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The Resource The revolution of the moon, Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli

The revolution of the moon, Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli

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The revolution of the moon
Title
The revolution of the moon
Statement of responsibility
Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
Summary
Sicily, April 16 1677. From his deathbed, Charles III's viceroy, Anielo de Guzmán y Carafa, marquis of Castle Rodrigo, names his wife, Doña Eleonora, as his successor. Eleonora de Moura is a highly intelligent and capable woman who immediately applies her political acumen to heal the scarred soul of Palermo, a city afflicted by poverty, misery, and the frequent uprisings they entail.The Marquise implements measures that include lowering the price of bread, reducing taxes for large families, re-opening women's care facilities, and establishing stipends for young couples wishing to marryall measures that were considered seditious by the conservative city fathers and by the Church. The machinations of powerful men soon result in Doña Eleonora, whom the Church sees as a dangerous revolutionary, being recalled to Spain. Her rule lasted 27 daysone cycle of the moon
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Summary
Describes how the Marquees of Castle Rodrigo, named as successor by her husband on his deathbed, tries to improve the impoverished city of Palermo until the Church, who views her as a dangerous revolutionary, has her recalled to Spain. Based on a true story, Camilleri's richly imagined novel tells the story of a woman whose courage and political vision is tested at every step by misogyny and reactionary conservatism
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10562575
Cataloging source
VHOB
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1925-2019
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Camilleri, Andrea
Dewey number
813
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Italian
Literary form
fiction
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1954-
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Sartarelli, Stephen
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True
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  • Moura, Eleonora de
  • Sicily (Italy)
Target audience
adult
Label
The revolution of the moon, Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059857113
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9781609453916
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)981760471
Label
The revolution of the moon, Andrea Camilleri ; translated by Stephen Sartarelli
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000059857113
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
234 pages
Isbn
9781609453916
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)981760471

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