The Last Masquerade

The Last Masquerade

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<center>In the tradition of E. L. Doctorow's Ragtime comes this exquisitely inventive novel set in the Dionysian exuberance of the Roaring Twenties, featuring an unforgettable and volcanic cast of characters</center>

In this hilarious, erotic, and political tragicomedy, two dashing young aristocrats embark on a journey to witness the comeback of their idol -- the sublime Italian actress Eleonora Duse. Duse's encounters with the men reveal a new side to the myth they imagined -- a wearied, reclusive woman, haunted by the fragility of love, and beset by an inordinate intimacy with death. With iconoclastic elegance, Orlando Rodr&#237;guez reveals the mystery of a world long forgotten, of two cosmopolitan centers outside Europe and America, where the ruling class had as much fun as anyone else, and, like everyone else, suffered the consequences.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 464 pages
  • 137.2 x 218.4 x 35.6mm | 567g
  • United States
  • English, Spanish
  • Reprint
  • 0060586338
  • 9780060586331

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41 ratings
3.14 out of 5 stars
5 15% (6)
4 20% (8)
3 37% (15)
2 24% (10)
1 5% (2)
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