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The Italian By Rene Pappone
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When Italy declared war on the British Empire on June 10, 1940, it meant that Canada was also Italy's enemy. The Canadian government immediately ordered the internment of some 600 Italian Canadians... More > who were considered a serious potential threat to national security. Another 17,000 Canadians of Italian origin were ordered to register every month with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. This dark chapter in Canadian history is not well-known because Italian Canadians affected by it chose not to speak about their ordeal. This novel weaves historical facts and fiction to dramatize that almost-forgotten event.< Less
The Historical Nights' Entertainment: First Series By Rafael Sabatini
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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: Rafael Sabatini (29 April 1875 – 13 February 1950) was an... More > Italian/English writer of novels of romance and adventure.He is best known for his worldwide bestsellers:In all, Sabatini produced 31 novels, eight short story collections, six non-fiction books, numerous uncollected short stories, and a play.Rafael Sabatini was born in Iesi, Italy, to an English mother (Anna Trafford) and Italian father. His parents were opera singers who became teachers.At a young age, Rafael was exposed to many languages, living with his grandfather in England, attending school in Portugal, and, as a teenager, in Switzerland. By the time he was 17, when he returned to England to live permanently, he had mastered five languages. He quickly added a sixth language – English – to his linguistic collection. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rafael_Sabatini< Less
Strong Women Past & Future – a Pair of Historical & Future Romances By Doreen Milstead
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Joane & Mattio: Stonemasons In Italy - Set in the Middle Ages, this story is about an Englishwoman who is sent to Italy to become the bride of an Italian stonemason, living in the shadow of Mt.... More > Vesuvius. She is an intelligent and inventive woman herself and along with her husband, then come up with several highly unorthodox solutions to both warring factions, and taxes. Betty The Proud & Darnel The Younger - Many years after the fall of civilization, well, sort of... a young noble woman from Michigonia is sent for to wed the son of a reigning leader of his people. They need heirs. So, she gets married immediately and turns out to be far from the image that her new husband had imagined his wife to be; forthright, willing to produce multiple sons and daughters, and a warrior to boot.< Less
Falco della rupe; O, La guerra di Musso [Italian] By Giambattista Bazzoni
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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: Giambattista Bazzoni (Novara, 12 febbraio 1803 – Milano, 9... More > ottobre 1850) è stato uno scrittore e patriota italiano. Nato da una famiglia di notabili originari di Milano, frequentò il liceo S.Alessandro di Milano, dove insegnavano importanti intellettuali milanesi dell'epoca, come Giovanni Battista De Cristoforis, noto studioso di storia per il quale nutrirà una profonda ammirazione. Ancora tredicenne si diede alla lettura di numerosi classici della letteratura italiana, manifestando una certa affinità con il Tasso e l'Ariosto.A partire dal 1821, dietro insistenze del padre notaio a seguire la tradizione di famiglia, iniziò gli studi legali all'Università di Pavia, dove si laureò in Legge il 12 settembre 1825. Excerpt from: https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Giambattista_Bazzoni< Less
I promessi sposi. Opere di Alessando Manzoni, vol. 1 [Italian] By Alessandro Manzoni
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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: Alessandro Francesco Tommaso Manzoni... More > (Italian: [alesˈsandro manˈdzoːni]; 7 March 1785 – 22 May 1873) was an Italian poet and novelist. He is famous for the novel The Betrothed (orig. Italian: I Promessi Sposi) (1840), generally ranked among the masterpieces of world literature. The novel is also a symbol of the Italian Risorgimento, both for its patriotic message and because it was a fundamental milestone in the development of the modern, unified Italian language.Manzoni was born in Milan, Italy, on 7 March 1785. Pietro, his father, aged about fifty, belonged to an old family of Lecco, originally feudal lords of Barzio, in the Valsassina. The poet's maternal grandfather, Cesare Beccaria, was a well-known author and philosopher, and his mother Giulia had literary talent as well. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alessandro_Manzoni< Less
An American Duke in Italy By Antonino d'Este
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Life and loves of an aristocratic family in a northern Italian castle.
An American Duke in Italy By Antonino d'Este
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Life and loves of an aristocratic family in a northern Italian castle.
Beneath a Scarlet Sky - Summarized for Busy People: A Novel: Based on the Book by Mark Sullivan By Goldmine Reads
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Pino Lella is an Italian teenage boy who spends his days doing what typical teenagers do: frolicking with friends and fawning over girls. As the destruction of war courses through the city of Milan,... More > Pino loses his family home to the Allied bombs and is obliged to help Jews escape by traversing the Alps. Later on, he falls in love with a beautiful woman named Anna in whom he finds solace from the horrors of the war. Pino’s position provides him an opportunity to gather information from the German High Command and pass it onto the Allied forces. Working as a spy for the resistance, Pino endures the Nazis’ oppression and their atrocities by the strength he finds in his love for Anna and in his hope for a future in which the war is over and they are finally free.< Less
Beneath a Scarlet Sky - Summarized for Busy People: A Novel: Based on the Book by Mark Sullivan By Goldmine Reads
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Pino Lella is an Italian teenage boy who spends his days doing what typical teenagers do: frolicking with friends and fawning over girls. As the destruction of war courses through the city of Milan,... More > Pino loses his family home to the Allied bombs and is obliged to help Jews escape by traversing the Alps. Later on, he falls in love with a beautiful woman named Anna in whom he finds solace from the horrors of the war. Pino’s position provides him an opportunity to gather information from the German High Command and pass it onto the Allied forces. Working as a spy for the resistance, Pino endures the Nazis’ oppression and their atrocities by the strength he finds in his love for Anna and in his hope for a future in which the war is over and they are finally free.< Less
The Orphan, the Millionaire, and the Evil Genius By Carolina Invernizio
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A story of seduction, murder, and madness. Maria is just two years old when she's found covered in blood on a doorstep in Milan after the city's violent uprising against the Austrian empire. But... More > although the little girl is miraculously saved, her young life is destined for tremendous tragedy . . . Written by Italian author Carolina Invernizio and published in 1889 under the title La trovatella di Milano, this short novel is a good early effort by one of Italy's most successful female writers. The writing is a little uneven, but it's a fun, fast read with some good dramatic dialogue. Trivia: One of the main characters, Maria's adoptive mother Annetta, is based on real women who fought in the uprising against the Austrians.< Less

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