Venice Stories

Venice Stories

by Jonathan Keates (Editor)


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A gorgeously jacketed hardcover anthology of classic stories set in Venice, by an international array of brilliant writers.

The sublime city of Venice has long offered inspiration to the world's storytellers. This anthology gathers a dazzling variety of stories with Venetian settings, including Daphne du Maurier's haunting "Don't Look Now," Anthony Trollope's wartime romance "The Last Austrian Who Left Venice," Vernon Lee's spine-chilling "A Wicked Voice," and a scene from The Wings of the Dove, Henry James's tale of passion and betrayal in a Gothic palazzo on the Grand Canal. The famed Venetian adventurer Giacomo Casanova weighs in with escapades from his notorious Memoirs, alongside enthralling selections by Baron Corvo, Marcel Proust, Camillo Boito, and Jeanette Winterson. In its multifaceted portrait of La Serenissima, Venice Stories showcases a lineup of literary classics worthy of the magnificent city they celebrate.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781101908068
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 10/16/2018
Series: Everyman's Library Pocket Classics Series
Pages: 432
Sales rank: 1,104,195
Product dimensions: 4.40(w) x 7.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

JONATHAN KEATES is the editor of the Everyman's Library's anthology Rome Stories and the author of several works of fiction including the short story collection Allegro Postillions and the novel The Stranger's Gallery. He is the biographer of Handel, Purcell, and Stendhal, and is well known as a reviewer and writer on Italian culture and history. He teaches at the City of London School and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

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PREFACE by Jonathan Keates

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Table of Contents

Giacomo Casanova, from History of My Life
Anthony Trollope, "The Last Austrian Who Left Venice"
Camillo Boito, "Senso"
Vernon Lee, "A Wicked Voice"
Henry James, from The Wings of the Dove
Frederick Rolfe, Baron Corvo, from The Desire and Pursuit of the Whole
Marcel Proust, "Sojourn in Venice"
Daphne du Maurier, "Don’t Look Now"
Jeanette Winterson, "The Queen of Spades"

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