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The secret of Santa Vittoria

a novel.

by Robert Crichton

  • 120 Want to read
  • 34 Currently reading

Published by Simon and Schuster in New York .
Written in English


Classifications
LC ClassificationsPZ4.C92 Se, PS3553.R49 Se
The Physical Object
Pagination447 p.
Number of Pages447
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5989646M
LC Control Number66020256

Santa Vittoria is a fictional town, still remote from the rest of war-torn Italy, where the citizens, led by their wine-loving mayor Bombolini, scheme and plot to prevent the Germans from locating and looting the town's only treasure its fabulous wine cellars.A best-seller and the inspiration for a famous film, this warm, rich novel has already drawn thousands upon thousands into the exuberant /5(65). The Secret of Santa Vittoria Book Summary and Study Guide. Their secret is kept safe as the townspeople follow an unlikely leader to accomplish the greatest thing ever done in their town. The novel bubbles with underlying humor as the Italians bring their ingenuity, sacrifice and uncommon bravery to the task at hand.

"THE Secret of Santa Vittoria" is the fact that the little Italian hilltop town has hidden 1,, bottles of local wine from the Germans during the final days of World War II. The Secret of Santa Vittoria was on the New York Times bestseller list for 50 weeks. The topic reminded me of another book I have: Wine & War: The French, The Nazis & the Battle for France’s Greatest Treasure, the story of the French people’s extraordinary efforts to save their wine.

“The story is the same, over and over, only the facts are different and the names and the places.” ― Robert Crichton, The Secret of Santa VittoriaAuthor: Robert Crichton. In “The Secret of Santa Vittoria,” Anthony Quinn certainly presents one of his best roles as the bumbling, erratic Bambolini who becomes the town's mayor (no one else would want it!)when the occupation becomes imminent. Santa Vittoria has a secret--they are holding over a million bottles of wine--all of which the Nazis want.


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It occupied the Brand: Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Where the wine disappears to is the secret of Santa Vittoria that Robert Crichton brings to life with wit, heart, and suspense in his masterpiece of classic storytelling. First published inThe Secret of Santa Vittoria was on the New York Times bestseller list for 50 weeks -- 18 weeks as #1 -- and became an international bestseller/5(60).

As the novel gains pace one grows ever more attached to its characters and increasingly invested in seeing the secret (or perhaps secrets) of Santa Vittoria protected.

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Which simply makes 'discovering' it all the more enjoyable/5(79). The bestselling book was adapted into a movie starring Tony Curtis. A follow-up, The Rascal and the Road, was a memoir about Crichton's adventures with Demara. Crichton's first novel was The Secret of Santa Vittoria ().Author: Robert Crichton.

The Secret of Santa Vittoria takes place in a small village in the mountains of Italy during WWII. It is a brilliant commentary about human nature, relying on deadpan and sometimes dark humor to cover topics like love, honor, power, community dynamics and prejudices.

This well-written novel about a dozen Nazis who occupy a small Italian village that produces Cinzano vermouth succeeds on many levels both humorous and serious. The story opens with the murder of Il Duce; many Santa Vittorians have never even heard of him— the village is that ingrown.

Still, the Cinzano people have a major winery there with 1, bottles of vermouth in storage, which the. The Secret of Santa Vittoria avg rating — ratings — published — 29 editions Want to Read saving /5.

“The Secret of Santa Vittoria,” a film based on a best-selling novel written by Robert Crichton in ; the movie debuted instarring Anthony Quinn. Based on a best-selling novel written by Robert Crichton inthe movie debuted instarring Anthony Quinn.

Directed by Stanley Kramer. With Anthony Quinn, Anna Magnani, Virna Lisi, Hardy Krüger. During WWII in Italy, a wine producing village hide a million bottles from the Germans/10(3K). His novel The Secret of Santa Vittoria was on the New York Times bestseller list for over 50 weeks, became an international bestseller, and was adapted into /5().

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First published inThe Secret of Santa Vittoria was on the New York Times bestseller list for 50 weeks -- 18 weeks as #1 -- and became an international bestseller/5(45).

Santa Vittoria is a fictional town, still remote from the rest of war-torn Italy, where the citizens, led by their wine-loving mayor Bombolini, scheme and plot to prevent the Germans from locating and looting the town's only treasure its fabulous wine cellars.A best-seller and the inspiration for a famous film, this warm, rich novel has already drawn thousands upon thousands into the exuberant /5(64).

The Secret of Santa Vittoria is more than just a wonderful comedy, it is quite dramatic & touchingly romantic as well.

Nominated for 2 Academy Awards and winner of The Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture Comedy. Anna Magnani's performance in every scene is spellbinding. She simply steals the entire show with her masterful exuberance/5().

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For this cause, the citizens, Free shipping over $/5(5).Bombolini is a fairly worthless drunk in the small Italian town of Santa Vittoria in the closing days of World War II. When word comes that the Fascist government has surrendered, he climbs a water tower to tear down the flag.