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The Story of Salome (short story)

  • Type: Short Story
  • Length: 34 pages

Set in Venice, Italy, The Story of Salome is a short story by English author Amelia B Edwards. - AsNotedIn

A few years ago, no matter how many, I, Harcourt Blunt, was travelling with my friend Coventry Turnour, and it was on the steps of our hotel that I received from him the announcement that he was again in love.
Amelia B Edwards, The Story of Salome

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  • Jewish Cemetery Lido, Venice Such dates as I had succeeded in deciphering on the broken sepulchres lower down were all of the fourteenth and fifteenth centuries.
  • Lido di Venezia, It was, I think, about the fourth or fifth day of this pleasant work, when my gondolier proposed to take me as far as the Lido.
  • Mercerie, Venice, Venice Passing under the low round archway leading to the Merceria, we plunged at once into that cool labyrinth of narrow, intricate and picturesque streets, where the sun never penetrates....
  • Piazza San Marco, Venice There was an Austrian military band, strapped, buckled, moustachioed, and white-coated, playing just in front of St Mark's - and the shadow of the great bell-tower slept all across the square.
  • Riva Degli Schiavoni, Venice The Ducal Palace glowed in the hot sunshine, the boatmen were clustered, gossiping, about the quay, the orange-vendors were busy under the arches of the piazzetta....
  • Teatro La Fenice, Venice I dropped in for half an hour at the Fenice, and heard one act of an extremely poor opera....
  • Venice, Veneto Not one of them worthy to be named in the same breath with my imperial Venetian. Come with me to the Merceria and be convinced. By taking a gondola to St Mark's Place we shall be there in a quarter of an hour.


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1867/11/00 Amelia B Edwards Author Edwards' short story "The Story of Salome" is published in Storm Bound, Tinsley's Christmas Annual.

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Particulars for The Story of Salome (short story):
Narrative Arts Fiction prose literature, especially short stories and novels, that describes imaginary events and people
Supernatural Ghost an apparition of a dead person which is believed to appear or become manifest to the living, typically as a nebulous image
Boat Type Gondola a light flat-bottomed boat used on Venetian canals, having a high point at each end and worked by one oar at the stern
Narrative Arts Narrative an account of connected events
Narrative Arts Prose ordinary written language
Art Type Short Story short form narrative fiction
Narrative Arts Speculative Fiction a genre of fiction that encompasses works in which the setting is other than the real world, involving supernatural, futuristic, or other imagined elements
Craft Stone Rubbing creating an image of the surface features of a stone on paper
Time Sunset, dusk the time in the evening when the sun disappears or daylight fades
fabric Travel Rug British term for a thick usually patterned blanket for keeping one warm when travelling, use to cover shoulders or knees to keep them warm

Original Language: English

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