My Mother My Father and His Wife Hortense

My Mother  My Father and His Wife Hortense

You will find it in My Mother, My Father and His Wife Hortense: The True Story of the Villa La Pietra (Amazon), a vivid book by Dialta, published under her family name, Dialta Lensi Orlandi, who is now Princess Dialta di Montereale.

Author: Dialta Lensi Orlandi

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1491039922

Category: Fiction

Page: 500

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In this fierce and poignant book, the author, drawing on sources that include her grandmother's richly erotic diaries, unveils intimate details of the Acton dynasty in Florence, the illicit love affair of Arthur and Elsie, and the controversial legal aftermath that continues to this day. A true family saga played out against the backdrop of Florence's celebrated Villa La Pietra. The struggle over the billion dollar estate of one of the 20th century's most notable aesthetes, Harold Acton, pitted New York University, against first Liana Beacci, Acton's illegitimate half-sister, and since her death in 2000 her daughter, Princess Dialta Alliata di Montereale, who lives in Honolulu. It began its progress through the Italian legal system soon after Acton's death in 1994 with more downs than ups for the family. But a recent reworking of Italian inheritance laws, to make them internally coherent and to bring them into accord with European protocols ,promises a dramatic conclusion – and sooner rather than later. It was always a story in which reality was more colourful than fiction. You will find it in My Mother, My Father and His Wife Hortense: The True Story of the Villa La Pietra (Amazon), a vivid book by Dialta, published under her family name, Dialta Lensi Orlandi, who is now Princess Dialta di Montereale. In fifty chapters, against the historical and social backdrop of art, glamour, war, and international intrigue, the lives of the Beaccis and the Actons are woven together through the eyes of a third-generation family member, Dialta Lensi Orlandi, granddaughter of Arthur Acton and daughter of Liana Beacci.The tale encompasses the fate of Acton's estate, an appalling betrayal, and the continuing fight to restore justice and dignity to Acton's legacy and the Beacci family name. Arthur Acton, Dialta's grandfather, was an art dealer, married to Hortense Mitchell, a Chicago heiress, but who came to dislike both art and her husband's home in Florence. Dialta's mother was born to Arthur Acton's lifelong mistress, Ersilia. Her half-brother, Harold Acton, the model for Anthony Blanche in Evelyn Waugh's Brideshead Revisited, and who had been host at La Pietra to Princess Diana and Pablo Picasso, was acquainted with his relations and tried to thwart their inheritance.In 2003 the court of Florence allowed the bodies of Liana and Arthur to be dug up for DNA tests. These established with “the highest degree of probability” that Liana was Arthur Acton's daughter and a surprise ending.
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Poor Relations

Poor Relations

“But, my dear Hortense, you must learn something of life! ... “Hortense is right,”
said Steinbock, kissing his wife. ... us on show to my father's mistress, a woman
who is ruining him and is the cause of troubles that are killing my heroic mother?

Author: Honore de Balzac

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783734094712

Category: Fiction

Page: 624

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Reproduction of the original: Poor Relations by Honore de Balzac
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The Complete Works of Honor de Balzac

The Complete Works of Honor   de Balzac

The Complete Human Comedy Including Father Goriot, Cousin Bette, Colonel
ChabertLost Illusions, Catherine de' ... “Very good-looking—that young man,”
said she in a whisper to Hortense. ... “Oh, I am going to work,” said he, sitting
down by his wife and drawing her on to his knee. ... show to my father's mistress,
a woman who is ruining him and is the cause of troubles that are killing my heroic
mother?

