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The brightest star, Emma Harcourt

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The brightest star
Title
The brightest star
Statement of responsibility
Emma Harcourt
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
1496. It is the height of the Renaissance and its flowering of intellectual and artistic endeavour, but the city state of Florence is in the grip of fundamentalist preacher Friar Girolamo Savonarola. Its good people believe the Lord speaks through him, just as certainly as the Sun circles the Earth. For Leonarda Lunetta, eldest daughter of the learned Signore Vincenzio Fusili, religion is not as interesting as the books she shares with her beloved father. Luna wants to know, to learn, to become an astronomer who charts the night sky ? certainly not the dutiful, marriageable daughter all of Florence society insists upon. So when Luna meets astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus, she is not surprised that his heretical beliefs confirm her view that the world is not as it is presented ? or how it could be. Luna is a woman born out of time, the brightest star of her generation, but can she reconcile the girl of her father?s making with this new version of herself ? And if she does, will Renaissance Italy prove too perilous and dark a place for a free-thinking woman?
Cataloging source
AU@
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Harcourt, Emma
Dewey number
A823.4
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Savonarola, Girolamo
  • Copernicus, Nicolaus
  • Renaissance
  • Women astronomers
  • Women
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
The brightest star, Emma Harcourt
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"It's a dangerous time to be a clever woman"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrie
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000071306638
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
386 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781489249166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1306279312
Label
The brightest star, Emma Harcourt
Publication
Copyright
Note
"It's a dangerous time to be a clever woman"--Cover
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrie
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000071306638
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
386 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781489249166
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1306279312

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