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Vivaldi's virgins

Fourteen-year-old Anna Maria, one of the elite musicians in the foundling home where Antonio Vivaldi is maestro and composer, is determined to find out who she is and where she came from, no matter where her quest leads her in Venetian society.

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  • "Fourteen-year-old Anna Maria, one of the elite musicians in the foundling home where Antonio Vivaldi is maestro and composer, is determined to find out who she is and where she came from, no matter where her quest leads her in Venetian society."@en
  • "In this enthralling new novel, Barbara Quick re-creates eighteenth-century Venice at the height of its splendor and decadence. A story of longing and intrigue, half-told truths and toxic lies, Vivaldi's Virgins unfolds through the eyes of Anna Maria dal Violin, one of the elite musicians cloistered in the foundling home where Antonio Vivaldi--known as the Red Priest of Venice--is maestro and composer. Fourteen-year-old Anna Maria, abandoned at the Ospedale della Pietà as an infant, is determined to find out who she is and where she came from. A virtuoso performance in the tradition of Girl with a Pearl Earring, Vivaldi's Virgins is a fascinating glimpse inside the source of Vivaldi's musical legacy, interwoven with the gripping story of a remarkable young woman's coming-of-age in a deliciously evocative time and place."
  • "A tale set in Vivaldi's decadent Venice in the eighteenth century finds elite Ospedale della Pietà musician Anna Maria dal Violin embarking on a quest of self-discovery in Venetian society and the Jewish Ghetto."
  • "In this enthralling new novel, Barbara Quick re-creates eighteenth-century Venice at the height of its splendor and decadence. A story of longing and intrigue, half-told truths and toxic lies, Vivaldi's Virgins unfolds through the eyes of Anna Maria dal Violin, one of the elite musicians cloistered in the foundling home where Antonio Vivaldi'known as the Red Priest of Venice'is maestro and composer. Fourteen-year-old Anna Maria, abandoned at the Ospedale della PietA as an infant, is determined to find out who she is and where she came from. Her quest takes her beyond the cloister walls into the complex tapestry of Venetian society; from the impoverished alleyways of the Jewish Ghetto to a masked ball in the company of a king; from the passionate communal life of adolescent girls competing for their maestro's favor to the larger-than-life world of music and spectacle that kept the citizens of a dying republic in thrall. In this world, where for fully half the year the entire city is masked and cloaked in the anonymity of Carnival, nothing is as it appears to be. A virtuoso performance in the tradition of Girl with a Pearl Earring, Vivaldi's Virgins is a fascinating glimpse inside the source of Vivaldi's musical legacy, interwoven with the gripping story of a remarkable young woman's coming-of-age in a deliciously evocative time and place."@en

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  • "Historical fiction"
  • "Historical fiction"@en
  • "Electronic books"
  • "Electronic books"@en
  • "Fiction"
  • "Fiction"@en
  • "Bildungsromans"

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  • "Vivaldi's virgins"@en
  • "Vivaldi's virgins"
  • "Vivaldi's virgins : a novel"@en
  • "Vivaldi's virgins : a novel"
  • "Vivaldi's virgins a novel"