The Isle of Life

The Isle of Life
The Isle of Life
Excerpt from The Isle of Life: A RomanceSebastian Maure awoke to great lethargy of brain and body. His eyeballs burned. His skin felt dry and shrivelled. His throat was parched, and irritated by countless cigarettes. He began to cough, weakly, yet with sufficient force to make his head feel as if it were going to explode. Repressing a groan, he rolled over on his back, gazed at the ceiling, and tried to remember where he was.The previous evening, on reaching Rome, he had alighted at the Grand Hotel, bathed, changed into evening dress, and set out for the Corso. There, in front of Aragno's Cafe, he had been welcomed back by Marchese Tito di Torredidone, a young Sicilian officer of the Genoa Cavalry, and by Andreas Ro-manovitch Tchemaieff, an attache of the Russian Embassy. With these two he had gone upstairs to the Hunt Club. They had dined there. Afterward, they had played interminable card-games in the outer room. Later, they had certainly met some actresses or opera-singers for supper-perhaps in the Regina Restaurant...His memory exhausted at this point, he began to inspect his present surroundings, which he was not conscious of having seen before.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.