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664556851

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 11999

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e-artnow presents to you this meticulously edited Balzac collection, formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. The Human Comedy: Scenes From Private Life: At the Sign of the Cat and Racket The Ball at Sceaux The Purse Vendetta Madame Firmiani A Second Home Domestic Peace Paz Study of a Woman Another Study of Woman The Grand Breteche Albert Savarus Letters of Two Brides A Daughter of Eve A Woman of Thirty The Deserted Woman La Grenadiere The Message Gobseck The Marriage Contract A Start in Life Modeste Mignon Beatrix Honorine Colonel Chabert The Atheist's Mass The Commission in Lunacy Pierre Grassou Scenes From Provincial Life Ursule Mirouet Eugenie Grandet Pierrette The Vicar of Tours The Two Brothers The Illustrious Gaudissart The Muse of the Department Eve and David Scenes From Parisian Life Scenes from a Courtesan's Life A Prince of Bohemia A Man of Business Gaudissart II Unconscious Comedians Ferragus The Duchesse de Langeais The Girl with the Golden Eyes Father Goriot Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau The Firm of Nucingen Secrets of the Princesse de Cadignan Bureaucracy Sarrasine Facino Cane Cousin Betty Cousin Pons The Lesser Bourgeoisie Scenes From Political Life An Historical Mystery An Episode Under the Terror The Brotherhood of Consolation Z. Marcas The Deputy of Arcis Scenes From Military Life The Chouans A Passion in the Desert Scenes From Country Life The Country Doctor Juana Farewell The Recruit El Verdugo A Drama on the Seashore The Red Inn The Elixir of Life Maitre Cornelius Catherine de' Medici Louis Lambert The Exiles Seraphita Short Stories The Napoleon of the People Droll Stories Plays Vautrin The Resources of Quinola Paméla Giraud The Stepmother Mercadet Analytical Studies The Physiology of Marriage Petty Troubles of Married Life Letters to Madame Hanska The Complete Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine …
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BALZAC Ultimate Collection

BALZAC   Ultimate Collection

“Very good-looking—that young man,” said she in a whisper to Hortense. ... “Oh, I
am going to work,” said he, sitting down by his wife and drawing her on to his
knee. ... “Otherwise, like your mother, you will find yourself abandoned in a
deserted room, where you will weep like Calypso on the departure of Ulysses,
and at an age when there is ... “My child, that is not where the cause of your
father's ruin lies.

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Publisher: e-artnow

ISBN: EAN:4057664556868

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 11999

View: 515

This carefully crafted ebook collection is formatted for your eReader with a functional and detailed table of contents: The Human Comedy: Scenes From Private Life: At the Sign of the Cat and Racket The Ball at Sceaux The Purse Vendetta Madame Firmiani A Second Home Domestic Peace Paz Study of a Woman Another Study of Woman The Grand Breteche Albert Savarus Letters of Two Brides A Daughter of Eve A Woman of Thirty The Deserted Woman La Grenadiere The Message Gobseck The Marriage Contract A Start in Life Modeste Mignon Beatrix Honorine Colonel Chabert The Atheist's Mass The Commission in Lunacy Pierre Grassou Scenes From Provincial Life Ursule Mirouet Eugenie Grandet Pierrette The Vicar of Tours The Two Brothers The Illustrious Gaudissart The Muse of the Department Eve and David Scenes From Parisian Life Scenes from a Courtesan's Life A Prince of Bohemia A Man of Business Gaudissart II Unconscious Comedians Ferragus The Duchesse de Langeais The Girl with the Golden Eyes Father Goriot Rise and Fall of Cesar Birotteau The Firm of Nucingen Secrets of the Princesse de Cadignan Bureaucracy Sarrasine Facino Cane Cousin Betty Cousin Pons The Lesser Bourgeoisie Scenes From Political Life An Historical Mystery An Episode Under the Terror The Brotherhood of Consolation Z. Marcas The Deputy of Arcis Scenes From Military Life The Chouans A Passion in the Desert Scenes From Country Life The Country Doctor Juana Farewell The Recruit El Verdugo A Drama on the Seashore The Red Inn The Elixir of Life Maitre Cornelius Catherine de' Medici Louis Lambert The Exiles Seraphita Short Stories The Napoleon of the People Droll Stories Plays Vautrin The Resources of Quinola Paméla Giraud The Stepmother Mercadet Analytical Studies The Physiology of Marriage Petty Troubles of Married Life Letters to Madame Hanska The Complete Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine …
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Memoirs of Queen Hortense Mother of Napoleon III

