Sangue E Onore I Borgia

Autore: Sarah Dunant
Editore: Neri Pozza Editore
ISBN: 8854507296
Grandezza: 39,91 MB
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«Per dodici anni non ho fatto altro che scrivere romanzi ambientati nel Rinascimento italiano, e il nome di una sola famiglia è risuonato a lungo nella mia testa... i Borgia». Sarah Dunant Hanno scritto di Le notti al Santa Caterina: «Un sofisticato e bellissimo romanzo storico di cui va dato merito a Sarah Dunant». Fabio Cavalera, Corriere della Sera «Le notti al Santa Caterina è la narrazione potente, frutto di una profonda ricerca condotta da Sarah Dunant». Carlotta Vissani, D-la Repubblica delle donne

Private Renaissance

Autore: Maria Bellonci
Editore: William Morrow
ISBN:
Grandezza: 44,26 MB
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Sumptuous novel centering on the life of sixteenth-century Italian Isabella D'Este.

The Journeyer

Autore: Gary Jennings
Editore: Forge Books
ISBN: 9781429999946
Grandezza: 67,67 MB
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Marco Polo was nicknamed "Marco of the millions" because his Venetian countrymen took the grandiose stories of his travels to be exaggerated, if not outright lies. As he lay dying, his priest, family, and friends offered him a last chance to confess his mendacity, and Marco, it is said, replied "I have not told the half of what I saw and did." Now, in his new novel The Journeyer, Gary Jennings has imagined the half that Marco left unsaid as even more elaborate and adventurous than the tall tales thought to be lies. From the palazzi and back streets of medieval Venice to the sumptuous court of Kublai Khan, from the perfumed sexuality of the Levant to the dangers and rigors of travel along the Silk Road, Marco meets all manner of people, survives all manner of danger, and, insatiably curious, becomes an almost compulsive collector of customs, languages and women. In more than two decades of travel, Marco was variously a merchant, a warrior, a lover, a spy, even a tax collector - but always a journeyer, unflagging in his appetite for new experiences, regretting only what he missed. Here - recreated and reimagined with all the splendor, the love of adventure, the zest for the rare and curious that are Jennings's hallmarks - is the epic account, at once magnificent and delightful, of the greatest real-life adventurer in human history. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

The Birth Of Venus

Autore: Sarah Dunant
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 9781588364425
Grandezza: 68,27 MB
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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 Florentine palazzo. 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, increasingly subject to the growing suppression imposed by the fundamentalist monk Savonarola, who is seizing religious and political control. Alessandra and her native city are caught between the Medici state, with its love of luxury, learning, and dazzling art, and the hellfire preaching and increasing violence of Savonarola’s reactionary followers. Played out against this turbulent backdrop, Alessandra’s married life is a misery, except for the surprising freedom it allows her to pursue her powerful attraction to the young painter and his art. The Birth of Venus is a tour de force, the first historical novel from one of Britain’s most innovative writers of literary suspense. It brings alive the history of Florence at its most dramatic period, telling a compulsively absorbing story of love, art, religion, and power through the passionate voice of Alessandra, a heroine with the same vibrancy of spirit as her beloved city.

