The Viper of Milan

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The Viper of Milan
A Romance of Lombardy
 (1906) 
by Marjorie Bowen

The Literary digest, 1907: The epoch with which the novel deals is probably the most dramatic in modern history. The exploits of the petty Italian despots shown against the lurid background of the Renaissance furnish a plethora of dramatic incident for the writer of romance. It is evident that the young author has saturated her mind with the history of this period, and if her narrative is at times marked with an overabundance of naïveté it is none the less interesting for that. The novel is more notable, however, for its promise of future achievement than for its intrinsic merit.

This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1926.


The author died in 1952, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 60 years or less. This work may also be in the public domain in countries and areas with longer native copyright terms that apply the rule of the shorter term to foreign works.