Alla Corte Dei Borgia

Autore: Jeanne Kalogridis
Editore: Longanesi
ISBN: 8830429074
Grandezza: 55,33 MB
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Fine del XV secolo. L’Italia è divisa tra signorie, territori della Chiesa, repubbliche marinare, zone d’influenza di potenti e aggressivi vicini quali la Francia e la Spagna. Uno scacchiere dove insieme alle arti e alla poesia si coltivano l’intrigo e il tradimento. Al centro di tutto c’è la famiglia Borgia: Rodrigo, salito al soglio pontificio con il nome di Alessandro VI, Cesare, cardinale con ambizioni politiche, e Lucrezia, ambigua seduttrice. Da Firenze il monaco Savonarola invoca la fine del mondo, per tutto il paese si muovono eserciti mercenari. Sancia d’Aragona, erede del regno di Napoli, viene data in sposa a Goffredo Borgia, uno dei figli illegittimi del papa. Un matrimonio politico, di convenienza, che proietterà una giovane d’animo gentile, alla ricerca dell’amore, in un mondo di invidie e lussuria. Sancia dovrà scoprire a sue spese di aver ereditato dal nonno Ferrante un carattere combattivo, necessario per la sopravvivenza sua e di coloro che ama, tra i quali il fratello minore Alfonso, più ingenuo e meno smaliziato di lei, promesso sposo proprio a Lucrezia. Per potersi sottrarre alla trama di inganni e tradimenti, Sancia non può fare affidamento su nessuno se non sul suo stiletto e sulla canterella, il mitico veleno dei Borgia, unica arma in grado di sconfiggerli. Un romanzo storico appassionante, dove intrigo, amore e suspense s’intrecciano come nei migliori thriller.

La Regina Maledetta

Autore: Jeanne Kalogridis
Editore: Longanesi
ISBN: 8830428426
Grandezza: 41,48 MB
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La sovrana è sola nei suoi appartamenti. Ha congedato anche le dame di compagnia, contravvenendo a ogni etichetta di corte: l’incontro che sta per avvenire non deve avere testimoni. Perché l’ospite di Caterina de’ Medici, quell’ometto zoppicante dai lunghi capelli grigi, è messer Nostradamus, maestro dell’occulto. A lui Caterina vuol chiedere l’interpretazione dei sogni di morte che la tormentano sin dall’infanzia, a lui vuol chiedere una rassicurazione per il futuro dei propri figli, ma soprattutto da lui vuole una spiegazione sulla trentacinquesima quartina delle Profezie, che, ne è sicura, riguarda suo marito, Enrico II di Francia, destinato a morire giovane «di crudele morte». La risposta dell’astrologo è criptica, come le sue quartine: lui scrive quello che deve, ma non pretende di comprenderne il significato. Dentro di sé però Caterina conosce la verità, chiusa in quella perla insanguinata posata sul suo cuore: il destino non può essere ingannato, e il sangue versato chiama solo altro sangue... Chi era veramente Caterina de’ Medici? Figlia del casato più potente di Firenze, pronipote di Lorenzo il Magnifico, era davvero una sovrana spietata e dedita alle arti oscure, o solo una donna innamorata disposta a tutto per difendere l’uomo che amava e i propri figli?

The Borgia Bride

Autore: Jeanne Kalogridis
Editore: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 9781429906012
Grandezza: 52,98 MB
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Vivacious Sancha of Aragon arrives in Rome newly wed to a member of the notorious Borgia dynasty. Surrounded by the city's opulence and political corruption, she befriends her glamorous and deceitful sister-in-law, Lucrezia, whose jealousy is as legendary as her beauty. Some say Lucrezia has poisoned her rivals, particularly those to whom her handsome brother, Cesare, has given his heart. So when Sancha falls under Cesare's irresistible spell, she must hide her secret or lose her life. Caught in the Borgias' sinister web, she summons her courage and uses her cunning to outwit them at their own game. Vividly interweaving historical detail with fiction, The Borgia Bride is a richly compelling tale of conspiracy, sexual intrigue, loyalty, and drama.

