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The silent duchess

Author: Dacia Maraini
Publisher: London : Arcadia, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Palermo, Sicily. In the Piazza Marina a large crowd has gathered to witness the public hanging of a young brigand. Duke Signoretto di Fontanasalsa, leader of the Noble Fathers of the Inquisition, is in attendance, and with him is his deaf-mute daughter, Marianna, who is seven years old. The child watches as the rope is slipped round the prisoner's neck; there is a roll of drums and the hangman kicks away the box on  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Italian fiction
Fiction
Historical fiction
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Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dacia Maraini
ISBN: 9781906413729 190641372X
OCLC Number: 540182506
Language Note: Translated from the Italian.
Description: pages cm
Responsibility: by Darcia Marainin.

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A major novel in the tradition of Lampedusa's The Leopard.  Read more...

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'Italy's most audacious female writer' Sunday Times 'Her best novel in years - interspersed with evocatively detailed descriptions of day-to-day life: smells, food, medicaments and contraptions of Read more...

 
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