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The Resource The birth of Venus : a novel, Sarah Dunant, (electronic resource)

The birth of Venus : a novel, Sarah Dunant, (electronic resource)

Label
The birth of Venus : a novel
Title
The birth of Venus
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Dunant
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
From its first arresting sentence, Sarah Dunant's magnificent novel embroils the reader in the coming-of-age story of Alessandra Cecchi, a fourteen-year-old girl with a strong will and a passion for painting. The Birth of Venus is a tour de force, the first historical novel from one of Britain's most innovative writers of literary suspense. Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family's Florentine palazzo. A child of the Renaissance, with a precocious mind and a talent for drawing, Alessandra is intoxicated by the painter's abilities. But their burgeoning relationship is interrupted when Alessandra's parents arrange her marriage to a wealthy, much older man. Meanwhile, Florence is changing, increasingly subject to the growing suppression imposed by the fundamentalist monk Savonarola, who is seizing religious and political control. Alessandra and her native city are caught between the Medici state, with its love of luxury, learning, and dazzling art, and the hellfire preaching and increasing violence of Savonarola's reactionary followers. Played out against this turbulent backdrop, Alessandra's married life is a misery, except for the surprising freedom it allows her to pursue her powerful attraction to the young painter and his art. It brings alive the history of Florence at its most dramatic period, telling a compulsively absorbing story of love, art, religion, and power through the passionate voice of Alessandra, a heroine with the same vibrancy of spirit as her beloved city
Cataloging source
TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunant, Sarah
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6054.U45756
LC item number
B58 2004eb
Literary form
novels
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Savonarola, Girolamo
  • Savonarola, Girolamo
  • Arranged marriage
  • Women painters
  • Married women
  • Teenage girls
  • Painters
  • Fiction
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Italy
Label
The birth of Venus : a novel, Sarah Dunant, (electronic resource)
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Little, Brown in 2003
  • Includes a Reader's guide, Questions for discussion (p. [401]-403)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 396-397)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 403 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588364425
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00165836
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E6CBBA13-ADC8-49B7-9EF9-8C3DBBC0B309
System control number
  • 2065338
  • (OCoLC)297107546
  • (OCoLC)ocn297107546
  • 2065338
Label
The birth of Venus : a novel, Sarah Dunant, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Note
  • Originally published in hardcover in Great Britain by Little, Brown in 2003
  • Includes a Reader's guide, Questions for discussion (p. [401]-403)
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 396-397)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
Random House trade paperback edition.
Extent
1 online resource (xv, 403 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781588364425
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
EB00165836
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E6CBBA13-ADC8-49B7-9EF9-8C3DBBC0B309
System control number
  • 2065338
  • (OCoLC)297107546
  • (OCoLC)ocn297107546
  • 2065338

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