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.

My Mother  My Father and His Wife Hortense

Author: Dialta Lensi Orlandi

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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.

The Poor Relations Cousin Betty Cousin Pons

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?” “My ...

The Poor Relations  Cousin Betty   Cousin Pons

Author: Honoré de Balzac

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"Cousin Betty" – Set in mid-19th-century Paris, it tells the story of an unmarried middle-aged woman who plots the destruction of her extended family. Bette works with Valérie Marneffe, an unhappily married young lady, to seduce and torment a series of men. One of these is Baron Hector Hulot, husband to Bette's cousin Adeline. He sacrifices his family's fortune and good name to please Valérie, who leaves him for a tradesman named Crevel. "Cousin Pons" – Sylvain Pons, a musician in a Parisian boulevard orchestra, has two failings: his passion for collecting works of art and his passion for good food. Being a gourmet, Pons much enjoys dining regularly with his wealthy lawyer cousins M. and Mme Camusot de Marville. To remain on good terms with the Camusots, he tries to find a man for their unappealing daughter Cécile, but when this falls through, he is banished. However, when Mme Camusot learns of the value of Pons's art collection she strives to obtain possession of it as the basis of a dowry for her daughter. In this new development of the plot a bitter struggle ensues between various vulture-like figures, all of whom are keen to lay their hands on the 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.

BALZAC   Ultimate Collection

Author: Honoré de Balzac

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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 …

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 ?

Cousin Betty

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Fraser s Magazine

Yes , my daughter , it is Hortense ; The astonished fleuriste started and it was thy
mother , my first , my only raised her eyes ; the priest's ... Thou death of his noble
father , were the knowest now thy history , thou hast excuses he made use of .

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Fraser s Magazine for Town and Country

Yes , my daughter , it is Hortense ; The astonished fleuriste started and it was thy
mother , my first , my only raised her eyes ; the priest's were loved one ; it ... Thou
death of his noble father , were the knowest now thy history , thou hast excuses ...

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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 ?

The Novels of Balzac

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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 ?

Com  die Humaine  Cousin Betty  La cousine Bette  1897

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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
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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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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 ...

Queen Hortense

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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 .

Cousin Betty  Cousin Pons and Other Stories

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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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The Family Herald

You know the old song , relatives , Hortense drooped and pined , until the beauty
which her husband so This old worn - out stuff ... Katie , your mother was not my
first love , though we were very happy indeed She put on the deepest mourning ,
kept her ... that should Eugene press his suit anew , she would consent to marry
the least which broke over me when her father scouted me for a wild , harum- him
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His Marriage Vow

She was not over well beloved by my half - sister and her family , and her home
was not always too happy . She had one bachelor ... When my father died , his
estate was divided between Hortense and myself . My patrimony was not large ,
but ...

His Marriage Vow

Author: Caroline Fairfield Corbin

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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 ...

The Bit O  Writin

Author: John Banim

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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
to ...

The Bit O writin

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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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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 ...

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

Author: Samuel Harper Leeper

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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.

Living Age

The towards his wife , and Hortense may have negotiation was broken off , Duroc
, says our analyzed the special kind of indifference in ... whom her mother had
selected evidence the conversation is simply absurd , as the one of her
husband's family most likely The story ... dearly you love him , you tles , my
fortune , and , above all , what you might forget that it is I who am his father ,
kindly call my glory .

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