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Vittoria

By Meredith, George

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Title: Vittoria  
Author: Meredith, George
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Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: Chapter 1. UP MONTE MOTTERONE. From Monte Motterone you survey the Lombard plain. It is a towering dome of green among a hundred pinnacles of grey and rust?red crags. At dawn the summit of the mountain has an eagle eye for the far Venetian boundary and the barrier of the Apennines; but with sunrise come the mists. The vast brown level is seen narrowing in; the Ticino and the Sesia waters, nearest, quiver on the air like sleepy lakes; the plain is engulphed up to the high ridges of the distant Southern mountain range, which lie stretched to a faint cloud?like line, in shape like a solitary monster of old seas crossing the Deluge. Long arms of vapour stretch across the urn?like valleys, and gradually thickening and swelling upward, enwrap the scored bodies of the ashen?faced peaks and the pastures of the green mountain, till the heights become islands over a forgotten earth. Bells of herds down the hidden run of the sweet grasses, and a continuous leaping of its rivulets, give the Motterone a voice of youth and homeliness amid that stern company of Titan?heads, for whom the hawk and the vulture cry. The storm has beaten at them until they have got the aspect of the storm. They take colour from sunlight, and are joyless in colour as in shade. When the lower world is under pushing steam, they wear the look of the revolted sons of Time, fast chained before scornful heaven in an iron peace. Day at last brings vigorous fire; arrows of light pierce the mist?wreaths, the dancing draperies, the floors of vapour; and the mountain of piled pasturages is seen with its foot on the shore of Lago Maggiore. Down an extreme gulf the full sunlight, as if darting on a jewel in the deeps, seizes the blue?green lake with its isles. The villages along the darkly?wooded borders of the lake show white as clustered swans; here and there a tented boat is visible, shooting from terraces of vines, or hanging on its shadow. Monte Boscero is unveiled; the semicircle of the Piedmontese and the Swiss peaks, covering Lake Orta, behind, on along the Ticinese and the Grisons, leftward toward and beyond the Lugano hills, stand bare in black and grey and rust?red and purple. You behold a burnished realm of mountain and plain beneath the royal sun of Italy. In the foreground it shines hard as the lines of an irradiated Cellini shield.

Table of Contents
Table of Contents: Vittoria, 1 -- George Meredith, 1 -- BOOK 1, 2 -- Chapter I. UP MONTE MOTTERONE, 2 -- Chapter II. ON THE HEIGHTS, 6 -- Chapter III. SIGNORINA VITTORIA, 11 -- Chapter IV. AMMIANI'S INTERCESSION, 16 -- Chapter V. THE SPY, 21 -- Chapter VI. THE WARNING, 27 -- Chapter VII. BARTO RIZZO, 30 -- Chapter VIII. THE LETTER, 36 -- BOOK 2, 40 -- Chapter IX. IN VERONA, 40 -- Chapter X. THE POPE'S MOUTH, 47 -- Chapter XI. LAURA PIAVENI, 56 -- Chapter XII. THE BRONZE BUTTERFLY, 63 -- Chapter XIII. THE PLOT OF THE SIGNOR ANTONIO, 69 -- BOOK 3, 75 -- Chapter XIV. AT THE MAESTRO'S DOOR, 75 -- Chapter XV. AMMIANI THROUGH THE MIDNIGHT, 83 -- Chapter XVI. COUNTESS AMMIANI, 90 -- Chapter XVII. IN THE PIAZZA D'ARMI, 94 -- Chapter XVIII. THE NIGHT OF THE FIFTEENTH, 98 -- Chapter XIX. THE PRIMA DONNA, 102 -- BOOK 4, 108 -- Chapter XX. THE OPERA OF CAMILLA, 108 -- Chapter XXI. THE THIRD ACT, 116 -- Chapter XXII. WILFRID COMES FORWARD, 124 -- Chapter XXIII. FIRST HOURS OF THE FLIGHT, 128 -- Chapter XXIV. ADVENTURES OF VITTORIA AND ANGELO, 134 -- Chapter XXV. ACROSS THE MOUNTAINS, 139 -- BOOK 5, 147 -- Chapter XXVI. THE DUEL IN THE PASS, 147 -- Chapter XXVII. A NEW ORDEAL, 156 -- Chapter XXVIII. THE ESCAPE OF ANGELO, 169 -- BOOK 6, 180 -- Chapter XXIX. EPISODES OF THE REVOLT AND THE WAR THE TOBACCO?RIOTS RINALDO GUIDASCARPI 80 -- Chapter XXX. EPISODES OF THE REVOLT AND THE WAR THE FIVE DAYS OF MILAN 89 -- Chapter XXXI. EPISODES OF THE REVOLT AND THE WAR VITTORIA DISOBEYS HER LOVER 98 -- Chapter XXXI. EPISODES OF THE REVOLT AND THE WAR THE TREACHERY OF PERICLES THE 05 -- BOOK 7, 214 -- Chapter XXXIII. EPISODES OF THE REVOLT AND THE WAR COUNT KARL LENKENSTEIN THE 14 -- Chapter XXXIV. EPISODES OF THE REVOLT AND THE WAR THE DEEDS OF BARTO RIZZO THE 20 -- Chapter XXXV. CLOSE OF THE LOMBARD CAMPAIGN VITTORIA'S PERPLEXITY, 225 -- Chapter XXXVI. A FRESH ENTANGLEMENT, 231 -- Chapter XXXVII. ON LAGO MAGGIORE, 235 -- Chapter XXXVIII. VIOLETTA D'ISORELLA, 242

 

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