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Gondola

(2014)
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Please note, this e-book edition does not include the audio recordings of Venetian barcarole.

Of all the trademarks of Venice, none is more ubiquitous than the gondola. In this beautifully illustrated collection, internationally bestselling author Donna Leon tells fascinating stories about these famous boats.

First used in medieval Venice as an easily maneuverable getaway boat, the gondola evolved over the centuries into a floating pleasure palace that facilitated the romantic escapades of the Venetian elite. Now a tourist favorite, the gondola has never ceased to be a part of authentic Venice. Each boat's 280 pieces are carefully fashioned in a maestro's workshop-though Leon also recounts a tale of an American friend who decided to make a gondola all on his own, a feat that took five years to complete. But the gondola is a work of art well worth the labor, and no author is better poised to write about them than Leon, the "American with the Venetian heart" (Washington Post).



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Hardback Editions

December 2014 : UK Hardback
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Title: Gondola
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-434-02314-0 / 978-0-434-02314-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: William Heinemann
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December 2014 : USA Hardback
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Title: Gondola
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 0-8021-2266-3 / 978-0-8021-2266-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Gondola
Author(s): Donna Leon
ISBN: 1-5012-5930-X / 978-1-5012-5930-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Recorded Books on Brilliance Audio
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December 2014 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Gondola
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Recorded Books
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December 2014 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Gondola
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Recorded Books
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Kindle Editions

March 2015 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Gondola
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
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February 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Gondola
Author(s): Donna Leon
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press
Availability: Amazon CA