In Lucia's Eyes

Author:   Arthur Japin ,  David Colmer
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Edition:   New edition
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9780099479031


Pages:   256
Publication Date:   06 July 2006
Format:   Paperback
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A tale of romance, innocence, experience and the woman who broke Casanova's heart. Amsterdam 1758, and a man is artfully seducing a woman. He is, to all appearances, Monsieur le Chevalier de Seingalt; she is a courtesan, well-known in Amsterdam for the fact that she never removes her veil. He sets her a challenge- if she can find a woman who has suffered after falling in love with him, she is entitled to resist his charms; if not, she should play his game.What Seingalt doesn't know is that he has already met the veiled woman many years ago, in another life. What Lucia doesn't know is that Seingalt will go down in history as one of the world's greatest lovers, Casanova.A deliciously entertaining and moving story of innocence and experience, love and sacrifice, In Lucia's Eyes takes the reader on an entrancing journey from the canals of Amsterdam to those of Venice, painting a glorious portrait of the eighteenth century.

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Author:   Arthur Japin ,  David Colmer
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Imprint:   Vintage
Edition:   New edition
Dimensions:   Width: 12.90cm , Height: 1.60cm , Length: 19.80cm
Weight:   0.181kg
ISBN:  

9780099479031


ISBN 10:   0099479036
Pages:   256
Publication Date:   06 July 2006
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   To order   Availability explained
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Enthralling . . . Packed with the color of 18th-century life . . . A complex examination of thwarted love . . . A marvelous reversal of hunter and prey, with a soupcon of Dangerous Liaisons . . . Lucia's slightly arch voice throbs with as much searching intelligence as sexual passion . . . What makes In Lucia's Eyes so fascinating is its melding of disparate veins: It's a painful story that arrives at profound insights about the nature of love, but it's spiked with bodice-ripper suspense and humor; it's an intensely private testimony of one woman's peculiar survival, but it's laced with a fascinating survey of 18th-century intellectual history. Brace yourself with all the skepticism you want, you'll still be seduced. <br>- Ron Charles, Washington Post Book World <br> An irrisistible subject . . . Lucia is a prostitute with a 24-karat intellect. By the end of a novel that consistently pits reason against emotion, she has found the means to satisfy each. <br>- Kathryn Harrison, New York Times Book Review <br> Japin has done his historical homework . . . A mesmerizing look into a Europe of long ago. <br>- Conde Nast Traveler <br> A dark intrigue . . . Vivid . . . Startlingly poignant . . . unfolding in intricately plotted flashbacks and divan-rattling love scenes . . . Through Lucia, we're able to discern firsthand the secrets of Casanova's success. <br>- Megan O' Grady, Vogue <br> Inspired by a character in Giacomo Casanova's History of My Life - a once beautiful girl disfigured by small pox whom the greatseducer meets again in the brothels of Amsterdam- Arthur Japin spins an enthralling tale on the mystery of first love and its endurance in the face of a lifetime of hardships. <br>- Andrea Di Robilant, author of A Venetian Affair <br> To see the world through Lucia's eyes is to see it in the fullness of wonders and dangers most never notice. <br>- Paulo Coelho, author of The Alchemist


This is Casanova as you've never seen him before - through the eyes of the girl who always loved him. Wonderfully imagined and deeply moving, it keeps you hooked till the final tear-stained page -- Allison Pearson Its a delight -- Lucy Beresford * Literary Review * To see the world through Lucia's eyes is to see it in the fullness of wonders and dangers most never notice -- Paulo Coelho An enthralling tale on the mystery of first love and its endurance in the face of a lifetime of hardships -- Andrea Di Robilant, author of A Venetian Affair


This is Casanova as you've never seen him before - through the eyes of the girl who always loved him. Wonderfully imagined and deeply moving, it keeps you hooked till the final tear-stained page -- Allison Pearson Its a delight -- Lucy Beresford Literary Review To see the world through Lucia's eyes is to see it in the fullness of wonders and dangers most never notice -- Paulo Coelho An enthralling tale on the mystery of first love and its endurance in the face of a lifetime of hardships -- Andrea Di Robilant, Author Of A Venetian Affair


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Arthur Japin's first novel The Two Hearts of Kwasi Boachi was in international bestseller and has since been adapted for the stage, opera and film. In Lucia's Eyes went straight into the Dutch bestseller lists and won the prestigious Libris prize. The author lives in Utrecht.

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