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The Resource The Florios of Sicily : a novel, Stefania Auci ; translated by Katherine Gregor

The Florios of Sicily : a novel, Stefania Auci ; translated by Katherine Gregor

Label
The Florios of Sicily : a novel
Title
The Florios of Sicily
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Stefania Auci ; translated by Katherine Gregor
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Author
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
In this grand part one of a two-volume saga, inspired by the real lives of history-making titans, The Florios of Sicily brings to life the dark secrets, the loves and betrayals, and the cruel acts of revenge that marked the Florios' century of influence. They were the uncrowned kings of Sicily: restless and ambitious, single-minded and determined to be richer and more powerful than anybody else. Yet their beginnings were humble. Vincenzo, who lost his father at eight, builds an empire from the docks of Palermo. Driven by an insatiable desire to rise above his station and prove a aristocracy that scorns him wrong, Vincenzo sacrifices family and love to transform his tiny spice shop into a trading empire. The name, Florio, soon instills fear and respect. The men of the family are stubborn, arrogant, philanderers and slaves to passions. Paolo shrewdly fights his way out of an earthquake-striken Bagnara to start anew in Sicily. Ignazio II rejects his one true love to fulfil his destiny as the head of a trading empire. Not to be outdone by the men, the Florio women unapologetically demand their place outside the restraints of caring mothers, alluring mistresses, or wounded wives. Giula, though only a mistress, is fiercely intelligent and wins over politicians and businessmen alike. Angelina, born a bastard, charts her own future against the wishes of her father. In this epic yet intimate tale of power, passion, and revenge, the rise and fall of a family taps into the universal desire to become more than who we are born as
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Auci, Stefania
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
fiction
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Gregor, Katherine
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  • Family secrets
  • Ambition
  • Revenge
  • Families
  • Social classes
  • Class consciousness
  • Napoleonic Wars, 1800-1815
  • Kings and rulers
  • Sicily (Italy)
Label
The Florios of Sicily : a novel, Stefania Auci ; translated by Katherine Gregor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as I leoni di Sicilia in Italy in 2019 by Nord"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066622148
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
444 pages
Isbn
9780063030138
Lccn
2019030861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1156378307
Label
The Florios of Sicily : a novel, Stefania Auci ; translated by Katherine Gregor
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally published as I leoni di Sicilia in Italy in 2019 by Nord"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
000066622148
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
444 pages
Isbn
9780063030138
Lccn
2019030861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map, genealogical table
System control number
(OCoLC)1156378307

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