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The sixteen pleasures

Robert Hellenga

The sixteen pleasures

by Robert Hellenga

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Published by Sceptre in London .
Written in English


Edition Notes

StatementRobert Hellenga.
The Physical Object
Pagination327p. ;
Number of Pages327
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22831940M
ISBN 100340618183
OCLC/WorldCa59862613

Inspired to sample each of the ineffable sixteen pleasures, Margot embarks on the intrigue of a lifetime with a forbidden lover and the contraband volume—a sensual, life-altering journey of loss and rebirth in this exquisite novel of spiritual longing and earthly desire. The Sixteen Pleasures. By: On Tuesday I decided to go to Italy, to offer my services as a humble book conservator, to save whatever could be saved, including myself. The Italians called them "Mud Angels," the young foreigners who came to Florence in to save the city's treasured art from the Arno's flooded banks. American volunteer.

The Sixteen Pleasures Summary "The Sixteen Pleasures" by Robert Hellenga is a novel filled with art, intrigue, and self-discovery. Margot Harrington, decides to fly from Chicago, where she lives, to Italy. She plans to help repair old books that were damaged when the Arno River flooded. American volunteer Margot Harrington finds her niche in the waterlogged library of a Carmelite convent. For within its walls she discovered a priceless Renaissance masterwork: a sensuous volume of sixteen erotic poems and drawings. Inspired to sample each of the sixteen pleasures, Margot embarks on the intrigue of a lifetime."--[book cover].

Margot meets an urbane romantic Italian (natch!) although to me he is the typical bodice ripping Italian stud.. they embark on a romance while restoring the book, and trying out the 16 pleasures themselves. The blurb calls this an erotic book about an erotic book/5(6).   Sixteen Pleasures by Robert Hellenga in DJVU, EPUB, TXT download e-book. Welcome to our site, dear reader! All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of it's content suppliers and protected by US and international copyright laws%().


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Margot Harrington, a young American bookbinder, goes off to try and help preserve some of the cities' treasured old books, and in the process, becomes embroiled with an older Italian man, finds herself, etc., etc., etc/5(). Forced to find her own way, Margot ends up working in the waterlogged library of a convent, falling in love with an older, married man and also coming, clandestinely, into possession of an extremely rare book, The Sixteen Pleasures, a volume of exquisite erotic drawings and sonnets from the 16th : Robert Hellenga.

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/4(14). About The Sixteen Pleasures. Margot Harrington, an American volunteer in Florence, is an expert at book conservancy. While struggling to save a waterlogged convent library, she comes across a fabulous volume of sixteen erotic drawings by Giulio Romano, accompanying sixteen.

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Twenty feet of water in the cloisters of Santa Croce, the Cimabue crucifix ruined beyond hope of restoration, panels. The Sixteen Pleasures. About the Book The Sixteen Pleasures. by Robert Hellenga "I was twenty-nine years old when the Arno flooded its banks on Friday 4 November On Tuesday I decided to go to Italy, to offer my services as a humble book conservator, to save whatever could be.

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Margot Harrington's memoir about her discovery in Florence of a priceless masterwork of Renaissance erotica - and the misguided love affair it inspired - is now, 25 years later, being made. Robert Hellenga (August 5, ) is an American novelist, essayist, and short story author.

His seven novels include The Sixteen Pleasures, The Fall of a Sparrow, Blues Lessons, Philosophy Made Simple, The Italian Lover, Snakewoman of Little Egypt, and The Confessions of Frances addition to these works, he has written a novella along with a collection of short stories in The Truth.

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American volunteer Margot. Get this from a library. The sixteen pleasures. [Robert Hellenga] -- The adventure of Margot Harrington, an American book conservator saving treasures in the flood in Florence. She is asked by the mother superior of a convent to help secretly sell a banned book.

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While struggling to save a waterlogged convent library after the.The Sixteen Pleasures NPR coverage of The Sixteen Pleasures by Robert Hellenga. News, author interviews, critics' picks and : Robert Hellenga.I Modi: the Sixteen Pleasures.

Casanova's and Venice's libertinism did not emerge from a vacuum. I Modi (aka "The Positions") is a notorious book of erotica that became famous in 16th century Italy as much for being banned as for its racy content. After the Church destroyed early versions in Rome inwithin three years copies were in.