Best Read [Gregory Dowling] ☆ Ascension || [Horror Book] PDF ✓

By Gregory Dowling | Comments: ( 259 ) | Date: ( Nov 15, 2019 )

Venice in 1749 the city has lost its political and financial primacy but has become Europe s pleasure capital, famous for its gambling dens, its courtesans, its hectic carnival, its music, art and theatre and the most highly organised secret service in Europe Alvise Marangon, born in Italy but brought up in London, returns to the city of his birth and quickly becomesVenice in 1749 the city has lost its political and financial primacy but has become Europe s pleasure capital, famous for its gambling dens, its courtesans, its hectic carnival, its music, art and theatre and the most highly organised secret service in Europe Alvise Marangon, born in Italy but brought up in London, returns to the city of his birth and quickly becomes involved in the protection of a wealthy young Englishman and his beautiful cousin He is then forcibly recruited into the city s powerful secret service to investigate a murder case A reluctant spy he may be, but he is a gifted one Amidst the world of gambling dens and courtesans, something momentous is being planned for the Feast of the Ascension, Venice s most important and spectacular holiday, and it seems that only Alvise can prevent the day from turning into bloody mayhem.


  • Title: Ascension
  • Author: Gregory Dowling
  • ISBN: 9781846973130
  • Page: 306
  • Format: Paperback

About Author:

Gregory Dowling

Gregory Dowling grew up in Bristol, UK He studied English Literature at Christ Church, Oxford He moved to Italy after graduating and has lived there since 1979, teaching in language schools in Naples, Siena, Verona and eventually Venice, where he has lived since 1981 He is now Associate Professor of American Literature at Ca Foscari University of Venice He published four thrillers in the 1980s and 1990s and then devoted himself to academic work and translation He returned to fiction in 2015, with his novel set in 18th century Venice, Ascension, and the sequel The Four Horsemen in 2017 the Alvise Marangon Mysteries His academic work mainly concerns British and American poetry he has published a study of American narrative poetry, a study of the poet David Mason, a guidebook to Byron s Venice and has co edited two anthologies of 20th century poetry He has also published numerous essays and articles on writers from the Romantic period to the present day He was non fiction editor for the magazine Able Muse for several years and is responsible for the British section of the Italian poetry magazine Semicerchio He has also written numerous articles on Venice, and was responsible for the sightseeing pages of the first five editions of the Time Out Guide to Venice He is on the board of the committee for a new museum in Ravenna devoted to Lord Byron, due to open in 2019.



Comments Ascension

  • Mattia Ravasi

    Video-review: youtube/watch?v=eKiMtFeatured in my Top 20 Books I Read in 2016: youtube/watch?v=4X6OQA thrilling ride through 18th Century Venice that's constantly playing with genres and defies expectations time and again. Also amazingly accurate on a historical level, and a must-read if you're visiting Venice and wanna know more about some of the town's oddities.


  • Alyssa Palombo

    A lush and vivid Venetian thriller. Alvise is a great character and an engaging narrator.


  • Thekelburrows

    The *real* mystery is how this perfectly-okay genre novel made it onto my TBR list.


  • Ann

    I really enjoyed this book, it's set in my favourite city, Venice, in 1749! Lots of historical detail, lots of lovely stuff about Venice and a murder mystery! I have already downloaded the next one onto my kindle and have started to read it!!


  • Pam

    Yes. I looked forward to reading thisa success all around although a bitt meh but.ough the plot was tight and nice it was a bit too squishy for me. HOWEVER, I loved the characters; I understand a 'next' book is in the works and look forward to it


  • Nancy

    Complex story set in 18-century Venice. A plot and the foiling thereof are involved. And a young tour guide is the hero of the day.


  • Breakaway Reviewers

    A fascinating take on VeniceWhat starts as a normal day at work, ends with Alvise Marangon being swept into dark secrets that are ingrained into the foundations of Venice and its history. Being half English, Alvise is drawn towards a wealthy Englishman visiting his city. Little does he know that this encounter will forever change his life, relationships and even Venice itself.I really enjoyed the characters in this story; the way the relationships evolved through the book was very elegantly done [...]


  • Kathleen

    Dowling really captures the fabric of Venetian society in this thriller. Venice comes alive with details about gondolas, bookstores, festivals, and daily life in this city on the water. A fast-paced story and likable characters kept me reading!


  • William

    Having recently visited Venice, I found this a interesting read. The action was a bit far fetched but the characters and the geography and time of Venice was of interest. It was a little slow reading in places but mostly good fun.


  • Natalie

    Loved the characters and the scenes of Venice.


  • Alyssa

    This was a well-paced read with excellent period detail. Alvise is a smart, likeable, engaging hero, and the cast of secondary characters are equally compelling.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *
Name *
Email *
Website
  • Best Read [Gregory Dowling] ☆ Ascension || [Horror Book] PDF ✓
    306 Gregory Dowling
  • thumbnail Title: Best Read [Gregory Dowling] ☆ Ascension || [Horror Book] PDF ✓
    Posted by:Gregory Dowling
    Published :2019-08-11T07:33:55+00:00