Blood & Beauty: The Borgias: A Novel

By: Dunant, Sarah

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Remainder dot on bottom of text block. Protected in a removable Brodart archival cover. Pale turquoise boards and pale turquoise spine imprinted in gold with title and author. Deckle-edged pages. Full number line 2 4 6 8 9 7 5 3 1 . Genealogical table. Map of Italy.. 506 pages. 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 & Beauty" is a majestic novel that breathes life into this astonishing family and celebrates the raw power of history itself: compelling, complex and relentless.

Title: Blood & Beauty: The Borgias: A Novel

Author: Dunant, Sarah

Categories: Historical,

Edition: First US Edition

Publisher: New York, Random House: 2013

ISBN Number: 1400069297

ISBN Number 13: 9781400069293

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Our Product Number: 608112