The Venetian Mask: A Novel

The Venetian Mask: A Novel

Rosalind Laker


Enduring friendships and long-held vendettas come alive opposed to the beauty and decadence of eighteenth-century Venice.

In 1775 Venice–known to outsiders as “the brothel of Europe”–the culture of mask-wearing has allowed adultery and debauchery to flourish. yet Marietta and Elena, expensive associates on the Ospedale della Pietà, a world-famous orphanage and tune college for ladies, recognize little of that milieu–until they arrive of age.

Elena is pressured to wed the pinnacle of the Celano extended family, a jealous, brutal guy, whereas Marietta marries Domenico Torrisi, whose kinfolk vendetta with the Celanos is centuries previous. culture dictates that the buddies shouldn't ever converse back, yet their bond is just too robust to damage.

As the French Revolution unsettles all of Europe, Elena’s husband frames Domenico and he turns into a political prisoner. Marietta and Elena plot to avoid wasting him, and the ladies become aware of that Venetian mask have noble reasons, too–but will their efforts placed their very own lives at risk?

Embodying the glitter and the treachery of the town it portrays, The Venetian Mask will maintain you turning pages lengthy into the evening.

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