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The Resource The birth of Venus : a novel, Sarah Dunant

The birth of Venus : a novel, Sarah Dunant

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
Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous cloth merchant, brings a young painter home to decorate the Florentine family's chapel. 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, caught between the Renaissance aspirations of the Medici state and the increasingly violent, reactionary followers of the fundamentalist monk Savonarola. Played out against this turbulent backdrop, Alessandra's married life is a misery, except for the surprising freedom it allows her to pursue her attraction to the young painter and his art
Tone
Writing style
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121509
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunant, Sarah
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Savonarola, Girolamo
  • Arranged marriage
  • Women painters
  • Married women
  • Teenage girls
  • Painters
  • Adultery
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
The birth of Venus : a novel, Sarah Dunant
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
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 397 pages
Isbn
9780812968972
Isbn Type
(Random House Trade pbk. ed.)
Lccn
2003046932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57715929
  • (OCoLC)ocm52268659
Label
The birth of Venus : a novel, Sarah Dunant
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
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xv, 397 pages
Isbn
9780812968972
Isbn Type
(Random House Trade pbk. ed.)
Lccn
2003046932
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57715929
  • (OCoLC)ocm52268659

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