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Hardcover ☆ I Viceré MOBI Ú

I Viceré [Download] ➺ I Viceré ➿ Federico De Roberto – Centrumpowypadkowe.co.uk In uesta perfetta macchina narrativa costruita secondo i più rigorosi precetti del verismo le vicende si inseguono si intrecciano si contrappongono per seguire atto dopo atto la saga famigliare degli In uesta perfetta macchina narrativa costruita secondo i più rigorosi precetti del verismo le vicende si inseguono si intrecciano si contrappongono per seguire atto dopo atto la saga famigliare degli Uzeda aristocratica dinastia siciliana travolta dai rivolgimenti che porteranno all’Unità d’Italia Con un inedito senso della Storia De Roberto uno dei più grandi maestri dell’ italiano penetra fra gli intrighi i ricatti le meschinità che ogni membro della famiglia metterà in atto per conservare i propri privilegi di casta svelando così le dinamiche e le follie del potere Introduzione di Giorgio Patrizi.

10 thoughts on “I Viceré

  1. Ellinor Ellinor says:

    The Viceroys follows the story of a Sicilian noble family starting with the death of the princess in 1855 moving on to her eldest son Giacomo's reign until his death and concluding with the rise of Consalvo Giacomo's son as a politician in 1882 The story is set during a time of great change the kingdom of the Two Sicilies is at its end and Garibaldi is about to build the Italy we know todayI really enjoyed de Roberto's style Each member of the family is described very vividely They all have some good characteristics but always the bad ones prevail This way you never have a real hero but also no character you completely despise The tone is often satirical especially when it comes to certain characters such as Don Eugenio he is always short of money but has the most absurd ideas on how to gain some anywayI just have one major criticism with this book De Roberto tells the story of each family member There are ca 20 characters and that's often too many especially at the beginning The book comes with a list of all the characters which helps but I was still often confused who was who This gets better towards the end as nature takes its natural course and the book concentrates on the remaining membersAll in all this is a great novel which deserves to be better known than it currently is It was my first Italian classic but surely not my last one I received a free digital copy via Netgalley the publisher Thanks for the opportunity

  2. Wayne Wayne says:

    This marvellous historical novel covers the same territorythe effect of the Unification of Italy of the 1860'son Italian society and politics as Giuseppe de Lampedusa's famed novel of the 1950's The Leopard also turned into an eually splendid film by ViscontiThe Viceroys however was written much closer to the real events and also became an excellent film although much laterIt portrays a mostly unsavoury aristocratic familywho hold the usual positions in Church Society and Politicswho are determined not to lose their status and material wealthno matter what the New Order has in storeFull of a wide range of personalities in a wide range of situationsboth young and old we trace their inner and outer states as they deal with the New Order and the inner workings and power struggles on the Family FrontA deliciously involved and tumultuous talebefitting the times in which it is set

  3. Al Bità Al Bità says:

    This is another virtually unknown classic which deserves a wider audience In a sense this is a 'counter' to Giuseppe de Lampedusa's wonderful 'The Leopard' set in or less the same time period in Sicily It's main concerns however is to show the greed and avariciousness of the various extended members of an aristocratic family in their pursuit of their inheritance by fair means or foul Nothing elegaic in these portraitsThe writing is comparatively 'raw' and direct; various machinations on many levels provide for an exciting and revealing read When corruption abounds perhaps the only thing one can do is join in

  4. Mandy Mandy says:

    Set in Sicily in the late 1860s just before the unification of Italy we meet the aristocratic – and it must be admitted pretty unlikeable – Uzeda family known as “The Viceroys” due to their forebears being such during the era of Spanish control of the island Full of pride in themselves and their ancestry grasping selfish and self centred a dysfunctional lot by any standards we follow them as their world comes tumbling down around them They represent a social class sliding towards its ruin and as such the book is a valuable social and historical document with vivid period detail very atmospheric and an evocative portrait of a vanishing world Interesting though I found much of it as a novel it suffers from being too long and too rambling full of characters with no redeeming features and I struggled with it at times Worthy but not always enjoyable

