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Published by Heinemann in London .
Written in English

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Edition Notes

Translation of: La testa di Alvise.

StatementLina Wertmüller.
LC ClassificationsPQ4883.E7 T413x 1983
The Physical Object
Pagination255 p. ;
Number of Pages255
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3004946M
ISBN 100434858501
LC Control Number84672198

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The head of Alvise by Wertmu¨ller, Lina. Morrow, Hardcover. Acceptable. Disclaimer:A readable copy. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend jacket quality is not guaranteed. Additional Physical Format: Online version: Wertmüller, Lina. Head of Alvise. London: Heinemann, , © (OCoLC) Material Type: Fiction. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Translation of: La testa di Alvise. Description: pages ; 22 cm: Other Titles: Testa di Alvise. Set in the 18th century, this book is Murder and mystery in Venice. After reluctant spy, Alvise Marangon is arrested in a tavern brawl he is summoned to meet the Missier Grande /5.

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This novel, by the film director who made Seven Beauties and Swept Away, is about two men. The protagonist is a hugely successful writer of sleazy mystery novels. He was saved several times during.   For an unhealthy portion of ''The Head of Alvise,'' in fact, the reader's problem is to decide whether the author is deliberately or inadvertently funny, serious because of or in spite of . The Head of Alvise. Wertmüller, Lina. New York: William Morrow and Company, Inc., First Edition. Hardcover. Quarter bound gray cloth and cream paper boards. Dust jacket rubbed. Good / good. Item # Signed. Price: $ Add to Cart Ask a Question. See all items in Edition: First Edition. Lina WERTMÜLLER / The Head of Alvise First Edition $ + $ ShippingSeller Rating: % positive.