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The lion of Venice

by Mark Frutkin

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  • 33 Currently reading

Published by Porcepic Books in Vancouver .
Written in English

    Places:
  • China,
  • Venice (Italy)
    • Subjects:
    • Polo, Marco, 1254-1323 -- Fiction.,
    • Discoveries in geography -- Fiction.,
    • Explorers -- Fiction.,
    • China -- History -- Yüan dynasty, 1260-1368 -- Fiction.,
    • Venice (Italy) -- Fiction.

    • Edition Notes

      Statementby Mark Frutkin.
      GenreFiction.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsPR9199.3.F776 L56 1997
      The Physical Object
      Pagination213 p. ;
      Number of Pages213
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL420527M
      ISBN 100888783787
      LC Control Number98124948

      In Venice lions are everywhere: on pedestals, on walls, on paintings inside Venice's museums and churches, and even on door bells of apartment buildings. With wings and without, resting upon a book, or standing proudly on pedestals, lions seem to at once own and protect this magical city. We open secrets of Venice's special relationship with the winged lion of St. Mark. Garry Wills is the author of twenty-one books, including the bestseller Lincoln at Gettysburg (winner of the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award), John Wayne's America, Certain Trumpets, Under God, A Necessary Evil, and Venice: Lion City, which was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist. A frequent contributor to many national publications, 3/5(1).

      COVID Resources. Reliable information about the coronavirus (COVID) is available from the World Health Organization (current situation, international travel).Numerous and frequently-updated resource results are available from this ’s WebJunction has pulled together information and resources to assist library staff as they consider how to handle . Free download or read online The Merchant of Venice pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by William Shakespeare. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this classics, drama story are,. The book has been awarded /5.

      Garry Wills's Venice: Lion City is a tour de force -- a rich, colorful, and provocative history of the world's most fascinating city in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, when it was at the peak of its glory. This was not the city of decadence, carnival, and nostalgia familiar to us from later centuries. It was a ruthless imperial city, with a shrewd commercial base, like ancient Athens Released on: Septem The lion of Venice. [Mark Frutkin] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search for Library Items Search for Lists Search for Contacts Search for a Library. Create Book: All Authors / Contributors: Mark Frutkin. Find more information about: ISBN: OCLC Number: Description.


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The Lions of Venice | ITALY Magazine. The Lion of Venice Paperback – Octo by Mark Frutkin (Author)2/5(1). The Lion of Venice. This magical new novel by Governor General and Trillium Prize nominee Mark Frutkin, set in 13th century Venice and Cathay, is a dazzling fresco of shimmering language, brimming with golden tableaus of arid deserts and cobblestone alleys, the wafting scent of cardomin and the mystical trill of a praying friar/5.

Lion Of Venice book. Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Then you must agree to be my bridegroom!Jo Domini's impulsive b /5. Lion of Venice Paperback – Import, by Margaret Rome (Author)/5(2). The Lion of Venice is a fast moving story of a woman who can't make up her mind.

Isabella comes to Venice after being rescued from pirates by Captain Loredan. When she arrives, she finds her betrothed in love with another woman who happens to be the captain's fiancee. The Lion of Venice. Primary tabs. Fabrizio's Return, won the Trillium and Sunburst Awards and was a finalist for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best Book (Canada/Caribbean Region).

In he published a memoir, Erratic North: A Vietnam Draft Resister's Life in the Canadian Bush. He lives in Ottawa. Have you ever wondered why the winged lion, or the Lion of Saint Mark, is the symbol of Venice. The meaning lies in the words in the book placed under the paw of the lion: “ Pax tibi Marce, evangelista meus, hic requiescat corpus tuum ” – “Peace to you Mark, my Evangelist, here may your body rest”.

The Marco Polo of The Lion of Venice is a strange, almost supernatural youth, gifted with extraordinarily keen hearing (sitting quietly, he can discern the conversations in all corners of the Khan's palace), who leaves for the Orient with his father and uncle, pursued by an assassin commissioned by the Doge of Venice.

This assassin quickly becomes more than human, an 2/5(1). TL;DR: There is a very popular ‘theory’ that asserts a venetian Lion with an open book tells you it was made in a time of peace (or that the town in which you found it was on friendly terms.

The Lions of Venice. Myra Robinson | Thu, 07/14/ - The proud image of the lion is everywhere in Venice; gazing down from buildings, looking out from the keystone of an archway, or standing on fluted columns. The more you look. The Governor General's Award nominee has also published six novels, including Slow Lightning, The Lion of Venice, Atmospheres Apollinaire, and Invading Tibet.

His newest work is Iron Mountain (Fall ). His work has appeared in the United States, England, Holland, and India, as well as Canada. He lives in Ottawa, : Mark Frutkin. The lion of Venice. As a symbol of power and leadership the lion of Venice guards Piazza di San Marco from the top of a granite column.

But the intimidating big cats can be found all over the city. Past-Governor-General’s-Award nominee Mark Frutkin’s The Lion of Venice is a hybrid of a fictionalized biography of Marco Polo and his travels to the East, and poetic introspective writing that evokes the atmosphere of 13th-century Venice, with its superstitions, misconceptions, and religious habits.

The book follows the outline of Polo’s life closely: his family background. The Lion of Saint Mark, representing Mark the Evangelist, pictured in the form of a winged lion holding a Bible, is the symbol of the city of Venice and formerly of the Venetian Republic.

It is also found in the symbol of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate of Alexandria. It appears in both merchant and military naval flags of the Italian Republic. Saint Mark’s Lion. The Venetian lion normally has wings, very often holds a book below its paw, and sometimes is completed by a halo around its head.

These three elements (wings, book, halo) reveal it as a symbol of Saint Mark the Evangelist, patron saint of the city. The Book of the Lion Summary. Edmund is but a simple apprentice working for Otto, the coiner.

Turns out Otto isn't so simple, though, and has been hoarding silver from the king and making bad money. And since Edmund works under him, he is guilty by association.

Gulp. Luckily, Edmund gets handed over to Sir Nigel, who's on his way to the Crusades. THE LION AS EVANGELIST. The churchy lion is the father of all the other felines in Venice.

Its pedigree is even longer than that of the lion on the Piazzetta's pillar. In its paws, the lion holds a book, sometimes a book and a sword. Over centuries of the Most Serene Republic of Venice, in dazzling ceremonies the Doge’s Golden Boat shone with lions, on the bow of Venetian war galleys, lions sailed over the water.

The lion is emblazoned on the red and gold flag of Venice. Donna Leon take the opportunity to imbibe her novels with aspects of every day life in Venice, Italy, while also exposing the unpleasant, rough side of crime and its components.

One type of event that fans of her novels can enjoy, while in Venice, Italy, is a walking tour of Guido Brunetti’s Venice.

Some depictions show a halo about the lion’s head, the book with the words abbreviated to their initials, and the lion. The symbol of St. Mark’s lion can be seen throughout Venice. One of the spots to find the winged lion is the Piazzetta di San Marco in Venice, Italy where the bronze-winged lion sculpture stands atop two large granite columns in the Square.Lions, in the form of statutes, paintings, and even the city flag, are everywhere in Venice.

They’re often depicted holding a book. If Mark Twain is right, that book isn’t a Bible. The winged lion of Venice is holding a dictionary and trying to help us with our spelling. The Lion of Saint Mark in Venice: symbol of magnificence and power The winged lion is an icon that spans the centuries.

The Lion of Saint Mark is a winged lion that symbolically represents Saint Mark the Evangelist, patron of is a symbol used to give an immediate and unique sign of identity and power.