The Abbess of Castro

The Abbess of Castro

Brigands, convents under siege, a prince who’d do Machiavelli proud…This adventurous novella from a writer famous for far longer works is a singular take on love and war in Renaissance Italy.

Claiming to be translating from sixteenth-century manuscripts, Stendhal tells the story of two doomed young lovers—one the daughter of the wealthiest man in the district, the other a brigand. It’s a genuinely moving tale of impossible love—with plenty of swordfights… (more)

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Publisher: Open BookShelf (March 25, 2018)

Language: English


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