The Life And Times Of Lucrezia Borgia

Autore: Maria Bellonci
Editore: Phoenix
ISBN: 9781842120590
Grandezza: 20,92 MB
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Among the violent personalities of the High Renaissance, Lucrezia Borgia is chiefly remembered as a raven-haired poisoner.

The Temptation To Be Happy

Autore: Lorenzo Marone
Editore: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1786071886
Grandezza: 80,72 MB
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Cesare is a seventy-seven-year-old widower and cynical troublemaker, a man who has always struggled to care for others and has given up trying. Aside from an intermittent fling with a nurse called Rossana, he avoids contact with his neighbours and even his own children. One day, the enigmatic Emma moves into the neighbouring flat with her strange and sinister husband. Suspecting there is more to their relationship than meets the eye, Cesare decides to investigate. This new sense of purpose awakens his appetite for life, and he soon finds himself risking everything for a future he had never thought possible.

The Inquisitor S Wife

Autore: Jeanne Kalogridis
Editore: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312675461
Grandezza: 23,65 MB
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The Inquisition begins in Spain and Marisol, a young conversa, a Christian of Jewish descent, marries a lawyer working for the Inquisition hoping to protect herself, but an old love and palace intrigue put Marisol's life in danger.

Total Chaos

Autore: Jean-Claude Izzo
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1609453964
Grandezza: 63,38 MB
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Book One in the Marseilles Trilogy The father of Mediterranean noir, in Jean-Claude Izzo's novels, Marseilles is explosive, multi-ethnic, breathtakingly beautiful and deadly. Ugo, Manu, and Fabio grew up together on the mean streets of Marseilles where friendship means everything. They promised to stay true to one another and swore that nothing would break their bond. But people and circumstances change. Ugo and Manu have been drawn into the criminal underworld of Europe's toughest, most violent and vibrant city. When Manu is murdered and Ugo returns from abroad to avenge his friend's death, only to be killed himself, it is left to the third in this trio, Detective Fabio Montale, to ensure justice is done. Despite warnings from both his colleagues in law enforcement and his acquaintances in the underworld, Montale cannot forget the promise he once made Manu and Ugo. He's going to find their killer even if it means going too far. Fabio Montale is the perfect protagonist in this city of melancholy beauty. A disenchanted cop with an inimitable talent for living who turns his back on a police force marred by corruption and racism and, in the name of friendship, takes the fight against the mafia into his own hands. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Bug Jargal

Autore: Victor Hugo
Editore: Broadview Press
ISBN: 9781551114460
Grandezza: 50,99 MB
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Victor Hugo’s Bug-Jargal (1826) is one of the most important works of nineteenth-century colonial fiction, and quite possibly the most sustained novelistic treatment of the Haitian Revolution by a major European author. This Broadview edition makes Hugo’s novel available in a completely new English translation, the first in over one hundred years. Set in 1791, during the first months of a slave revolt that would eventually lead to the creation of the black republic of Haiti in 1804, Bug-Jargal is a stirring tale of interracial friendship and rivalry, a provocative account of the ties that bind a young Frenchman to one of the rebel leaders and the tragic misunderstandings that threaten to sever those ties completely. This Broadview edition contains a critical introduction and a broad selection of appendices, including Hugo’s never-before-translated 1820 short story “Bug-Jargal,” contemporary reviews of the novel, documents pertaining to the young Hugo’s poetics and politics, and selections from his source materials about the Haitian Revolution.

Chourmo

Autore: Jean-Claude Izzo
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1609453948
Grandezza: 32,59 MB
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Book Two in the Marseilles Trilogy This second novel in Izzo's acclaimed Marseilles trilogy is a touching tribute to the author's beloved city, in all its color and complexity. Fabio Montale is an unwitting hero in this city of melancholy beauty. Fabio Montale has left a police force marred by corruption, xenophobia and greed. But getting out is not going to be so easy. When his cousin's son goes missing, Montale is dragged back onto the mean streets of a violent, crime-infested Marseilles. To discover the truth about the boy's disappearance, he infiltrates a dangerous underworld of mobsters, religious fanatics, crooked cops and ordinary people driven to extremes by desperation. From the Trade Paperback edition.