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 Memoirs of Queen Hortense

The Memoirs of Queen Hortense

Family affairs obliged my grandfather and his wife to stay in Paris. He wished to
see me ... As I drove at nightfall across that square, where so many people had
perished, the memory of my father, the thought of his tragic death rose before me.

Author: Queen Hortense Eugénie Cécile Bonaparte

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781786258380

Category: History

Page: 299

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In presenting to the public the Memoirs of Queen Hortense exactly as she recorded them, in exposing it to scholars—with an intrinsic and absolute respect for the integral historical accuracy of the text—these intimate revelations as set down by her royal hand, Prince Napoleon did a service not only to history but also to the memory of a princess too often harshly criticized eminently French in her heart and mind, to the memory of an unfortunate Queen, to the memory of an exquisite woman. Like the Emperor, one of whose shadows she was and whose touching and affectionate farewell smile she received as he was leaving France for the last time, the Queen of Holland has nothing to lose by having all her acts and even her mistakes fully revealed. This becomes very clear as one peruses these volumes where she took care not to avoid any of the difficulties of her task. She knew what society said about her; she was aware of the reproaches, justified and unjustified, of which she was the object. Frequently, reading between the lines one is conscious of the care her pen took to refute certain implications, sometimes with disdain but never without courage.
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The Collected Stories of Hortense Calisher

The Collected Stories of Hortense Calisher

We were a family of many guests and many, though infrequently regal, dinners at
which, since our household was small, I was often allowed up. Time went by
while I waited for someone to have his accident, so that I might pridefully watch
my mother's aristocratic ... He was a Dr. Nettel, fresh from a twentyyear stint in
Egypt, who had once been one of my mother's suitors —perhaps it was my
father's still ...

Author: Hortense Calisher

Publisher: Open Road Media

ISBN: 9781480437388

Category: Fiction

Page: 502

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Finalist for the National Book Award: Thirty-six stories by O. Henry Award–winning novelist Hortense Calisher The Collected Stories of Hortense Calisher gathers short pieces that chart the author’s best-loved themes of mindful consciousness and social worlds. This collection includes one of her well-known New Yorker stories, “In Greenwich There Are Many Gravelled Walks,” in which a young man drops his mother off at a sanitarium and acquires a new friend who finally awakens him to the world. Also included are “The Sound of Waiting,” one of the chapters in the Elkin family saga; the chilling, Jamesian “The Scream on Fifty-seventh Street,” in which a New York widow hears a scream late one night but cannot decide how to investigate without appearing to her neighbors to have gone mad; and the nearly novella-length “The Summer Rebellion.”
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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.
Categories: Self-Help

Fraser s Magazine for Town and Country

Fraser s Magazine for Town and Country

my. daughter. ,. it. is. Hortense. ;. it was thy mother , my first , my only loved one ; it
was in this house I found her again . ... soon deserted her ; a summons to rejoin
his regiment , and afterwards the death of his noble father , were the excuses he
 ...

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ISBN: PRNC:32101065271262

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The Second Empress

The Second Empress

Children are standing close to their mothers, while men carry trunks in and out of
the palace. I search every ... “You must instruct my wife that her place is with the
court in Rambouillet.” “Why would you not ... Then he shouts for his trunks to be
unpacked and placed in a ... I feel the lightness in Hortense's soul when he
disappears in the crowds. Then she ... “If we can outride the Russians and find
my father.

Author: Michelle Moran

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307953056

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte will stop at nothing to marry the Hapsburg princess he hopes will bear him a royal heir, in this compelling novel from bestselling author Michelle Moran. After the bloody French Revolution, Emperor Napoleon’s power is absolute. When eighteen year old Marie-Louise is told that the Emperor has demanded her hand in marriage, her father presents her with a terrible choice: marry the cruel, capricious Napoleon or refuse and plunge her country into war. To save her father's throne, Mary-Louise is determined to be a good wife. But at the extravagant French court, she finds many rivals for her new husband’s affection, including Napoleon’s sister Pauline, who is fiercely jealous, utterly uncontrollable, and the only woman as ambitious as the emperor himself. When war once again sweeps the Continent and bloodshed threatens Marie-Louise’s family, the second empress is forced to make choices that will determine her place in history—and change the course of her life. The Second Empress will transport you back to Napoleon's empire where royals and servants alike live at the whim of one man, and two women vie to change their destinies.
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Death on the Installment Plan

Death on the Installment Plan

Hortense was a card, her stories even made my mother laugh on her bed of pain.
.. It made my father mad to find me in the same room with her... He was afraid I'd
lay her. ... It was awful to be on the rocks with the whole family... My head was ...

