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Daughter of Venice - Donna Jo Napoli
Daughter of Venice
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In 1592, Donata is a noble girl living in a palazzo on the Grand Canal. Girls of her class receive no education and rarely leave the palazzo. In a noble family, only one daughter and one son will be allowed to marry; Donata, like all younger daughters, will be sent to a convent. Donata longs to... show more
In 1592, Donata is a noble girl living in a palazzo on the Grand Canal. Girls of her class receive no education and rarely leave the palazzo. In a noble family, only one daughter and one son will be allowed to marry; Donata, like all younger daughters, will be sent to a convent. Donata longs to be tutored like her brothers and to see the Venice she has glimpsed only on the map. What is the world beyond her balcony, beyond what she sees when she glides, veiled, in a gondola down the canal? She dresses as a boy and escapes the palazzo on the Grand Canal to see the world before she is shut away, and to try to find a way to escape her fate. Donata risks everything; she changes her life, and her family’s life, forever when she walks through the door and encounters a Venice she never knew existed.From the Hardcover edition.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780440229285 (0440229286)
Publisher: Laurel Leaf
Pages no: 288
Edition language: English
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EpicFehlReader
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Daughter Of Venice by Donna Jo Napoli -- this one had some real life inspiration too. Napoli says the character of Donata was inspired by the real life story of Elena Lucrezia Cornaro Piscopia, a female scholar, musician and artist who in 1678 became the very first woman ever to earn a university de...
Adventures Thru Wonderland
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4.0 Daughter of Venice
I really liked this book. It took me twice to read it all the way though, but I was so glad I did. A beautiful story and one I could relate too. The start is slow, but it gets much better as it goes on.
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Impulse buy - looks interesting.
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