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VENDETTA (La Vendetta) is a novel written by Balzac in 1830.

The Di Piombos and the Portas are two Corsican families that have been engaged in a terrible vendetta (serie of acts of revenge) once. Now, Ginevra di Piombo and Luigi Porta have fallen in love in Paris, unaware of the bloody history of their families. So when Ginevra presents Luigi to her father whom she's always worshipped, the world collapses for the young woman. She's forced by the Baron Di Piombo to leave the family hotel and marries Luigi Porta without her parents's consent. Luigi and Ginevra will live the next years în an extreme poverty, refusing to ask for the help of the wealthy Di Piombo family.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Romance/Romance Problems    -   Yes Poverty, surviving    -   Yes Kind of living:    -   general poverty story Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Father (or standin) Lover is    -   an historical enemy

Main Character

Gender    -   Female Profession/status:    -   artist Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Italian


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   2 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   France

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   roughly even amounts of descript and dialog

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