The Resource The marriage portrait, Maggie O'Farrell

The marriage portrait, Maggie O'Farrell

Label
The marriage portrait
Title
The marriage portrait
Statement of responsibility
Maggie O'Farrell
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Florence, 1561. Lucrezia, third daughter of Cosimo de' Medici, is free to wander the palazzo at will, wondering at its treasures and observing its clandestine workings. But when her older sister dies on the eve of marriage to Alfonso d'Este, ruler of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio, Lucrezia is thrust unwittingly into the limelight: the duke is quick to request her hand in marriage and her father to accept on her behalf. Having barely left girlhood, Lucrezia must now make her way in a troubled court whose customs are opaque and where her arrival is not universally welcomed. Perhaps most mystifying of all is her husband himself, Alfonso. Is he the playful sophisticate her appears before their wedding, the aesthete happiest in the company of artists and musicians, or the ruthless politician before whom even his formidable sisters seem to tremble? As Lucrezia sits in uncomfortable finery for the painting which is to preserve her image for centuries to come, one thing becomes worryingly clear. In the court's eyes, she has one duty: to provide the heir who will shore up the future of the Ferrarese dynasty. Until then, for all of her rank and nobility, her future hangs entirely in the balance
Cataloging source
AU@
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1972-
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O'Farrell, Maggie
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
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  • Medici, Lucrezia de'
  • Alfonso
  • Alfonso
  • Medici, Lucrezia de'
  • Alfonso
  • Spouses
  • Nobility
  • Art
  • Arranged marriage
  • Renaissance
  • Ferrara (Italy)
  • Florence (Italy)
Target audience
adult
Label
The marriage portrait, Maggie O'Farrell
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000070797527
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
438 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472223852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1299141730
Label
The marriage portrait, Maggie O'Farrell
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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
000070797527
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
438 pages
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781472223852
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1299141730

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