Memoirs of Queen Hortense  Mother of Napoleon III

General , ” the youth replied , “ my name is Eugène Beauharnois . I am the son of
a ci - devant , the General Beauharnois who served the Republic on the Rhine .
My father was calumniated by his enemies and handed over to the tribunal of the
 ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105039100594

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Page: 436

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Cousin Betty

Cousin Betty

Hortense looked at her husband with the expression a man condemned to death
must wear on his way to the scaffold. ... Hortense is right,' said Steinbock, kissing
his wife. 'Thank you ... Why take us on show to my father's mistress, a woman who
is ruining him and is the cause of troubles that are killing my heroic mother ?

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433040405924

Category:

Page: 484

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The Family Herald

The Family Herald

You know the old song , relatives , Hortense drooped and pined , until the beauty
which her husband so This old worn ... Katie , your mother was not my first love ,
though we were very happy indeed She put on the deepest mourning , kept her
room for months , and when she together . ... married ! Oh , dear , it is comical ! "
Her father looked a moment reproachfully , as she gave utterance to the
happiness ...

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ISBN: CHI:25747408

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Choices for The Choiceless The Lost Sheep

Choices for The Choiceless   The Lost Sheep

Big Paul, the youngest child of Helen's deceased sister Velma only knew Helen
as his mother as he was about two when his mother died. He loved Helen dearly
and even confided in her even before he would marry his wife. ... Hortense, the
third born child of Helen's sister Velma's was the last to pass away. ... attend the
funeral service in Dallas. hhhhhhhhhhhhhhh Hence, my mother continuously
remained reminiscence after my father passed Helen's Melancholy Memories 59
Page 64.

Author: Nanette Bruneaux

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781411636576

Category: Self-Help

Page: 231

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Quiet simply this book is about the trials of life, never giving up, and continuing to seek real life changing answers. Thereby, gaining knowledge from every trial of life through educating yourself, which is sometimes given freely or learned through missteps. In chronological order she shares her life as well as documenting the regiment of care for an aging infirmed parent. It includes lots of knowledgeable and interesting reading for literally everyone. Finally, this book is ultimately a celebration of life and celebration of death when each are within their appropriate time, although more often than not we control and choose that appointed time inappropriately.
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The Novels of Balzac

The Novels of Balzac

Hortense looked at her husband with the expression a man condemned to death
must wear on his way to the scaffold . ... Hortense is right , ' said Steinbock ,
kissing his wife . Thank you ... Why take us on show to my father's mistress , a
woman who is ruining him and is the cause of troubles that are killing my heroic
mother ?

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Publisher:

ISBN: IOWA:31858001132889

Category:

Page:

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Com die Humaine Cousin Betty La cousine Bette 1897

Com  die Humaine  Cousin Betty  La cousine Bette  1897

Hortense looked at her husband with the expression a man condemned to death
must wear on his way to the scaffold . ... Hortense is right , ' said Steinbock ,
kissing his wife . " Thank ... Why take us on show to my father ' s mistress , a
woman who is ruining him and is the cause of troubles that are killing my heroic
mother ?

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89032378572

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The Com die Humaine

The Com  die Humaine

to my father's mistress , a woman who is ruining him and is the cause of troubles
that are killing my heroic mother ? ... It was his singer who ruined him , and then
your marriage ! ... You have a good word for everybody , dear Betty- " Hortense
was called into the garden by hearing the child cry ; Lisbeth was left alone ... If I
took my wife's diamonds to the Mont - de - Piété , we should be no further forward
.

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Publisher:

ISBN: CHI:23570765

Category:

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The Living Age

The Living Age

... and Hortense consented to marry Louis Bonaparte, whom her mother had
selected as the one of her husband's family ... with a smile, “when he first
addressed rou by the sweet title of father you would peri. forgive me for being his
mother.

