Coverart for item
The Resource The Vatican princess : a novel of Lucrezia Borgia, C. W. Gortner, (large type)

The Vatican princess : a novel of Lucrezia Borgia, C. W. Gortner, (large type)

Label
The Vatican princess : a novel of Lucrezia Borgia
Title
The Vatican princess
Title remainder
a novel of Lucrezia Borgia
Statement of responsibility
C. W. Gortner
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"For fans of Philippa Gregory and Alison Weir, bestselling author C. W. Gortner effortlessly weaves history and drama in this captivating novel about one of the world's most notorious families. Glamorous and predatory, the Borgias fascinated and terrorized fifteenth-century Renaissance Italy, and Lucrezia Borgia, beloved daughter of the pope, was at the center of the dynasty's ambitions. Slandered as a heartless seductress who lured men to their doom, was she in fact the villainess of legend, or was she trapped in a familial web, forced to choose between loyalty and survival? With the ascension of the Spaniard Rodrigo Borgia as Pope Alexander VI, a new era has dawned in Rome. Benefitting from their father's elevation are the new pope's illegitimate children--his rival sons, Cesare and Juan, and beautiful young daughter Lucrezia--each of whom assumes an exalted position in the papal court. Privileged and adored, Lucrezia yearns to escape her childhood and play a part in her family's fortunes. But Rome is seductive and dangerous: Alliances shift at a moment's notice as Italy's ruling dynasties strive to keep rivals at bay. As Lucrezia's father faces challenges from all sides, the threat of a French invasion forces him to marry her off to a powerful adversary. But when she discovers the brutal truth behind her alliance, Lucrezia is plunged into a perilous gambit that will require all her wits, cunning, and guile. Escaping her marriage offers the chance of happiness with a passionate prince of Naples, yet as scandalous accusations of murder and incest build against her, menacing those she loves, Lucrezia must risk everything to overcome the lethal fate imposed upon her by her Borgia blood. Beautifully wrought, rich with fascinating historical detail, The Vatican Princess is the first novel to describe Lucrezia's coming-of-age in her own voice. What results is a dramatic, vivid tale set in an era of savagery and unparalleled splendor, where enemies and allies can be one and the same, and where loyalty to family can ultimately be a curse."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Label
The Vatican princess : a novel of Lucrezia Borgia, C. W. Gortner, (large type)
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 707-715)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
  • First edition.
  • Large print edition.
Extent
723 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410489555
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016002191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • ocn935055628
  • (OCoLC)935055628
Label
The Vatican princess : a novel of Lucrezia Borgia, C. W. Gortner, (large type)
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 707-715)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm.
Edition
  • First edition.
  • Large print edition.
Extent
723 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410489555
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016002191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • ocn935055628
  • (OCoLC)935055628

Library Locations

    • Hillyard BranchBorrow it
      4005 North Cook St. Spokane, Spokane, WA, 99207, US
      47.6938586 -117.3735911
Processing Feedback ...