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Blood and Beauty: The Borgias free pdf NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY "KIRKUS REVIEWS" The "New York Times" bestselling author of the acclaimed Italian Renaissance novels--"The Birth of Venus, In the Company of the Courtesan, "and" Sacred Hearts"--has an exceptional talent for breathing life into history. Now Sarah Dunant turns her discerning eye to one of the world's most intriguing and infamous families--the Borgias--in an engrossing work of literary fiction. By the end of the fifteenth century, the beauty and creativity of Italy is matched by its brutality and corruption, nowhere more than in Rome and inside the Church. When Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia buys his way into the papacy as Alexander VI, he is defined not just by his wealth or his passionate love for his illegitimate children, but by his blood: He is a Spanish Pope in a city run by Italians. If the Borgias are to triumph, this charismatic, consummate politician with a huge appetite for life, women, and power must use papacy and family--in particular, his eldest son, Cesare, and his daughter Lucrezia--in order to succeed. Cesare, with a dazzlingly cold intelligence and an even colder soul, is his greatest--though increasingly unstable--weapon. Later immortalized in Machiavelli's "The Prince, "he provides the energy and the muscle. Lucrezia, beloved by both men, is the prime dynastic tool. Twelve years old when the novel opens, hers is a journey through three marriages, and from childish innocence to painful experience, from pawn to political player. Stripping away the myths around the Borgias, "Blood

About Sarah Dunant

Sarah Dunant is the author of the international bestsellers "The Birth of Venus, In the Company of the Courtesan, " and "Sacred Hearts, "which have received major acclaim on both sides of the Atlantic. Her earlier novels include three Hannah Wolfe crime thrillers, as well as "Snowstorms in a Hot Climate, Transgressions, "and "Mapping the Edge, "all three of which are available as Random House Trade Paperbacks. She has two daughters and lives in London and Florence.

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Author : Sarah Dunant
Publisher : Random House Trade
Data Published : 11 March 2014
ISBN : 0812981618
EAN : 9780812981612
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 523 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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