Signors of the Night

Signors of the Night  (1899) 
by Max Pemberton
A story of 18th century Venice. Illustrated by George Henry Grenville Manton

The criminal Lords of the Night courts are mentioned as early as the 12th century. Their name is derived from the initial responsibility of monitoring what was happening throughout the city during the night. In short, their powers were extended to include theft, murder, bigamy, criminal conspiracy, rape.... They gathered in a dining room of the Doge's Palace in the Chamber of Torment: interrogations and trials took place mostly at night or at dusk. Excerpted from The Lords of the Night on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

THE
SIGNORS OF
THE NIGHT

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MAX PEMBERTON

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"He uttered a low moan, which became a resounding shriek as he felt the shining steel cut his flesh."

SIGNORS OF THE NIGHT


The Story of Fra Giovanni, the Soldier-Monk
of Venice; and of Others in the
"Silent City"

BY
MAX PEMBERTON
AUTHOR OF "KRONSTADT," "THE GARDEN OF SWORDS," ETC. ETC.

"When Venice sate in state, throned on her hundred isles."

Byron.

LONDON
C. ARTHUR PEARSON LIMITED
HENRIETTA STREET W.C.


1899

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This work is in the public domain in the United States because it was published before January 1, 1927.


The author died in 1950, so this work is also in the public domain in countries and areas where the copyright term is the author's life plus 70 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.