Author: Louis-Ferdinand Céline

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 9780811223607

Category: Fiction

Page: 592

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Death on the Installment Plan is a companion volume to Louis-Ferinand Céline's earlier novel Journey to the End of Night. Published in rapid succession in the middle 1930s, these two books shocked European literatue and world consciousness. Nominally fiction but more rightly called "creative confessions," they told of the author's childhood in excoriating Paris slums, of serves in the mud wastes of World War I and African jungles. Mixing unmitigated despair with Gargantuan comedy, they also created a new style, in which invective and obscenity were laced with phrases of unforgettable poetry. Céline's influence revolutionized the contemporary approach to fiction. Under a cloud for a period, his work is now acknowledged as the forerunner of today's "black humor."
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The Society of Descendants of Johannes de la Montagne News Letter

The Society of Descendants of Johannes de la Montagne News Letter

I went through my grandparents ' house and learned that they have boxes of
family history , trees , and stories . ... When completed ( well , until I have enough
intormation ) , I intend to have two volumes : one of my father's family and the
other of my mother's . “ I have ... ( 1852-1934 ) and his wife Hortense Mary
JOHNSON 10.

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ISBN: WISC:89096729330

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Beauty Sleep

Beauty Sleep

Several years and many disappointments later, my mother would be overheard to
remark that the day of my birth was the ... This though she and my father had
discussed naming me after his mother, whose name had been Henriette-
Hortense.

Author: Cameron Dokey

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9780743428507

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 224

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"ONCE UPON A TIME" IS TIMELESS The Princess Aurore has had an unusual childhood. Cursed at birth, Aurore is fated to prick her finger at the age of sixteen and sleep for one hundred years -- until a prince awakens her with a kiss. So, to protect her, Aurore's loving parents forbid any task requiring a needle. Unable to sew or embroider like most little princesses, Aurore instead explores the castle grounds and beyond, where her warmth and generosity soon endear her to the townspeople. their devotion to the spirited princess grows as she does. On her sixteenth birthday, Aurore learns that the impending curse will harm not only her, but the entire kingdom as well. Unwilling to cause suffering, she will embark on a quest to end the evil magic. The princess's bravery will be rewarded as she finds adventure, enchantment, a handsome prince, and ultimately her destiny
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Monsieur Parent Queen Hortense and other stories

Monsieur Parent  Queen Hortense  and other stories

We were a very numerous family at that time : my father , my mother , my uncle
and aunt , my two brothers and four cousins ; they were pretty little girls ; I married
the youngest . Of all that crowd , there are only three of us left : my wife ...

Author: Guy de Maupassant

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C022803804

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The New Yorker

The New Yorker

friend at our table assured me that her bag , took out a newspaper - wrapped
Back home , seeing my mother's disjacket " is definitely mink , ” her ear- herring ...
Two bulbs for forty hundred dollars ” —and “ her father Bodner hadn't paid the ten
dollars ' cents . " drives a Pierce - Arrow . ” Hortense sat rent . ... There carpeting
from the red panelled her up to my family's apartment , but was no herring inside !

Author: Harold Wallace Ross

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105007059806

Category: American wit and humor, Pictorial

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Categories: American wit and humor, Pictorial

Novels from La Com die Humaine

    Novels from La Com  die Humaine

Hortense looked at her husband with the expression a man condemned to death
must wear on his way to the scaffold . “ Claude ... Hortense is right , " said
Steinbock , kissing his wife . ... 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: STANFORD:36105118998181

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The Works of Honor de Balzac

The Works of Honor   de Balzac

Hortense looked at her husband with the expression a man condemned to death
must wear on his way to the scaffold . “ Claude ... Hortense is right , ” said
Steinbock , kissing his wife . ... 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: CORNELL:31924088389535

Category: French fiction

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Categories: French fiction

The Complete Works of Honor de Balzac

The Complete Works of Honor   de Balzac

Hortense looked at her husband with the expression a man condemned to death
must wear on his way to the scaffold . “ Claude ... Hortense is right , ” said
Steinbock , kissing his wife . ... 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: CHI:27868559

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The Literary Review

The Literary Review

My father and his family were also invited to the big reception . It was one of the
most ... To which my mother said , “ Ah , how can a man do such a thing to any
wife — and to such a diamond of a woman like Hortense ? And she keeps such a
 ...

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ISBN: STANFORD:36105126613947

Category: Literature, Modern

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Monsieur Parent Queen Hortense Fascination and Other Stories

Monsieur Parent  Queen Hortense  Fascination and Other Stories

But one day she began to talk to me of my life , of my childhood , of my parents . I
answered : ' Madame , my ... I learned that they had been married since last July ,
my mother having been a widow for only three years . There had been rumors ...

Author: Guy de Maupassant

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:49015000755125

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Cousin Betty

Cousin Betty

Hortense is right , ” said Steinbock , kissing his wife . “ Thank you , my dearest , ”
said Hortense , delighted . ... 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: MSU:31293102634692

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Darlings All

   Darlings All

The Dramatic Life of a New York Theater Family (1895–1957) Based on over
3,700 Letters, Hundreds of Period Photographs, ... Enthusiastic reviews in the
Oakland newspapers bolstered her mother's belief in Hortense's talent, and her
father, ...

Author: Harmon Smith

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781465388667

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 291

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