The Resource The pope's daughter

The pope's daughter

Label
The pope's daughter
Title
The pope's daughter
Statement of responsibility
Dario Fo
Title variation
Popes daughter
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Lucrezia Borgia is one of the most vilified women in modern history. The daughter of a notorious pope, she was twice betrothed before the age of eleven and thrice married-one husband was forced to declare himself impotent and thereby unfit and another was murdered by Lucrezia's own brother, Cesar Borgia. She is cast in the role of murderess, temptress, incestuous lover, loose woman, femme fatale par excellence. But there are two sides to every story. Lucrezia Borgia is the only woman in history to have serve as the head of the Catholic Church. She successfully administered several of Renaissance Italy's most thriving cities, founded one of the world's first credit unions, and was a generous patron of the arts. She was mother to a prince and to a cardinal. She was a devoted wife to the Prince of Ferrara, and the lover of the poet Pietro Bembo. She was a child of the renaissance and, in many ways, the world's first modern woman. In this richly imagined novel, Nobel laureate Dario Fo reveals Lucrezia's humanity, her passion for life, her compassion for others, and her skill at navigating around her family's evildoings. The Borgias are unrivalled for the range and magnitude of their political machinations and opportunism. Fo's brilliance rests in his rendering their story as a shocking mirror image of the uses and abuses of power in our own time. Lucrezia herself becomes a model for how to survive and rise above those abuses. Part Wolf Hall, part House of Cards, The Pope's Daugther will appeal to readers of historical fiction and of contemporary fiction alike and will delight anyone fascinated by Renaissance Italy
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A first novel by the Nobel Prize winner for literature imagines the life of notorious Pope Alexander VI's daughter Lucrezia Borgia, tracing her violent marriages and achievements as history's only woman to serve as head of the Catholic Church
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Character
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10439630
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Midwest
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Fo, Dario
Dewey number
853/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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dictionaries
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True
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  • Borgia, Lucrezia
  • Alexander
  • Borgia family
  • Nobility
  • Italy
  • Rome (Italy)
Target audience
adult
Label
The pope's daughter
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12050059
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781609452841
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12050059
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12050059
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
The pope's daughter
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
MWT12050059
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource.
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9781609452841
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
c
Publisher number
MWT12050059
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12050059
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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