'Ang and His Poetical Essay on the Lute era Always positive always loving Lucia fails to be a product of war or what really sounds like an unsatisfying marriage Seeking joy in society she makes friendsasily which is good because her husband can t seem to settleLucia seems what s best for her son til her death Also the daily corresponded she keeps up with her younger sister bolsters her outlook She fails to Venous Catheters ever play the victim to then. Egal and still beautiful and a bit battle hardened herself was Byronâ€™s landlord during the poetâ€™s stay in Venice In a fitting finale to this sweeping drama Lucia stands as a relic of a lost golden age she created in part the aura that gave rise to the Romantic view of Italy and its culture that we still nourish today With the brave and articulate Lucia at the center of his re creation of this remarkable historical period Andrea di Robilant has once again reached across the centuries and deep into his own past to bring history to rich and vivid life on the page.