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ISBN: UCAL:B2895047

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Queen Hortense

Queen Hortense

replied Eugène , firmly “ I come now to ask you , in my mother ' s name , to be so
good as to use your influence to induce the committee to restore the sword of my
father to his son . I will faithfully use it in the service of my fatherland and the ...

Author: Luise Mühlbach

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HN2NYH

Category:

Page: 210

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Memoirs of Hortense Mother of Napoleon III

Memoirs of Hortense  Mother of Napoleon III

Hortense (Holland, Koningin), Lascelles Wraxall ... ask you , in the name of my
mother , to exercise your influence with the committee for the restoration of my
father's sword . ... your mother . ” ARTLESS REPLY . 49 Eugène wiped away his
tears ,

Author: Hortense (Holland, Koningin)

Publisher:

ISBN: BSB:BSB10422292

Category:

Page: 306

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Cousin Betty Cousin Pons and Other Stories

Cousin Betty  Cousin Pons and Other Stories

said his wife , with a smile . Is my dear child ! say yourself whether some hin, , as
not come in the way every day ; some obstacle or to my father ' s mistress , a
woman who is ruining him and is the cause of troubles that are killing my heroic
mother ? " . ... You have a good word for everybody , dear Betty " Hortense was
called into the garden by hearing the child cry ; Lisbeth was left alone with
Wenceslas .

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044014454441

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The Edinburgh Review

The Edinburgh Review

my child , taking that of yours , finds himself of a very large section of the French
people , very much higher placed than I ... of the whole question , will venture
openly to take a child from his bas quoted a letter from Louis to his wife , father . ...
According to Madame de hours , and he brings me the news of your deRémusat ,
Hortense was a most virtuous and liverance . ... whose republican exaggeration
is way of carrying us frightened my mother very as well known as his poetical
genius ...

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ISBN: UIUC:30112118704839

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History of the Descendants of Samuel Harper James Purdy and James Leeper

History of the Descendants of Samuel Harper  James Purdy  and James Leeper

Of her family but four remain : JOSEPH and HENRY , MARIA and HORTENSE . ...
At length in the early part of tbe seventeenth century my grandparents emigrated
to America — my father ' s family from Scotland and my mother ' s from N ...

Author: Samuel Harper Leeper

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ISBN: WISC:89061954558

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Page: 82

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James Leeper (1748-1814) left Ireland and settled in Pennsylvania. His son, Robert Leeper married Nancy Agnes Harper, daughter of Samuel Harper, Jr. and Jane Purdy. Samuel Harper came to Pennsylvania in 1754 from Scotland. James Purdy left Ireland and settled in Pennsylvania in 1770. Descendants lived in Pennsylvania, Illinois, Nebraska, Colorado, Iowa, Kansas, California, Ohio, and elsewhere. Includes information on other Leeper families.
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Pacific Rural Press

Pacific Rural Press

THE HOME CIRCLE . panied her father on his expeditions to ing , dear . ... done ,
seized his hat and ran to the windows facing north , Hortense had always been
an exceed “ Jack is right , my dear . ... She had promised to become Jack's many
of my flock have been willing to woman , her beauty ; but with one long , wife
sometime , and since that made the rush out of the ... at least they were glad to
know had devotedly loved Hortense's mother , heard with horror of her intention
to her .

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ISBN: WISC:89098932106

Category: Agriculture

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Categories: Agriculture

The Spectator

The Spectator

polles whom her mother had seleeted as the one of her husband's family PATwar
mot her beauty — though ... accurate and outspoken life of Queen Hortense
might have some first addressed you by the sweet ' title of father you would
perhaps ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105007428167

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Hortense

Hortense

A wellto - do relative of my father ' s would give me a home . My mother was glad
and sad by turns , while I sang ' gloria , ' in my heart . ... at the house , began to
pay me particular attentions , which I was very far from readily accepting , as I
perceived he was already beloved by a young woman who boarded with the
family .

Author: Emily Pierpont De Lesdernier

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HXDH47

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Page: 362

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