  5. Liz Liz says:

    I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveawayThis book was a tough go for me I usually start a book and get so engrossed in it that I neglect everything around me Not so with this book I found it hard to get into and it put it down and picked it up several times The story follows the Uzeda family during the upheavals in Sicily in the 1800's It really is a fascinating time and the book does give a good idea of the horrific history of that period but I have to admit that I was confused by it on occasion The characters were well written but not likeable The plot seemed to meander at times it would grip my interest but then it would lose me It seemed stiff and cold to me I read some of reviews that said this book was a classic of Italian literature I don't doubt that; it just wasn't for me

  6. Lianne Lianne says:

    I was approved an ARC of this book by the publishers via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review This review in its entirety was originally posted at eclectictalescom scope of this novel was pretty all encompassing set in a period of Italian history undergoing a lot of socio political changes namely the drive for unification Despite of Sicily’s physical detachment from the mainland they are still very much affected by the politics going on there especially as the Church remains a unifying factor across the country But while there are these massive changes happening it does cause friction with the way of life of the aristocracy and social norms and practices de Roberto brings all these problems to light through his focus on the family of the Uzeda princes whether it be the role of the male children in society or the women’s role merely to give birth to children and secure the family line I thought the latter was especially well done in the story of Teresa in Book IIIAs intense and all encompassing as this novel is as a reading experience it is dense There is a lot of exposition explaining situations and events and many of the characters’ internal operations as well as indicating the passage of time The novel also just sort of throws the reader into the story and this sprawling family; because this is an eARC there was no family tree included so it took me a very long time to get the hang of which character was from which generation not to mention other families and other external characters in regular contact with this family Thus it made for a dense read and on a personal note I did find my attention wandering at timesNonetheless I’m glad to have read The Viceroys and I’m glad it’s being re released and reintroduced to the reading public It definitely sheds a lot of light into 19th century Sicily and all of the changes it was undergoing but it’s also uite a family saga could I argue the euivalent of a soap opera? With all the hot tempers running through this novel I’m surprised the family endured to the end of the book It’s a classic worth checking out if you’re a reader of classic literature or are interested in reading some Italian literature

  7. Monty Milne Monty Milne says:

    I was fascinated by this lengthy but absorbing book We meet a large number of Uzeda family members over a timespan of a couple of decades and what a family they are arrogant absurd grotesue corrupt lecherous meanjust occasionally one of them turns out to be less monstrous than the norm but none of them are really likeable But they and all the lesser characters too are never less than fascinating It can be very confusing to keep track of who's who The list of family members given at the beginning is invaluable although it does contain some spoilers by noting who they marry or which ecclesiastical office they rise to hold often several hundred pages after we first meet them Some people might undoubtedly find some of this over lengthy and there were times when I felt a bit brain fogged But it is such a marvellous epic that I became completely wrapped up in it And it helped that I read up on some history of the period at the same time Anyone who has also enjoyed Lampedusa's Leopard will I am sure enjoy this too not least in thinking about the contrasts as well as the similarities between the two novels An afterthought aristocratic Sicilian society considered a military career demeaning and female illiteracy desirable This is almost an exact reverse of the English aristocracy with its high value on military service for men and cultural accomplishment for women The extraordinary thing about the Sicilian ancien régime is not that it collapsed but that it lasted as long as it did or even that it was able to exist at all

  8. Jack Laschenski Jack Laschenski says:

    Sicily in the late 1860sUnification of Italy is happeningThe characters in the book are a big family of the old nobility of Sicily Princes dukes barons princesses galoreThey are mean and vicious victimize each other in the name of inheritance and regard with utter contempt anyone who was not born of the right bloodMonasteries rule the countrysideSecond and Third children are forced to become monks or nuns so that the eldest could have all the inheritanceIt all comes crashing downThe monasteries are stolen by the new stateOnly the very cynical stay successfulA window into another world and time not a very attractive one

  9. Denis Denis says:

    An amazing novel about Sicilian aristocracy it reminds the reader of The Lepoar of course but is so good that it manages to stand on its own not a small feast It's massive long and complex but it's a wonderful read that transports the reader into another world that actually did exist It absolutely deserves to be translated in English I read it in its French translation and don't believe it's available in the US

  10. Philip Lane Philip Lane says:

    Long rambling book about leading family in Sicily in the 19th century It was very good in parts and I found a couple of the characters of interest but felt it just went on too long when we started getting into the third generation It is very much about the elite and the way they were able to keep their grips on society whilst harbouring lots of petty jealousies internally and suabbling over inheritances and marriages

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