Stories of the Wagner Opera (Classic Reprint)

Stories of the Wagner Opera (Classic Reprint)

by H. A. Guerber

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Stories of the Wagner Opera (Classic Reprint) by H. A. Guerber

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Naturally a scholar and a dreamer, Rienzi would probably never have seen the necessity of such a thing, or ventured to attempt it, had he not seen his own little brother wantonly slain during one of the usual frays between the Orsini and Colonna factions. The murderer, a scion of the Colonna family, considered the mat ter as so trivial that he never even condescended to excuse himself, or to offer any redress to the injured parties, thus filling Rienzi's heart with a bitter hatred against all the patrician race. Secretly and in silence the young enthusiast matured his revolutionary plans, winning many adherents by his irresistible eloquence, and patiently bided his time until a suitable oppor tunity occurred to rally his partisans, openly, defy the all-powerful barons, and restore the old freedom and prosperity to Rome.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781332069866
Publisher: FB&C Ltd
Publication date: 06/11/2017
Pages: 222
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)

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