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Harris, Judith - Evelina: A Victorian heroine in Venice - 9781781555934 - V9781781555934
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Evelina: A Victorian heroine in Venice

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Description for Evelina: A Victorian heroine in Venice Paperback. This is the extraordinary saga of Countess Evelina van Millingen Pisani, a modern woman who lived in the age of Queen Victoria. A friend of Henry James and Isabella Stewart Gardner, she led a rich but turbulent life that spanned from Rome to Constantinople and Venice. Num Pages: 176 pages, 30 black and white photographs. BIC Classification: 1DST; 3JH; BGH; HBTB; TV. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 234 x 156 x 14. Weight in Grams: 272.
Evelina van Millingen Pisani was a modern woman in the age of Queen Victoria. She was born in Constantinople in 1831 to an eccentric French mother and an English father, who was a doctor accused of having murdered Lord Byron. Educated in Papal Rome until the age of eighteen, she was whisked back to Constantinople by her father, now working for the sultan. While visiting Venice, this striking beauty of twenty-two met and married the wealthy Count Pisani. Evelina became an exotic star in the firmament of wealthy American and English socialites, artists, and writers, for whom the artistic decadence ... Read more

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About Harris, Judith
Judith Harris is the author of 'Pompeii Awakened, A Story of Rediscovery' (London: I. B. Tauris, 2007, 2014), and of 'The Monster in the Closet' (Franklin, Tennessee: American History Imprints, 2012). As a freelance American journalist based in Rome, she has been a regular contributor to 'ARTnews', 'Current Archaeology', 'Time' magazine, 'The Wall Street Journal' and the on-line magazine 'i-italy.org'. ... Read more

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