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A Siren

By Trollope, Thomas Adolphus

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Title: A Siren  
Author: Trollope, Thomas Adolphus
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Excerpt: It was Carnival time in the ancient and once imperial, but now provincial and remote, city of Ravenna. It was Carnival time, and the very acme and high?tide of that season of mirth and revel. For the theory of Carnival observance is, that the life of it, unlike that of most other things and beings, is intensified with a constantly crescendo movement up to the last minutes of its existence. And there now remained but an hour before midnight on the Tuesday preceding the first day of Lent, Ash Wednesday Dies Cinerum! that sad and sober morrow which has brought with it ?sermons and soda?water? to so many generations of revellers.

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Table of Contents: A Siren, 1 -- Thomas Adolphus Trollope, 1 -- BOOK I. Ash Wednesday Morning, 2 -- Chapter I. The Last Night of Carnival, 2 -- Chapter II. Apollo Vindex, 7 -- Chapter III. St. Apollinare in Classe, 10 -- Chapter IV. Father Fabiano, 13 -- Chapter V. The Hours passed, and still she came not, 18 -- Chapter VI. Gigia's Opinion, 21 -- Chapter VII. An Attorney?at?law in the Papal States, 26 -- Chapter VIII. Lost in the Forest, 31 -- Chapter IX. Passa la Bella Donna e par che dorma Tasso, 35 -- BOOK II. Four Months before that Ash Wednesday Morning, 38 -- Chapter I. How the good News came to Ravenna, 38 -- Chapter II. The Marchese Lamberto di Castelmare, 42 -- Chapter III. The Impresario's Report, 45 -- Chapter IV. Paolina Foscarelli, 49 -- Chapter V. Rivalry, 52 -- Chapter VI. The Beginning of Trouble, 55 -- Chapter VII. The Teaching of a Great Love, 58 -- Chapter VIII. A Change in the Situation, 62 -- Chapter IX. Uncle and Nephew, 66 -- Chapter X. The Contessa Violante, 69 -- Chapter XI. The Cardinal's Reception, and the Marchese's Ball, 74 -- Chapter XII. The Arrival of the Diva, 77 -- BOOK III. Sirenum Pocula, 83 -- Chapter I. Diva Potens, 83 -- Chapter II. An Adopted Father and an Adopted Daughter, 86 -- Chapter III. Armed at All Points, 91 -- Chapter IV. Throwing the Line, 94 -- Chapter V. After?thoughts, 98 -- Chapter VI. At the Circolo, 101 -- Chapter VII. Extremes Meet, 105 -- Chapter VIII. The Diva shows her Cards, 108 -- Chapter IX. One Struggle more, 113 -- BOOK IV. The Last Days of the Carnival, 116 -- Chapter I. In the Cardinal's Chapel, 116 -- Chapter II. The Corso, 121 -- Chapter III. La Sonnambula, 126 -- Chapter IV. The Marchese Lamberto's Correspondence, 131 -- Chapter V. Bianca at Home, 135 -- Chapter VI. Paolina at Home, 142 -- Chapter VII. Two Interviews, 145 -- Chapter VIII. A Carnival Reception, 149 -- Chapter IX. Paolina's Return to the City, 153 -- BOOK V. Who Did the Deed?, 157 -- Chapter I. At the City Gate, 157


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