Cry to Heaven
Anne Rice demonstrates her power to enthrall the reader as she makes real for us the exalted and fearful life of an extraordinary society--the eighteenth-century world of the castrati, the male sopranos whose glorious voices, unmatched by any singers since their time, brought them the adulation... show more
Anne Rice demonstrates her power to enthrall the reader as she makes real for us the exalted and fearful life of an extraordinary society--the eighteenth-century world of the castrati, the male sopranos whose glorious voices, unmatched by any singers since their time, brought them the adulation of the royal courts and grand opera houses of Europe. This is a novel that charms, shocks, and moves us by its portrayal of passionate and fascinating lives, by its re-creation of a strange and exotic moment in history--and by the ways in which it considers, and adds resonance to, our deepest images of the masculine and the feminine. It is a mesmerizing feat of storytelling.From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publish date: September 12th 1982
Pages no: 544
Edition language: English
, Historical Fiction
, M M Romance
Rating: 4/5Summary: Marc Antonio “Tonio” Treschi, a son of a Councillor of Venice in the 18th century, leads a life of comfort while minding his tutors and taking care of his mother who seems to suffer from depression. However, as he grows up he uncovers family secrets that veer his destiny from fol...
The blurb on the back of the book:“IN EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY ITALY THE CASTRATI RECREATED HEAVEN ON EARTH.Their exquisite voices soured above the glittering world of courtiers and nobility. Those who achieved fame were showered with riches and sexual favours. But their success also had a terrible sadnes...
This is my personal all-time-favorite book by my favorite author, Anne Rice. I find this book to be most intriguing and unique. It's truly a one-of-a-kind well researched and well written book. Where else could one find a fictional story based upon the 'Castrati' in such dark and sensual form?It was...
Interspersed with the well-known Vampire Chronicles and Mayfair Witches stories, Anne Rice wrote some stand-alone novels, the best of which, in my opinion is Cry to Heaven, published in 1982.::: The Castrati :::During the Baroque period, when the Catholic Church forbade women from performing, the st...
What the fuck just happened??What the.. I'm at a loss for words here.. I have absolutly no idea how to review this book.. So I'm just going to say whatever just pops up..I kinda want to say it was the worst book I've ever read..And then I kinda want to give it 3 stars... Wait.. What the??This book i...
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