The Birth of Venus: A Novel

by Sarah Dunant | Literature & Fiction | This book has not been rated.
ISBN: 0812968972 Global Overview for this book
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Journal Entry 1 by wingwaterfallingwing from Raleigh, North Carolina USA on Wednesday, June 10, 2009
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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 Florence palazzo. A child of the Renaissance with a precocious mind and a talent for drawing, Alessandra is intoxicated by the artist's abilities. But Alessandra's parents have made plans for their daughter, and she is soon married off to a wealthy, much older man. Meanwhile, the reign of the Medicis, with their love of luxury, learning, and dazzling art, is being threatened by the hellfire preaching and increasing brutality of the fundamentalist monk Savonarola and his reactionary followers. As the city shudders with violence and change, Alessandra must find her own way - and finally explore the passions she's kept so long at bay.

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