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- DescriptionEnduring friendships and long-held vendettas come alive against the splendor and decadence of eighteenth-century Venice. In 1775 Venice kwn to outsiders as the brothel of Europe the tradition of mask-wearing has allowed adultery and debauchery to flourish. But Marietta and Elena, two dear friends at the Ospedale della Pieta, a world-famous orphanage and music school for girls, kw little of that milieu until they come of age. Elena is forced to wed the head of the Cela clan, a jealous, brutal man, while Marietta marries Domenico Torrisi, whose family vendetta with the Celas 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 ble 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.
- Author BiographyROSALIND LAKER is the author of many novels, including To Dance with Kings and The Golden Tulip. She lives in England.
- Author(s)Rosalind Laker
- PublisherRandom House USA Inc
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRandom House Inc
- Weight322 g
- Width132 mm
- Height202 mm
- Spine25 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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