In The Company Of The Courtesan

Autore: Sarah Dunant
Editore: Random House
ISBN: 1588365506
Grandezza: 49,67 MB
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My lady, Fiammetta Bianchini, was plucking her eyebrows and biting color into her lips when the unthinkable happened and the Holy Roman Emperor’s army blew a hole in the wall of God’s eternal city, letting in a flood of half-starved, half-crazed troops bent on pillage and punishment. Thus begins In the Company of the Courtesan, Sarah Dunant’s epic novel of life in Renaissance Italy. Escaping the sack of Rome in 1527, with their stomachs churning on the jewels they have swallowed, the courtesan Fiammetta and her dwarf companion, Bucino, head for Venice, the shimmering city born out of water to become a miracle of east-west trade: rich and rancid, pious and profitable, beautiful and squalid. With a mix of courage and cunning they infiltrate Venetian society. Together they make the perfect partnership: the sharp-tongued, sharp-witted dwarf, and his vibrant mistress, trained from birth to charm, entertain, and satisfy men who have the money to support her. Yet as their fortunes rise, this perfect partnership comes under threat, from the searing passion of a lover who wants more than his allotted nights to the attentions of an admiring Turk in search of human novelties for his sultan’s court. But Fiammetta and Bucino’s greatest challenge comes from a young crippled woman, a blind healer who insinuates herself into their lives and hearts with devastating consequences for them all. A story of desire and deception, sin and religion, loyalty and friendship, In the Company of the Courtesan paints a portrait of one of the world’s greatest cities at its most potent moment in history: It is a picture that remains vivid long after the final page. From the Hardcover edition.

I Borgia

Autore: Sarah Dunant
Editore: Neri Pozza Editore
ISBN: 8854515485
Grandezza: 69,21 MB
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Nell’Italia della fine del XV secolo e degli inizi del XVI, con il Nord occupato dall’esercito francese, Venezia che guerreggia contro i turchi e le lande selvagge del Sud sotto il controllo degli spagnoli, brilla la stella dei Borgia. La Fortuna, divinità sempre imprevedibile, trascura spesso, com’è noto, gli uomini di specchiata virtù e prova un piacere per-verso nel prediligere quelli capaci di grande determinazione e spietatezza. Rodrigo Borgia, salito al soglio pontificio come papa Alessandro vi, è un uomo di tal fatta, un uomo baciato dalla fortuna. Di fronte ai cannoni nemici fuori Roma, apre le porte e li invita a entrare. Quando un fulmine spacca un camino in Vaticano, facen-dogli crollare un soffitto in testa, rimane tranquillamente seduto sotto una montagna di detriti per emergerne poi con un sorriso beato. Maestro di corruzione politica, si impegna alacremente a realizzare il suo scopo: la fondazione di uno Stato Borgia in Italia. Roma ha già avuto papi senza scrupoli, uomini che hanno favorito, in tutta discrezione, i propri «nipoti». Alessandro VI, tuttavia, si spinge molto più in là: riconosce apertamente i propri figli illegittimi, preziose armi nella creazione di un potere dinastico. Cesare, il figlio maggiore, un tempo cardinale, marcia in testa a un esercito di mercenari per conquistare città-stato storicamen-te appartenute alla Chiesa, suscitando l’ammirazione di Niccolò Machiavelli, che a lui si ispirerà per redigere la sua grande opera sulla politica moderna, Il principe. Lucrezia, la figlia, contrae matrimoni al solo scopo di accrescere le fortune politiche della fa-miglia, passando dal talamo di Giovanni Sforza a quello di Alfonso d’Aragona, per approdare infine alla corte di Alfonso d’Este, duca di Ferrara, dove da perfetta mecenate rinascimentale accoglie poeti e umanisti, da Ercole Strozzi a Pietro Bembo, che resta soggiogato dal suo fascino e dalla sua incomparabile bellezza. Una danza con la fortuna da parte di una dinastia che ha segnato la storia d’Italia e che, nella ricca ed elegante prosa di Sarah Dunant, dà origine a personaggi sfaccettati e complessi, animati da un così forte desiderio di vita e di potere da non indietreggiare dinanzi a niente e nessuno. «Sarah Dunant trasforma gli spietati Borgia, i cortigiani conniventi e i cardinali del Rinascimento italiano in personaggi a tutto tondo, pieni di vita e dominati dalla lussuria». New York Times Book Review «L’atmosfera machiavellica, la lussuria e gli intrighi politici sono magnetici. I lettori non vogliono che l’era dei Borgia abbia una fine». People «Con un vivace cast di personaggi iconici, tra cui l’influente Niccolò Machiavelli, l’accattivante saga del Rinascimento italiano di Sarah Dunant entusiasmerà i suoi lettori pagina dopo pagina». Booklist «I personaggi convincenti sono stati una caratteristica dei romanzi precedenti di Sarah Dunant, e questa nuova storia non fa eccezione: i membri di questa famiglia molto unita emergono con caratteri dinamici, imperfetti ma simpatici, pieni di paura e desiderio». Seattle Times «Traboccante di dettagli storici estremamente vividi, sia cruenti che meravigliosi, con personaggi abilmente tratteggiati e dettagliate ricostruzioni di luoghi e ambienti, invoglierà tutti i lettori di romanzi storici, soprattutto quelli che sono interessati al Rinascimento italiano». Library Journal

