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The Castrato by Lawrence Louis Goldman (1974 Ex-Library 1st UK Edition Hardback)


£25.00

Acceptable good reading condition used 1974
First UK Edition Ex-Library Hardback.

Published by Abelard-Schuman, London.
Author: Lawrence Louis Goldman.
ISBN: 0200721607.
Approx dims: 220mm h x 150mm w x 30mm d.

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The Castrato: A Novel by Lawrence Louis Goldman

Condition and Description:

Acceptable good reading condition used 1974 First UK Edition Ex-Library Hardback.

Published by Abelard-Schuman, London.
Author: Lawrence Louis Goldman.
ISBN: 0200721607.
Approx dims: 220mm h x 150mm w x 30mm d.

Intact clean condition dust jacket with slight creasing to edges and slight signs of handling. Intact DJ spine with library ‘F’ to spine. DJ within protective Mylar sleeve. DJ over intact used condition brown cloth boards with rolled spine. 264 clean, slightly tanned inside pages of English text, no inscriptions. There are Library stamps to some inside pages. Page ends tanned with Library stamp to vertical page ends. Image shown is actual book for sale.

Synopsis of The Castrato by Lawrence Louis Goldman:

All the pomp and pageantry of eighteenth century Europe come vibrantly to life in this glittering novel of a brilliant opera star, his triumphant career, and his tempestuous personal life.

Set against the dazzling courts of Madrid and Vienna, the glamorous opera houses of London, Paris, and Rome, THE CASTRATO is the story of Carlo Broschi, detto Farinelli, who actually was the most celebrated musical figure of his time. A male soprano with a bell-like voice which captivated men and woman like, Farinelli began life as a simple Italian peasant. The cruel mutilation which enabled him to sing in the choir of a Benedictine monastery preserved a voice of rare beauty–a gift which would carry him from an obscure Italian conservatory to the heights of European society. Here Farinelli would meet all the greats of the eighteenth century, from Pitt, Burke, and Chesterfield to Handel and Scarlatti. And here, despite his official status as a castrato, he would conquer the most beautiful women of his time.

Alive with court intrigues, clandestine romances, and the horrors of the eighteenth century Spanish Inquisition, THE CASTRATO is a powerful example of historical fiction at its very best.

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