Death and Judgment Setting & Symbolism

Donna Leon
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Venice

Venice is a city in northern Italy known for its scenic beauty and the gondolas that glide around the islands in the vicinity. Venice is an island, famous for its history as a maritime republic, as well as its art and craftsmanship. The city is also the center of the region of Veneto.

The people of Venice are well dressed and thoroughly Italian. There are still siestas in the afternoon when businesspeople and shopkeepers go home to have lunch with their families along with fine wine. In Death and Judgment, Guido Brunetti is a Venice citizen through and through. The commissario doesn't understand why anyone would want to live on the mainland in municipalities like Mestre, where there is an incredible amount of traffic and attitudes far removed from that of his beloved city. Even when Brunetti is involved in a case, the man takes time to...

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