Historical novel "Rienzi" is a story about one of the heroes of the Italian Renaissance.
The novel is set in Italy of the XIV century. Cola di Rienzi, seeking to strengthen Rome and the welfare of the people, becomes a tribune. And this creates a reason for many of the intrigues against me, against those whom he loves and who loves him... Intertwined, the fate of the characters in this book are striking primarily for its uniqueness.
Table of Contents:
BOOK I. THE TIME, THE PLACE, AND THE MEN.
Chapter 1.I. The Brothers.
Chapter 1.II. An Historical Survey—not to Be Passed Over, Except by Those Who Dislike to Understand What They Read.
Chapter 1.III. The Brawl.
Chapter 1.IV. An Adventure.
Chapter 1.V. The Description of a Conspirator, and the Dawn of the Conspiracy.
Chapter 1.VI. Irene in the Palace of Adrian di Castello.
Chapter 1.VII. Upon Love and Lovers.
Chapter 1.VIII. The Enthusiastic Man Judged by the Discreet Man.
Chapter 1.IX. "When the People Saw this Picture, Every One Marvelled."
Chapter 1.X. A Rough Spirit Raised, Which May Hereafter Rend the Wizard.
Chapter 1.XI. Nina di Raselli.
Chapter 1.XII. The Strange Adventures that Befel Walter de Montreal.
BOOK II. THE REVOLUTION
Chapter 2.I. The Knight of Provence, and his Proposal.
Chapter 2.II. The Interview, and the Doubt.
Chapter 2.III. The Situation of a Popular Patrician in Times of Popular Discontent.—Scene of the Lateran.
Chapter 2.IV. The Ambitious Citizen, and the Ambitious Soldier.
Chapter 2.V. The Procession of the Barons.—The Beginning of the End.
Chapter 2.VI. The Conspirator Becomes the Magistrate.
Chapter 2.VII. Looking after the Halter when the Mare is Stolen.
Chapter 2.VIII. The Attack—the Retreat—the Election—and the Adhesion.
BOOK III. THE FREEDOM WITHOUT LAW.
Chapter 3.I. The Return of Walter de Montreal to his Fortress.
Chapter 3.II. The Life of Love and War—the Messenger of Peace—the Joust.
Chapter 3.III. The Conversation between the Roman and the Provencal—Adeline's History—the Moonlit Sea—the Lute and the Song.
BOOK IV. THE TRIUMPH AND THE POMP.
Chapter 4.I. The Boy Angelo—the Dream of Nina Fulfilled.
Chapter 4.II. The Blessing of A Councillor Whose Interests and Heart Are Our Own.—the Straws Thrown Upward,—Do They Portend A Storm.
Chapter 4.III. The Actor Unmasked.
Chapter 4.IV. The Enemy's Camp.
Chapter 4.V. The Night and its Incidents.
Chapter 4.VI. The Celebrated Citation.
Chapter 4.VII. The Festival.
BOOK V. THE CRISIS.
Chapter 5.I. The Judgment of the Tribune.
Chapter 5.II. The Flight.
Chapter 5.III. The Battle.
Chapter 5.IV. The Hollowness of the Base.
Chapter 5.V. The Rottenness of the Edifice.
Chapter 5.VI. The Fall of the Temple.
Chapter 5.VII. The Successors of an Unsuccessful Revolution—Who is to Blame—the Forsaken one or the Forsakers?
BOOK VI. THE PLAGUE.
Chapter 6.I. The Retreat of the Lover.
Chapter 6.II. The Seeker.
Chapter 6.III. The Flowers Amidst the Tombs.
Chapter 6.IV. We Obtain What We Seek, and Know it Not.
Chapter 6.V. The Error.
BOOK VII. THE PRISON.
Chapter 7.I. Avignon.—The Two Pages.—The Stranger Beauty.
Chapter 7.II. The Character of a Warrior Priest—an Interview—the Intrigue and Counter-intrigue of Courts.
Chapter 7.III. Holy Men.—Sagacious Deliberations.—Just Resolves.—And Sordid Motives to All.
Chapter 7.IV. The Lady and the Page.
Chapter 7.V. The Inmate of the Tower.
Chapter 7.VI. The Scent Does Not Lie.—The Priest and the Soldier.
Chapter 7.VII. Vaucluse and its Genius Loci.—Old Acquaintance Renewed.
Chapter 7.VIII. The Crowd.—The Trial.—The Verdict.—The Soldier and the Page.
Chapter 7.IX. Albornoz and Nina.
BOOK VIII. THE GRAND COMPANY.
Chapter 8.I. The Encampment.
Chapter 8.II. Adrian Once More the Guest of Montreal.
Chapter 8.III. Faithful and Ill-fated Love.—The Aspirations Survive the Affections.
BOOK IX. THE RETURN.
Chapter 9.I. The Triumphal Entrance.
Chapter 9.II. The Masquerade.
Chapter 9.III. Adrian's Adventures at Palestrina.
Chapter 9.IV. The Position of the Senator.—The Work of Years.—The Rewards of Ambition.
Chapter 9.V. The Biter Bit.
Chapter 9.VI. The Events Gather to the End.
BOOK X. THE LION Of BASALT.
Chapter 10.I. The Conjunction of Hostile Planets in the House of Death.
Chapter 10.II. Montreal at Rome.—His Reception of Angelo Villani.
Chapter 10.III. Montreal's Banquet.
Chapter 10.IV. The Sentence of Walter de Montreal.
Chapter 10.V. The Discovery.
Chapter 10.VI. The Suspense.
Chapter 10.VII. The Tax.
Chapter 10.VIII. The Threshold of the Event.
Chapter The Last. The Close of the Chase.
Appendix I. Some Remarks on the Life and Character of Rienzi.
Appendix II. A Word Upon the Work by Pere du Cerceau and Pere Brumoy.