The Manara Library Volume 6

Autore: Milo Manara
Editore:
ISBN: 9781595827876
Grandezza: 53,39 MB
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Milo Manara and Alexandro Jodorowsky's (Metabarons, The Incal) sweeping saga of sex, blood, and religion is collected in a single volume for the first time, in the latest volume of The Manara Library! When Pope Innocent VIII dies, the corrupt, licentious Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia schemes, murders, and seduces his way into becoming the new pope and immediately secures positions for his family to ensure a Borgia dynasty. With breathtakingly beautiful painted artwork by Manara, this account of Italy's first Mafia family is among comics' - and history's - sexiest, most violent, and most engrossing epics!

Florence Grace

Autore: Tracy Rees
Editore: Quercus Publishing
ISBN: 1787471829
Grandezza: 11,99 MB
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'Possibly the most wonderful book I've ever read. A complete joy' Amazon reviewer. Florrie Buckley is an orphan, living on the wind-blasted moors of Cornwall. It's a hard existence but Florrie is content. But when she is fourteen, she inherits a never-imagined secret: she is related to a wealthy and notorious London family, the Graces. Overnight, Florrie's life changes and she moves from country to city, from poverty to wealth. Cut off from everyone she has ever known, Florrie struggles to learn the rules of this strange new world. And then she must try to fathom her destructive pull towards the enigmatic and troubled Turlington Grace, a man with many dark secrets of his own. What readers are saying about Tracy Rees: "Tracy Rees writes from the heart" Kathryn Hughes, bestselling author of The Letter "Tracy Rees is the most outstanding new voice in historical fiction" Lucinda Riley "A beautifully crafted story with added romance" Isabelle Broom "Tracy's writing is so fresh, original and authentic" Rosanna Ley

The Life And Times Of Lucrezia Borgia

Autore: Maria Bellonci
Editore: Phoenix
ISBN: 9781842120590
Grandezza: 18,37 MB
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Vista: 6390
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Among the violent personalities of the High Renaissance, Lucrezia Borgia is chiefly remembered as a raven-haired poisoner.

Pronto

Autore: Elmore Leonard
Editore: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061835382
Grandezza: 50,16 MB
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“Speedy, exhilarating, and smooth. Nobody does it better.” —Washington Post “The man knows how to grab you—and Pronto is one of the best grabbers in years.” —Entertainment Weekly Fans of U.S. Marshal Raylan Givens of the hit TV series Justified are in for a major treat. The unstoppable manhunter with the very itchy trigger finger stars in Pronto, a crime fiction gem from the one and only Elmore Leonard, “the greatest crime writer of our time, perhaps ever” (New York Times Book Review). The Grand Master justifies the overwhelming acclaim he has received over the course of his remarkable career with an electrifying thriller that sends the indomitable Raylan racing to Italy on the trail of a fugitive bookie who’s hiding from the vengeful Miami mob. The legendary Leonard, whom the Seattle Times lauds as the “King Daddy of crime writers,” proves that all comparisons to American noir icons John D. MacDonald, Dashiell Hammett, and James M. Cain are well deserved with this tale of very dirty doings and extremely dangerous men coming together in the birthplace of Puccini, Garibaldi, and La Cosa Nostra.