We look forward to seeing you on your next visit to the library. Find a location near you.

Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse
(Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read)

Book Cover
Your Rating: 0 stars
Star rating for

Published:
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2018
Status:
Available from OverDrive

Description

The illuminating story of writer and muse—which also examines the cost to a young woman of her association with a larger-than-life literary celebrity—Autumn in Venice is an intimate look at Hemingway’s final years.
In the fall of 1948, Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife traveled for the first time to Venice, which Hemingway called “absolutely god-damned wonderful.” A year shy of his fiftieth birthday, Hemingway hadn’t published a novel in nearly a decade when he met and fell in love with Adriana Ivancich, a striking Venetian girl just out of finishing school. Here Andrea di Robilant re-creates with sparkling clarity this surprising, years-long relationship, during which Adriana inspired a man thirty years her senior to complete his great final work.
 
Hemingway used Adriana as the model for Renata in Across the River and into the Trees, and continued to visit Venice to see her; when the Ivanciches traveled to Cuba, Adriana was there as he wrote The Old Man and the Sea.

Also in This Series

Formats

Adobe EPUB eBook
Works on all eReaders (except Kindles), desktop computers and mobile devices with reading apps installed.
Kindle Book
Works on Kindles and devices with a Kindle app installed.
OverDrive Read
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.

More Like This

Other Editions and Formats

More Copies In LINK+

Loading LINK+ Copies...

More Details

Format:
Adobe EPUB eBook, Kindle Book, OverDrive Read
Street Date:
06/05/2018
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781101946664
ASIN:
B075HYDM23

Reviews from GoodReads

Loading GoodReads Reviews.

Citations

APA Citation (style guide)

Andrea Di Robilant. (2018). Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Andrea Di Robilant. 2018. Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Andrea Di Robilant, Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2018.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Andrea Di Robilant. Autumn in Venice: Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 2018.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2022. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.

Copy Details

LibraryOwnedAvailable
Shared Digital Collection11

Staff View

Grouped Work ID:
9b49d04e-98df-cac5-ae6d-e01183c49c7a
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 12, 2018 16:38:18
Date Updated:
Oct 11, 2021 16:07:03
Last Metadata Check:
Jul 21, 2024 08:02:42
Last Metadata Change:
Jul 13, 2024 05:27:56
Last Availability Check:
Jul 21, 2024 08:02:47
Last Availability Change:
Jul 04, 2024 18:32:07
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Jul 22, 2024 02:09:59

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{4FD30049-FB8F-4D69-9B26-B30369BD8D85}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{4FD30049-FB8F-4D69-9B26-B30369BD8D85}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/4FD/300/49/{4FD30049-FB8F-4D69-9B26-B30369BD8D85}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/4FD/300/49/{4FD30049-FB8F-4D69-9B26-B30369BD8D85}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781101946664
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 530955
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • identifiers:
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B075HYDM23
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 530955
      • name: Kindle Book
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781101946664
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 530955
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • id: ebook-overdrive
mediaType
eBook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Andrea Di Robilant
title
Autumn in Venice
dateAdded
2018-05-31T19:14:00-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=141&titleID=3684882
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Sacramento Public Library (CA)
          • id: 1151
sortTitle
Autumn in Venice Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse
crossRefId
3684882
subtitle
Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse
id
4fd30049-fb8f-4d69-9b26-b30369bd8d85
starRating
3.7

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: AutumninVenice_9781101946664_3684882
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 15814733
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781101946664
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 530955
      • rights:
            • type: Copying
            • value: 0
            • type: Printing
            • value: 0
            • type: Lending
            • value: 0
            • type: ReadAloud
            • value: 0
            • type: ExpirationRights
            • value: 0
      • name: Adobe EPUB eBook
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-epub-adobe
      • onSaleDate: 6/5/2018
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=4fd30049-fb8f-4d69-9b26-b30369bd8d85&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: AutumninVenice_3684882
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 0
      • identifiers:
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 530955
            • type: ASIN
            • value: B075HYDM23
      • name: Kindle Book
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-kindle
      • onSaleDate: 6/5/2018
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=4fd30049-fb8f-4d69-9b26-b30369bd8d85&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: AutumninVenice_9781101946664_3684882
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 13170246
      • identifiers:
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781101946664
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 530955
      • name: OverDrive Read
      • isReadAlong: False
      • id: ebook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 6/5/2018
      • samples:
            • source: From the book
            • formatType: ebook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=4fd30049-fb8f-4d69-9b26-b30369bd8d85&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
keywords
      • value: relationships
      • value: Hemingway
      • value: Biography
      • value: Lolita
      • value: venice
      • value: romance
      • value: book club
      • value: sex
      • value: marriage
      • value: love story
      • value: Ernest Hemingway
      • value: Poetry
      • value: Divorce
      • value: autumn
      • value: best book
      • value: History
      • value: poet
      • value: affair
      • value: Books
      • value: literature
      • value: travel books
      • value: the old man and the sea
      • value: hemingway biography
      • value: hemingway books
      • value: good books to read
      • value: biography books
      • value: womens books
      • value: divorce books for women
      • value: relationship books
      • value: book lover gifts
      • value: books for young women
      • value: across the river and into the trees
      • value: hemingway in love
      • value: hemingway letters
      • value: top books for men
      • value: recommended books for me
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Di Robilant, Andrea
      • bioText: Andrea di Robilant was born in Italy and educated at Columbia University, where he specialized in international affairs. He is the author of A Venetian Affair, Lucia: A Venetian Life in the Age of Napoleon, Irresistible North: From Venice to Greenland on the Trail of the Zen Brothers, and Chasing the Rose. He lives in Rome.
      • name: Andrea Di Robilant
imprint
Vintage
publishDate
2018-06-05T00:00:00-04:00
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
Autumn in Venice
fullDescription
The illuminating story of writer and muse—which also examines the cost to a young woman of her association with a larger-than-life literary celebrity—Autumn in Venice is an intimate look at Hemingway’s final years.
In the fall of 1948, Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife traveled for the first time to Venice, which Hemingway called “absolutely god-damned wonderful.” A year shy of his fiftieth birthday, Hemingway hadn’t published a novel in nearly a decade when he met and fell in love with Adriana Ivancich, a striking Venetian girl just out of finishing school. Here Andrea di Robilant re-creates with sparkling clarity this surprising, years-long relationship, during which Adriana inspired a man thirty years her senior to complete his great final work.
 
