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The Resource The Enchantress of Florence

The Enchantress of Florence

Label
The Enchantress of Florence
Title
The Enchantress of Florence
Statement of responsibility
Salman Rushdie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A tall, yellow-haired, young European traveler calling himself "Mogor dell'Amore," the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the Emperor Akbar, lord of the great Mughal empire, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the imperial capital, a tale about a mysterious woman, a great beauty believed to possess powers of enchantment and sorcery, and her impossible journey to the far-off city of Florence.The Enchantress of Florence is the story of a woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man's world. It is the story of two cities, unknown to each other, at the height of their powers–the hedonistic Mughal capital, in which the brilliant Akbar the Great wrestles daily with questions of belief, desire, and the treachery of his sons, and the equally sensual city of Florence during the High Renaissance, where Niccolò Machiavelli takes a starring role as he learns, the hard way, about the true brutality of power.Vivid, gripping, irreverent, bawdy, profoundly moving, and completely absorbing, The Enchantress of Florence is a dazzling book full of wonders by one of the world's most important living writers
Summary
A traveler from Italy arrives at the court of Emperor Akbar, lord of the Mughal empire, and entertains him with a story about Akbar's great aunt, Qara Kz, the enchantress of Florence: a tale which suggests a larger, secret history interconnecting East and West
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2008.
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258663
Cataloging source
DLC
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Rushdie, Salman
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Fiction
  • Literature
  • Historical Fiction
Target audience
adult
Label
The Enchantress of Florence
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:a4df8ea3-3702-48c2-a08a-a6ae8d51518e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781588367587
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Enchantress of Florence
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:a4df8ea3-3702-48c2-a08a-a6ae8d51518e
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781588367587
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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