The Most Beautiful Woman In Florence

Author: Alyssa Palombo
Editor: St. Martin's Griffin
ISBN: 1466882646
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"In the tradition of Tracy Chevalier’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, Palombo has married fine art with romantic historical fiction in this lush and sensual interpretation of Medici Florence, artist Sandro Botticelli, and the muse that inspired them all." - Booklist A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals in 15th Century Italy, but she jumps at the chance to marry Marco Vespucci. Marco is young, handsome and well-educated. Not to mention he is one of the powerful Medici family’s favored circle. Even before her marriage with Marco is set, Simonetta is swept up into Lorenzo and Giuliano de’ Medici’s glittering circle of politicians, poets, artists, and philosophers. The men of Florence—most notably the rakish Giuliano de’ Medici—become enthralled with her beauty. That she is educated and an ardent reader of poetry makes her more desirable and fashionable still. But it is her acquaintance with a young painter, Sandro Botticelli, which strikes her heart most. Botticelli immediately invites Simonetta, newly proclaimed the most beautiful woman in Florence, to pose for him. As Simonetta learns to navigate her marriage, her place in Florentine society, and the politics of beauty and desire, she and Botticelli develop a passionate intimacy, one that leads to her immortalization in his masterpiece, The Birth of Venus. Alyssa Palombo’s The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence vividly captures the dangerous allure of the artist and muse bond with candor and unforgettable passion.
The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Alyssa Palombo
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-25 - Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

"In the tradition of Tracy Chevalier’s Girl with a Pearl Earring, Palombo has married fine art with romantic historical fiction in this lush and sensual interpretation of Medici Florence, artist Sandro Botticelli, and the muse that inspired them all." - Booklist A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants
The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence
Language: en
Pages: 307
Authors: Alyssa Palombo
Categories: Artists' models
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-04-26 - Publisher: Macmillan

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The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence (Dyslexic Edition)
Language: en
Pages: 440
Authors: Alyssa Palombo
Categories: Artists' models
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017 - Publisher:

In 15th Century Italy, a girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals. When Marco Vespucci, a handsome young man, highly favoured by the Medici in Florence, asks for her hand, she eagerly accepts. Even before her wedding is set, Simonetta is swept into a glittering circle
The Concept of Woman
Language: en
Pages: 583
Authors: Prudence Allen
Categories: Femininity (Philosophy)
Type: BOOK - Published: 1997 - Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing

The culmination of a lifetime's scholarly work, this pioneering study by Sister Prudence Allen traces the concept of woman in relation to man in Western thought from ancient times to the present. Volume I uncovers four general categories of questions asked by philosophers for two thousand years. These are the
In Love In Lucca
Language: en
Pages: 290
Authors: Barbara Cartland
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-07-01 - Publisher: Barbara Cartland Ebooks Ltd

When her grandmother dies, Paola, the beautiful young daughter of the Earl and Countess of Berisforde is dismayed to find that the family’s customary six months’ mourning means that she will miss her debut in the London Season.Instead her mother sends her to stay in the ancient and historic Italian