Hemingway used Adriana as the model for Renata in Across the River and into the Trees, and continued to visit Venice to see her; when the Ivanciches traveled to Cuba, Adriana was there as he wrote The Old Man and the Sea.
reviews
      • premium: False
      • source: The Washington Post
      • content: "Di Robilant captures the full panoply of [Hemingway's] quirks and conflicts."
      • premium: False
      • source: The Times (London)
      • content: "A saga that grips and enthralls from start to finish."
      • premium: False
      • source: Idaho Statesman
      • content: "[Autumn in Venice] reads like a novel, not a biography, and avid readers, of any genre, should secure a copy."
      • premium: False
      • source: Booklist (starred review)
      • content: "Rich with new material, some based on Italian sources, di Robilant's lively and affecting double portrait brings a fresh perspective to the much-examined life of an all-too-human writer."
      • premium: False
      • source: The New York Journal of Books
      • content: "Autumn in Venice effortlessly and expertly explores the secret desires, successes, and depressive obstacles that shrouded Ernest Hemingway's final productive years. . . . [A] methodically researched account."
      • premium: False
      • source: Kirkus Reviews
      • content: "A sensitive recounting of a writer's doomed fantasy."
      • premium: False
      • source: Il Piccolo (Italy)
      • content: "One of the most wrenching and scandalous love stories in all of literary biography. . . . What emerges is an ample, finely detailed fresco of the last stage of Hemingway's life, a kaleidoscopic succession of relationships, passions, trips, editorial disputes, drinking binges, set against the backdrop of northeast Italy. . . . [Autumn in Venice] has all the intrigue and emotion of a novel."
      • premium: True
      • source: Publisher's Weekly
      • content:

        March 5, 2018
        There are few surprises in this unilluminating account by di Robilant (Chasing the Rose) of Hemingway’s infatuation with a vivacious young Italian woman. The story begins in the fall of 1948, with Hemingway and his wife, Mary, setting off for Venice, where he hoped to finish an ambitious writing project. Writing in fits and starts, he went out duck hunting early one morning and met 18-year-old Adriana Ivancich, a socialite from a prominent local family. By the time the Hemingways left Venice the following spring, his writing was flowing on the novel that would become Across the River and into the Trees, and he’d transformed Adriana into his muse. The pair kept up their relationship, corresponding and meeting several more times, while Hemingway modeled the novel’s character of Renata on Adriana, and compelled his publisher to use her illustration for its cover, and another later for The Old Man and the Sea’s. In addition to Ivancich’s journals and Hemingway’s letters, di Robilant draws on his own great-uncle Carlo di Robilant’s recollections as a member of Hemingway’s circle at the time. Despite this personal connection, di Robilant’s account of a literary lion famous for his affairs reveals nothing particularly new about a much-written-about writer. Agent: Michael Carlisle, InkWell Management.

      • premium: True
      • source: Kirkus
      • content:

