Lucia in the Age of Napoleon

Andrea di Robilant

Andrea di Robilant’s Lucia in the Age of Napoleon is a sumptuous and page-turning biography of a remarkable woman, by the author of the international bestseller A Venetian Affair.

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571233168
Date Published
05.06.2008
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Summary

In 1797, Lucia, a beautiful statesman’s daughter was married off to a powerful Venetian, only to be caught up in the turbulence of Napoleon’s march. This is her story, from dazzling young hostess in Habsburg Vienna, lady-in-waiting at the court of Prince Eugene de Beauharnais in Milan, single mother in Paris during the fall of Napoleon’s Empire to Byron’s hard-fisted landlady during the poet’s stay in Venice.

Andreadi Robilant

Andrea di Robilant was born in Rome in 1957. He was educated at Columbia University, where he studied history and international politics. He has worked as a journalist all his life, in Europe, the United States and Latin America. His previous books, A Venetian Affair and Lucia in the Age of Napoleon, were published to great acclaim. He lives in…

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Andreadi Robilant