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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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
 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105039100594

Category:

Page: 436

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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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Publisher:

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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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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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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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

Category:

Page: 362

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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 has quoted a letter from Louis to his wife , fatber . ...
According to Madame de hours , and he brings me the news of your deRémusat ,
Hortense was a most virtuous and liverance . ... took to the popular scandal , his
real father was a us by the head between his hands , and in this Dutch naval
officer ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000066659952

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A Picture of Pioneer Times in California

A Picture of Pioneer Times in California

Then , suddenly turning to Hortense , he dropped on his knees before her ,
exclaiming , as he uncovered his haggard ... I have the proofs to show in my
possession , though my father never openly acknowledged the marriage with my
mother ...

Author: William Francis White

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:32044025696279

Category: Business

Page: 677

View: 889

William Francis White (1829-1891?) and his young wife sailed from New York in 1849 round the Horn to San Francisco, where he set up an import business. He later represented Santa Cruz in the state constitutional convention and served as a bank commissioner. A picture of pioneer times in California (1881), written under the pseudonym "William Grey," presents White's revisionist version of California history challenging the picture presented in the 1854 Annals of San Francisco. In particular, he attacks the Annals' discussion of the Mission Fathers and the Mission Indians, the United States conquest of California in the Mexican War, discovery of gold at Sutter's Fort, and the role of women during the Gold Rush. He also reminisces about his voyage to California and experiences as a San Francisco merchant, 1849-1850, as well as legends of the gold mines. The volume concludes with three fictional tales of California in the Gold Rush.
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Biographies of the Bonapartes With portraits etc

Biographies of the Bonapartes     With portraits  etc

Family of BONAPARTE. being left in France with his father . In her and several
others , both relatives and connexions new home , Hortense experienced the full
effects by her mother's second marriage . of a tropical climate in inflaming the ...

Author: Family of BONAPARTE

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0018105862

Category:

Page: 104

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Memoirs of Madame de R musat

Memoirs of Madame de R  musat

The Marquis de Beauharnais , father of the general who was the first husband of
Mme . ... Although he married her against his inclination , there is no doubt that at
one time he was much attached to his wife ; for I have seen very ... Of this
marriage were born Eugène and Hortense . ... She served my father ' s interests
more than once with Barrère and Tallien , and owed to this my mother ' s
friendship .

Author: Claire Élisabeth Jeanne Gravier de Vergennes comtesse de Rémusat

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWP77Q

Category: France

Page: 707

View: 714

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Memoirs of Madame de R musat 1802 1808

Memoirs of Madame de R  musat  1802 1808

The Marquis de Beauharnais , father of the general who was the first husband of
Mme . ... Although he married her against his inclination , there is no doubt that at
one time he was much attached to his wife ; for I have seen very loving ... Of this
marriage were born Eugène and Hortense . ... She served my father's interests
more than once with Barrère and Tallien , and owed to this my mother's
friendship .

Author: Madame de Rémusat (Claire Elisabeth Jeanne Gravier de Vergennes)

Publisher:

ISBN: UCBK:C059807405

Category: France

Page:

View: 998

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Cousin Bette

Cousin Bette

My mother is sublime , ” answered Hortense ; " she has been sublime through
every hour of every day for the last twenty - six years ; but I have not her
temperament . I can't help it . ... Consider my father , " said Célestine , tranquilly ; "
he is on the very road by which your father perished . ... My husband thinks of
making one effort to prevent the marriage ; for he regards it as a duty to society ,
to family life ...

Author: Honoré de Balzac

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B317849

Category:

Page: 557

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The Bit O Writin

The Bit O  Writin

As Hortense , treading her way cautiously between beasts , brutes , and fowls of
many kinds , ( to speak of nothing else ... And who told thee , Madeline , or thy
father and mother , either , that we - my brother and his family — are so poor as
not ...

Author: John Banim

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B248235

Category:

Page: 371

View: 781

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Memoirs of Madame de R musat 1802 1808

Memoirs of Madame de R  musat  1802 1808

The Marquis de Beauharnais , father of the general who was the first husband of
Mme . ... Although he married her against his inclination , there is no doubt that at
one time he was much attached to his wife ; for I have seen very ... Of this
marriage were born Eugène and Hortense . ... She served my father ' s interests
more than once with Barrère and Tallien , and owed to this my mother ' s
friendship .

Author: Claire Élisabeth Jeanne Gravier de Vergennes comtesse de Rémusat

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HWP8JI

Category: France

Page:

View: 532

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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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