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Ariadne in Mantua: A Romance in Five Acts By Vernon Lee
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Vernon Lee was the pseudonym of the British writer Violet Paget... More > (14 October 1856 – 13 February 1935). She is remembered today primarily for her supernatural fiction and her work on aesthetics. An early follower of Walter Pater, she wrote over a dozen volumes of essays on art, music, and travel.Violet Paget was born in France on 14 October 1856, at Château St Leonard, Boulogne, to British expatriate parents, Henry Ferguson Paget and Matilda Lee-Hamilton (née Abadam). Violet Paget was the half-sister of Eugene Jacob Lee-Hamilton (1845–1907) by her mother's first marriage, and from whose surname she adapted her own pseudonym. Although she primarily wrote for an English readership and made many visits to London, she spent the majority of her life on the continent, particularly in Italy. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vernon_Lee< Less

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