        March 15, 2018
        Passion, frustration, and anger erupted in Ernest Hemingway's last years.In 1948, visiting Venice with his wife, Mary, Hemingway (1899-1961) fell madly in love with 18-year-old Adriana Ivancich. Di Robilant (Chasing the Rose: An Adventure in the Venetian Countryside, 2014, etc.) draws on memoirs (including Adriana's), letters, and biographies to reconstruct the relationship--platonic, the author believes--and its impact on Hemingway's marriage, writing, and career; and on Adriana, whose behavior was circumscribed by Venetian society's "rigid rules of moral conduct." Meeting her around town, Hemingway seemed oblivious to the malicious gossip he was generating for Adriana and her family. He made no effort to conceal his feelings: One friend was shocked to see him "drool unashamedly over Adriana." Mary was willing to tolerate his infatuation as long as it remained platonic; it "was a price she was willing to pay if it made her husband happy and a nicer person to be around." But his happiness often did not extend to his treatment of Mary; compared with Adriana, she seemed "drab" and "increasingly irritating." The marriage was rocky, exploding into violent quarrels. The tension mounted after Adriana, at Hemingway's insistence, joined the couple at their home in Cuba. There, Mary read the galleys for Across the River and into the Trees, about an older man remembering his adoration for a younger woman, obviously modeled on Adriana. Mary deeply disliked the novel, as did many reviewers when it appeared in 1950. His next novel, The Old Man and the Sea, a book encouraged by Adriana, was more warmly received. Like many other biographers, di Robilant portrays Hemingway as pathetic, petulantly envious of other writers' successes, often enraged and cruel, and suffering from depression, illnesses, injuries, and the deleterious effects of a lifetime of hard drinking. By the time he won the Nobel Prize in literature in 1954, he was too ill to travel to Sweden. He killed himself in 1961, and Adriana, after suffering decades of depression, killed herself some two decades later.A sensitive recounting of a writer's doomed fantasy.

        COPYRIGHT(2018) Kirkus Reviews, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

      • premium: True
      • source: Booklist
      • content:

        Starred review from April 1, 2018
        Di Robilant (Chasing the Rose, 2014) goes deep into an emotionally disturbing period of Papa Hemingway's life. The result is a love story on two levels?one involving an alluring city, the other Hemingway's regrettably immature propensity for seeking extramarital bliss. Hemingway fell hard for an Italian woman 30 years his junior. He was traveling with wife number four, Mary Welsh Hemingway, into the mountains for skiing and into Harry's Bar for drinking with a motley pack of nobles and thrill seekers, including di Robilant's great-uncle. After 18-year-old Adriana Ivancich caught Hemingway's gaze and naively returned it, he alternated between marital disruption, extreme moodiness, and creative regeneration. The first half of the book amounts to a making-of-a-novel backgrounder: Across the River and into the Trees (1950) was Hemingway's postwar portrait of a 50-year-old veteran scouring his bitter memories and courting a 19-year-old Italian countess. Hemingway deluded himself into thinking it was his best work; many critics savaged it. Di Robilant follows Hemingway through his mostly tragic last decade to his suicide in 1961, and Ivancich to her suicide in 1983. Rich with new material, some based on Italian sources, di Robilant's lively and affecting double portrait brings a fresh perspective to the much-examined life of an all-too-human writer.(Reprinted with permission of Booklist, copyright 2018, American Library Association.)

      • premium: True
      • source: Library Journal
      • content:

        January 1, 2018

        A tapped-out Hemingway hadn't published a novel in years when he visited Venice in 1948. There, he fell in love with beautiful young Adriana Ivancich, eventually using her as the model for Renata in Across the River and into the Trees. Di Robilant (A Venetian Affair) comes naturally by this story; his great-uncle partied with Hemingway.

        Copyright 2018 Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.

popularity
0
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L1BWwAAAA2I/products/4fd30049-fb8f-4d69-9b26-b30369bd8d85/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
    • shareInLibby:
        • href: https://link.overdrive.com/share?q=Ejo4AMShdiw
        • type: text/HTML
id
4fd30049-fb8f-4d69-9b26-b30369bd8d85
starRating
3.7
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0111-1/{4FD30049-FB8F-4D69-9B26-B30369BD8D85}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0111-1/{4FD30049-FB8F-4D69-9B26-B30369BD8D85}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0111-1/4FD/300/49/{4FD30049-FB8F-4D69-9B26-B30369BD8D85}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0111-1/4FD/300/49/{4FD30049-FB8F-4D69-9B26-B30369BD8D85}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Biography & Autobiography
      • value: Literary Criticism
      • value: Nonfiction
publishDateText
06/05/2018
otherFormatIdentifiers
      • type: ISBN
      • value: 9781101946657
mediaType
eBook
shortDescription
The illuminating story of writer and muse—which also examines the cost to a young woman of her association with a larger-than-life literary celebrity—Autumn in Venice is an intimate look at Hemingway’s final years.
In the fall of 1948, Ernest Hemingway and his fourth wife traveled for the first time to Venice, which Hemingway called “absolutely god-damned wonderful.” A year shy of his fiftieth birthday, Hemingway hadn’t published a novel in nearly a decade when he met and fell in love with Adriana Ivancich, a striking Venetian girl just out of finishing school. Here Andrea di Robilant re-creates with sparkling clarity this surprising, years-long relationship, during which Adriana inspired a man thirty years her senior to complete his great final work.
 
Hemingway used Adriana as the model for Renata in Across the River and into the Trees, and continued to visit Venice to see her; when the Ivanciches...
sortTitle
Autumn in Venice Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse
crossRefId
3684882
subtitle
Ernest Hemingway and His Last Muse
publisher
Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
bisacCodes
      • code: BIO007000
      • description: Biography & Autobiography / Literary
      • code: LIT004020
      • description: LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
      • code: LIT007000
      • description: Literary Criticism / Books & Reading