And now rushed the unfortunate wildly through the streets of Venice He railed at fortune he laughed and cursed by turns yet sometimes he suddenly stood still, seemed as pondering on some great and wondrous enterprise, and then again rushed onwards, as if hastening to its execution.
The Bravo of Venice And now rushed the unfortunate wildly through the streets of Venice He railed at fortune he laughed and cursed by turns yet sometimes he suddenly stood still seemed as pondering on some great and won
This is a fantastic short read Gothic novella which I truly enjoyed reading The setting is the always impossibly romantic setting of Venice opening with a beautiful evocation of the city by moonlight I recently read a critical essay which claimed that Shelley borrowed this very same beautiful opening for his own gothic work, Zastrozzi, and it has to be said, the descriptions are very similar In this same beautifully moonlit city, we come across the hideously deformed Abellino, starving, outcast [...]
These notes were made in 1981 The Bravo of Venice, by Matthew G Monk Lewis, translator adaptor, from the German original by Zchokke 1805 I begin to understand the contemporary critical distaste for the German novel One does not know quite how much to blame Lewis, for he admits to sundry alterations, additions and deletions, but almost certainly the bald, almost folk tale like structure, and the insistence on almost ritual slaying are from the original, for we have seen how elaborately Lewis can [...]
First romance I have read, and boy did it fulfil all of my expectations Two people almost died from being spurned by their precious beloved, there are numerous plot twists and one single man is able to dispatch an untold amount of guards and fighters all by himself I now understand Lennox and her heroine so much the better.
didn t particularly like the ending, but had good suspenseful moments, i guess.