Letters from the Palazzo Barbaro
Pushkin Press, 1 sty 1998 - 222
This collection has been selected and edited by R. Mamoli Zorzi, a professor of Anglo-American Literature at the University of Venice, Ca' Foscari. It contains previously unpublished manuscript letters. In addition to an introduction by the editor, it has a foreword by the late Leon Edel, the great James biographer and editor.
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His son "Pen", married a rich American, Fannie Coddington, bought the huge
Palazzo Rezzonico in 1889. His previous arrangements made with Count
Montecuccoli ("the vendor") to buy from him the Palazzo Contarini dal Zaffo failed
Mr. Alvarez bought it out of a Convent at Oviedo. Secondly, a small Moorish
Cabinet — bought in the Asturias — quite a beauty — old inlaying in Arab
designs. Thirdly some pieces of old Cordovan leather, gold and silver and
colours — very ...
Mrs. Bronson has bought a little scrap of a house4 at Asolo to please Mr.
Browning who is now there with them. We miss them awfully. The Rezzonico is
full of "Pen's" friends and his wife's of course! I have no very recent news of
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