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The Resource In the name of the family : a novel, Sarah Dunant

In the name of the family : a novel, Sarah Dunant

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In the name of the family : a novel
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In the name of the family
Title remainder
a novel
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Sarah Dunant
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eng
Summary
The author of Blood and Beauty returns with another captivating novel about Renaissance Italy and one of history's most notorious families. Before the Corleones, before the Lannisters, there was the Borgias. Bestselling novelist Sarah Dunant has long been drawn to the high drama of Renaissance Italy: power, passion, beauty, brutality, and the ties of blood. With In the Name of the Family, she offers a thrilling exploration of the House of Borgia's final years, in the company of a young diplomat named Niccolò Machiavelli. It is 1502 and Rodrigo Borgia, a self-confessed womanizer and master of political corruption, is now on the papal throne as Alexander VI. His daughter Lucrezia, aged twenty-two--already three times married and a pawn in her father's plans--is discovering her own power. And then there is his son Cesare Borgia, brilliant, ruthless, and increasingly unstable; it is his relationship with Machiavelli that gives the Florentine diplomat a master class in the dark arts of power and politics. What Machiavelli learns will go on to inform his great work of modern politics, The Prince. But while the pope rails against old age and his son's increasingly erratic behavior, it is Lucrezia who must navigate the treacherous court of Urbino, her new home, and another challenging marriage to create her own place in history. Sarah Dunant again employs her remarkable gifts as a storyteller to bring to life the passionate men and women of the Borgia family, as well as the ever-compelling figure of Machiavelli, through whom the reader will experience one of the most fascinating--and doomed--dynasties of all time. Praise for Sarah Dunant's first novel about the Borgias, Blood and Beauty "Like Hilary Mantel with her Cromwell trilogy, [Sarah] Dunant has scaled new heights by refashioning mythic figures according to contemporary literary taste. This intellectually satisfying historical saga, which offers blood and beauty certainly, but brains too, is surely the best thing she has done to date."--The Miami Herald "Hedonism, lust, political intrigue . . . With so much drama, readers won't want the era of Borgia rule to end."--People "Dunant transforms the blackhearted Borgias and the conniving courtiers and cardinals of Renaissance Europe into fully rounded characters, brimming with life and lust."--The New York Times Book Review "Dazzling . . . a triumph on an epic scale . . . filled with rich detail and page-turning drama."--BookPage "Compelling female players have been a characteristic of Dunant's earlier novels, and this new offering is no exception. . . . The members of this close-knit family emerge as dynamic characters, flawed but sympathetic, filled with fear and longing."--The Seattle Times
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Read by Nicholas Boulton
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In the name of the family : a novel, Sarah Dunant
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Unabridged.
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In the name of the family : a novel, Sarah Dunant
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http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=257&titleID=2841729
Publication
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unknown
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unknown
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier.
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spoken word
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spw
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rdacontent.
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ocn974891481
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 sound file (14 hr., 20 min., 56 sec.))
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unknown
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online
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not applicable
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9781524749545
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