Based on a true story, The Prince is a “complex, informed, and intelligent saga” (Kirkus Reviews) about the web of love, betrayal, and murder that forged the most powerful criminal organization in history—the Mafia. In this remarkable novel, author Vito Bruschini brilliantly evokes the charismatic figure of Prince Ferdinando Licata, a wealthy Sicilian landowner who uses his personal power and charm to placate Sicilian peasants and fight off Mussolini’s fascists. As tensions rise in Italy during the 1930s, with increasingly violent consequences, Licata attracts many friends and even more enemies. Eventually implicated in a grisly murder, the prince flees to America, where he ends up navigating a turf war between Irish and Italian gangs of the Lower East Side. Violence explodes in unexpected ways as Licata gains dominance over New York, with the help of a loyal townsman with blood ties to the prince who is forced to abandon his fiancée in Sicily. The two men return to their native land at the height of World War II in an outrageously bold maneuver engineered by Licata and mobster Lucky Luciano. Both the prince and his kinsman assist US naval intelligence during the invasion of Sicily and, once they are back on their native soil, they proceed to settle unfinished business with their enemies and unravel old secrets in a stunning and sinister finale. Through a spellbinding story and unforgettable characters, Bruschini depicts in visceral detail the dark intertwining roots of loyalty and betrayal, poverty and privilege, secrets and revelations that contributed to the rise of the Mafia in Sicily and America.
Pt. I. The princely progress -- pt. II. The council of five hundred -- pt. III. The academy ball.
After learning of Tatsumi’s straightforward feelings, Rizu tries to stop him from leaving! Meanwhile, Souta plots to keep Rizu for himself! He takes her out on an overnight trip and the two are brought very close very quickly!! The too-beautiful Souta-kun is up to his dirty tricks yet again in this cunning but cute childhood friend love story!
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By the author of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn. A fascinating “coming of age” tale, complete with switched identities, national security, danger, and intrigue. Set in London during the bloody reign of King Henry VIII, it tells the story of two young boys who are identical in appearance: Tom Canty, a pauper who lives with his abusive father in Offal Court off Pudding Lane in London, and Prince Edward. Through a series of unpredictable events, these boys from different worlds meet and playfully dress in each other’s clothing—surprised to see themselves in a mirror and realize that they could easily be mistaken for the other. The real prince, dressed as the poor boy, is thrown into the street, but not before he hides the Great Seal of England in his clothing. What follows is a tale full of pathos, danger, and plot twists during which the authority of the king is threatened and the two boys are forced to adapt to the foreign world of the other. Though this is a classic of historical fiction, the famous Mark Twain spins a thriller that is both entertaining and relatable to modern readers. This book has been adapted into several major motion pictures beginning with the 1937 version starring Errol Flynn. About the Publisher Authors Jacob Nordby and Aaron Patterson founded Stonehenge Classics to restore timeless classics for the digital age and provide modern readers with new reasons to rediscover books that connect us to our past treasures of truth, beauty, and wisdom. More Titles in the StoneHenge Classics Literature Series don Quixote – Miguel de Cervantes Call of the Wild – Jack London The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – Robert Louis Stevenson Treasure Island – Robert Louis Stevenson Kidnapped – Robert Louis Stevenson The Count of Monte Cristo – Alexandre Dumas Dracula – Bram Stoker Peter Pan – J.M. Barrie A Tale of Two Cities – Charles Dickens The Legend of Sleepy Hollow – Washington Irving Alice's Adventures in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll The Picture of Dorian Gray – Oscar Wilde The War of the Worlds – H.G. Wells