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The most beautiful woman in Florence : a story of Botticelli, Alyssa Palombo

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The most beautiful woman in Florence : a story of Botticelli
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The most beautiful woman in Florence
Title remainder
a story of Botticelli
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Alyssa Palombo
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eng
Summary
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 of politicians, poets, artists and philosophers. The men of Florence, most notably the rakish Giuliano de'Medici, are enthralled with her beauty. That she is educated and an ardent reader of poetry makes her more desirable still. But it is her acquaintance with a young painter, Sandro Botticelli, which strikes her heart. 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 immortalisation in his masterpiece, The Birth of Venus. Alyssa Palombo's The Most Beautiful Woman in Florence captures the dangerous allure of the of the bond between artist and muse with candour and unforgettable passion
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Palombo, Alyssa
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novels
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  • Medici, House of
  • Vespucci, Simonetta
  • Botticelli, Sandro
  • Nobility
  • Artists' models
  • Painters
  • Florence (Italy)
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adult
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The most beautiful woman in Florence : a story of Botticelli, Alyssa Palombo
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First published in the United States 2017 by St Martin's Press
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rdacarrier.
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text
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rdacontent.
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p225899451
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24 cm.
Extent
307 pages
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regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925481167
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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Label
The most beautiful woman in Florence : a story of Botticelli, Alyssa Palombo
Publication
Copyright
Note
First published in the United States 2017 by St Martin's Press
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
p225899451
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
307 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781925481167
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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