9788425357381

Los leones de Sicilia/ The Florios of Sicily

  • ISBN 13:

    9788425357381

  • ISBN 10:

    8425357381

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 07/21/2020
  • Publisher: Grijalbo Mondadori

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Summary

Los Florio, una poderosa dinastía convertida en leyenda que dejó su huella en la historia de Italia.

Ignazio y Paolo Florio llegan a Palermo en 1799 huyendo de la pobreza y de los terremotos que sacuden su tierra natal, en Calabria. Aunque los comienzos no son fáciles, en poco tiempo los hermanos consiguen convertir su tienda de especias en la mejor de la ciudad. Decididos y tenaces, expanden el negocio con la seda que traen de Inglaterra y no tardarán en comprar las tierras y los palacios de la aristocracia arruinada. Cuando Vincenzo, el hijo de Paolo, tome las riendas de la Casa Florio, el avance será ya imparable: con su propia compañía naviera llevarán el Marsala de sus bodegas hasta los paladares más exquisitos de Europa y América. En Palermo su ascenso se observa con asombro, pero también con envidia y desprecio. Durante décadas seguirán considerándolos una familia de «extranjeros» cuya «sangre apesta a sudor». Nadie es capaz de comprender hasta qué punto en el corazón de los Florio late un ardiente deseo de éxito social que condicionará sus vidas durante generaciones, para bien y para mal.

La novela revelación del año 2019 en Italia.

«Me ha conquistado esta extraordinaria historia de los Florio, una familia de humildes comerciantes que se convirtieron en los reyes sin corona del Palermo del siglo XIX.»- Ildefonso Falcones.

ENGLISH DESCRIPTION

Based on the true history of the uncrowned kings of Sicily: the story of a family, restless and ambitious, shrewd and determined to be richer and more powerful than anybody else. 

In this grand, sweeping epic inspired by the real lives of history-making titans, international best-selling author Stefania Auci brings to life the dark secrets, the loves and betrayals, and the cruel acts of revenge that marked the Florio family’s century of influence.

The Florios arrive in Sicily, with nothing but the clothes on their back after an earthquake destroys their hometown. Against all odds, the family begins anew despite the looming Napoleonic wars and devastating plagues. But when Vincenzo is spurned by his aristocratic lover, he vows to avenge his honor by becoming the wealthiest man in Italy. Sacrificing love and family, he strives to buy what cannot be his by birth. Not to be outdone by the men, the Florio women unapologetically demand their place outside the restraints of caring mothers, alluring lovers, or wounded wives. Giulia, though only a mistress, is fiercely intelligent and runs the empire from the shadows. Angelina, born a bastard, charts her own future against the wishes of her father.

In this epic yet intimate tale of power, passion, and revenge, the rise and fall of a family taps into the universal desire to become more than who we are born as.

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