"Amore Dure - Passages From the Diary of Spiridion Trepka" is an 1890 novel by Vernon Lee. Presented as the excerpts from the diary of one Spiridion Trepka, the novel recounts his journey to Urbanica in order to research renaissance Italy. However, a meeting with mysterious femme fatale Medea da Carpi threatens to lead him down a macabre path. A classic ghost story by a master of the genre not to be missed by fans and collectors of supernatural fiction. Violet Paget (1856-1935), also known under the pseudonym Vernon Lee, was a French-born British writer famous for her supernatural fiction and contributions to the field of aesthetics. She also wrote more than a dozen books on a variety of subjects ranging from music to travel, and today she is best remembered for her original ideas and amusing use of irony. Other notable works by this author include: "The Prince of the Hundred Soups: A Puppet Show in Narrative" (1883), "The Countess of Albany" (1884), and "Miss Brown" (1884). Fantasy and Horror Classics is proudly republishing this classic novel now in a new edition complete with a dedication by Amy Levy.
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