The Resource Scarpia, Piers Paul Read

Scarpia, Piers Paul Read

Label
Scarpia
Title
Scarpia
Statement of responsibility
Piers Paul Read
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It is the late 18th century and Sicilian nobleman Vitello Scarpia finds himself penniless and in disgrace on the streets of Rome. After leaving his home in pursuit of a military career, his fiery passion has seen him expelled from the Spanish royal guard and left to seek his fortune in Italy; a fortune inseparably bound to the Pope, whose rule is put in question by the French Revolution. Scarpia enrolls in the papal army and is soon taken up by a countess eager to have a handsome young officer at her side. She introduces Scarpia into Roman society, and he is both enthralled and agitated by its mix of religiosity, sophistication, decadence, and intrigue. Then, on a mission to Venice, he meets the gifted, beautiful singer Floria Tosca. And as the armies of revolutionary France advance into Italy, and war and revolution engulf the whole peninsula, these two lives become entwined. Steeped in factual detail and exploring the lives--part historical, part fictional--of figures from Puccini's famous opera, Scarpia shines a light into dusty corridors of history and dark corners of the human soul
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1941-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Read, Piers Paul
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6068.E25
LC item number
S22 2016
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Vatican City
  • Nobility
  • Historical fiction
  • Italy
  • Rome (Italy)
  • France
Label
Scarpia, Piers Paul Read
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9781632863249
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
bl2016008083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky279703092
  • (OCoLC)907966014
  • i9781632863249
  • 920112
Label
Scarpia, Piers Paul Read
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
367 pages
Isbn
9781632863249
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
bl2016008083
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • sky279703092
  • (OCoLC)907966014
  • i9781632863249
  • 920112

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