By Andrea Di Robilant
Within the waning days of Venice's glory within the mid-1700s, Andrea Memmo used to be scion to 1 the city's oldest patrician households. on the age of twenty-four he fell passionately in love with sixteen-year-old Giustiniana Wynne, the gorgeous, illegitimate daughter of a Venetian mom and British father. as a result of their dramatically various positions in society, they can no longer marry. And Giustiniana's mom, afraid that an affair might spoil her daughter's probabilities to shape a stronger union, forbade them to determine one another. Her prohibition in simple terms fueled their hope and so begun their torrid, mystery seven-year-affair, enlisting the help of a number of intimates and servants (willing to chance their very own positions) to trip love letters from side to side and to aid facilitate their clandestine conferences. finally, Giustiniana came across herself pregnant and he or she became for support to the notorious Casanova--himself infatuated with her.
Two and part centuries later, the unimaginable tale of this star-crossed couple is advised in a wide ranging narrative, re-created partially from the passionate, clandestine letters Andrea and Giustiniana wrote to one another.
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A Venetian Affair: A True Tale of Forbidden Love in the 18th Century by Andrea Di Robilant