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Leonardo's swans : a novel, Karen Essex

Label
Leonardo's swans : a novel
Title
Leonardo's swans
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Karen Essex
Title variation
Leonardos swans
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Isabella d'Este, daughter of the Duke of Ferrara, born into privilege and the political and artistic turbulence of Renaissance Italy, is a stunning black-eyed blonde and a precocious lover and collector of art. Worldly and ambitious, she has never envied her less attractive sister, the spirited but naieve Beatrice, until, by a quirk of fate, Beatrice is betrothed to the future Duke of Milan. Although he is more than twice their age, openly lives with his mistress, and is reputedly trying to eliminate the current duke by nefarious means, Ludovico Sforza is Isabella's match in intellect and passion for all things of beauty. Only he would allow her to fulfill her destiny: to reign over one of the world's most powerful and enlightened realms and be immortalized in oil by the genius Leonardo da Vinci. Though Isabella weds the Marquis of Mantua, a man she has loved since childhood, Beatrice's fortunes rise effortlessly through her marriage to Ludovico. The two sisters compete for supremacy in the illustrious courts of Europe, and Isabella vows that she will not rest until she wrestles back her true fate and plays temptress to the sensuous Ludovico and muse to the great Leonardo. But when Ludovico's grand plan to control Europe begins to crumble, immortality through art becomes a luxury, and the two sisters must choose between familial loyalty and survival in the treacherous political climate
Summary
Born into wealth amid the political and artistic foment of the Italian Renaissance, worldly and ambitious Isabella and naive Beatrice d'Este, sisters and rivals, compete for the attentions of Ludovico Sforza, the Duke of Milan
Theme
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
138390
Cataloging source
DLC
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Essex, Karen
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3555.S682
LC item number
L46 2006
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Leonardo
  • Leonardo
  • Italy
  • Artists' models
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Milan (Italy)
  • Sisters
  • Artists
  • Artists
  • Artists' models
  • Sibling rivalry
  • Sisters
  • Italy
  • Italy
  • Historical fiction
  • Artists(Fictitious character)
  • Artists
  • Nobility
  • Fifteenth century
Target audience
adult
Label
Leonardo's swans : a novel, Karen Essex
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Instantiates
Publication
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
ocm60414415
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780385517065
Lccn
2005048468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)60414415
Label
Leonardo's swans : a novel, Karen Essex
Link
Publication
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
ocm60414415
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition
Extent
344 pages
Isbn
9780385517065
Lccn
2005048468
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)60414415

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