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My failure in Santa Vittoria is that I was seen thinning their fat black wine with mineral water, and by that one act I had adulterated the meaning of their lives and diluted the result . Other author's books: The Secret of Santa Vittoria. The Secret of Santa Vittoria.

My failure in Santa Vittoria is that I was seen thinning their fat black wine with mineral water, and by that one act I had adulterated the meaning of their lives and diluted the result of their sweat. They never even lied to me after that.

Where the wine disappears to is the secret of Santa Vittoria that Robert Crichton . The bestselling book was adapted into a 1961 movie starring Tony Curtis. Crichton's first novel was The Secret of Santa Vittoria (1966).

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 in 1966, The Secret of Santa Vittoria was on the New York Times bestseller list for 50 weeks - 18 weeks as - and became an international bestseller. A follow-up, The Rascal and the Road, was a memoir about Crichton's adventures with Demara.

The Secret of Santa Vitto. has been added to your Cart. ROBERT CRICHTON (1925-1993) an American novelist, served in the infantry during World War II and was wounded in 1944 during the Battle of the Bulge. After the war he attended Harvard University on the GI Bill. His bestseller, The Great Imposter, was adapted into a successful film. 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 a Golden Globe winning film of the same name in 1969.

Santa Vittoria is a fictional town, still remote from the rest of war-torn Italy, where the citizens, led by their .

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. PA best-seller and the inspiration for a famous film, this warm, rich novel has already drawn thousands. upon thousands into the exuberant and perilous life of Santa Vittoria and its affirmation of the fundamental dignity of man. ill lift you up and fill your soul with delight. Cleveland Plain Dealer. Attn: Author/Narrator If you.

What a pity Robert Crichton wrote only two books. Crichton somehow manages to keep many characters two-dimensional, despite describing them in painful detail.

Oct 26, 2012 D. rated it it was amazing. What a pity Robert Crichton wrote only two books.

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It arrived in the manner of the classic foundling. Wrapped in coarse brown paper and held together by cheap twine, the bundle literally fell into my life when I opened the door one morning. Wrapped in coarse brown paper and held together by cheap twine, the bundle literally fell into my life when I opened the door one morning nned to it read: In the name of God, do something with this. As with most foundlings, this one was a bastard. The note was not signed, the title page was missing, the manuscript had no professed father. It was not a manuscript at all, but a collection of disorganized notes.

The Secret of Santa Vittoria is a 1969 film distributed by United Artists. It was produced and directed by Stanley Kramer and co-produced by George Glass from a screenplay by Ben Maddow and William Rose. It was based on the best-selling novel by Robert Crichton. The music score was by Ernest Gold and the cinematography by Giuseppe Rotunno.

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Comments: (7)

crazy mashine
I read this book years ago, and now as an old man I came across it on kindle and read it again with the insight of age. A fine story, full of irony and innuendo and and perhaps a little stereotyping, I don't know. Finely drawn characters, the Italians as crafty peasants the Germans as blundering conquerors. The plot? Can the peasants outwit the conquerors and keep their wine?
The book is written in a remarkable style, that of the all knowing narrator but with a tone and a voice that reflects the characters as they are described.
In a good mood this is a romp, in a bad mood this is a cautionary tale, and truth is nowhere to be known. Not for sure.Not even to the Nazi torturers who put in an obligatory appearance and whose work is less traumatizing than the absence of truth.
Ricep
I first read this in about 1990, and I loved it, passing the novel around to my husband and friends. I have just reread it, and even though I had forgotten about some of the disturbing parts, I still feel that the story, the characters, and the writing are superb. Anyone who loves Italy and the Italians will enjoy this fine novel that takes place during WWII. The relationship between Bombolini and Captain von Prum is priceless! I highly recommend this book!
Moogugore
I stumbled onto this book by accident, I don't even remember how, but as someone who loves wine and all things Italian (and as an amateur history buff), the premise behind the story seemed irresistible.

And as I started to read I was quickly engrossed. I fell in love with the village of Santa Vittoria, the ancient ways, the respect for the wine, and the colorful characters that popped out and became almost like acquaintances to me. And then when the war came, I felt like the struggles of Santa Vittoria were my own, and that's when I realized what a masterpiece this book really is.

The author is a wonderful writer, I wish he'd written more as I could spend many more hours immersing myself in his worlds. This is the best book I've read in years.
Shaktizragore
Small towns have their unique character,but this town is full of characters! They play their parts according to their historical consignments until events dictate change. This is when the fun starts! Events move quickly, hysterically, scary at times, but then Italy was in the throes of wwII. When your existance is threatened drastic actions ensue! Flying by the seat of one’s pants sometimes elevates normal behavior to devine comedy; thus Santa Vittoria’s secret! The Italian love of life, their down to earth realism colors all the action in this delightfully funny book.
shustrik
As so many others have written, this novel is simply wonderful. There are so many classic scenes, so many memorable moments. It is filled with humor and suspense. One feels one has been exposed to the gamut of life's more extreme experiences (including atrocities). There is also a host of vivid characters, but above all is the character of Bombolini. Yes, the book probably plays on stereotypes -- Italian villagers, German Nazis, men and women -- and how much of this is wisdom or true-to-life, and how much balderdash, I have no idea. But without a doubt it is a gripping narrative, a long and satisfying read.

Let me just note one thing that I wonder if anybody else has caught: The (sometime) narrator is introduced to us near the beginning of the book in a completely unexpected and shocking way. Did anyone else notice the similarity to, of all things, the movie Dr. Strangelove? It seems to me too close to be mere coincidence. And since the latter came out two years before Santa Vittoria was published, I infer that Crichton "imported" it.
Jesmi
The book is better than the movies, and the movie is excellent. I actually read the book before I ever saw the movie, classic that it is, and read it over and over again. So did my father, whose hardback first edition I inherited. When his book finally fell to pieces, I was delighted to find another one offered by an Amazon seller - and this one a signed first edition!

The book came quickly and well-wrapped. I am delighted to have it on my shelf again. Thank you, Amazon seller!
Bundis
This is a great book based on a true story which I had heard from a person directly involved. Historical!
This is a wonderful book of characters. It's a shame he only wrote two novels because the other one is just as great.
The Secret Of Santa Vittoria download epub
Genre Fiction
Author: Robert Crichton
ISBN: 034000892X
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Language: English
Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton; New Ed edition (1970)
Pages: 448 pages