The Venetian Mask Book by Rosalind Laker First 1st Edition 1992 Hardcover DJ
Title: The Venetian Mask
Author: Rosalind Laker
Format: Hardcover / Hardback
Collectible: First Edition, 1st Printing
Condition: First Edition / 1st Printing. Book is in very good shape with light wear, light spine cocking, and light soiling. No markings. Ex library but all stickers removed. Only stamp to title page remains. Light damage to endpaper where sticker was removed. Acid stains to cover where tape held down DJ. NOT remaindered. DJ in very good shape with light wear, light ghosting where sticker was along spine. Protected in removable mylar cover. SHIPS IN A BOX! Packaged with care.
Genre: Historical Fiction; Historical Romance
In 1775 Venice--known to outsiders as “the brothel of Europe”--the tradition of mask-wearing has allowed adultery and debauchery to flourish. But Marietta and Elena, two friends at the Ospedale della Pietà, a world-famous orphanage and music school for girls, know little of that milieu--until they come of age.
Elena is forced to wed the head of the Celano clan, a jealous, brutal man, while Marietta marries Domenico Torrisi, whose family vendetta with the Celanos is centuries old. Tradition dictates that the friends should never speak again, but their bond is too strong to break.
As the French Revolution unsettles all of Europe, Elena’s husband frames Domenico and he becomes a political prisoner. Marietta and Elena plot to save him, and the women discover that Venetian masks have noble purposes, too--but will their efforts put their own lives at risk?
Embodying the glitter and the treachery of the city it portrays, The Venetian Mask will keep you turning pages long into the night.