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The Enchantress of Florence
by Salman Rushdie


Overview - "The Enchantress of Florence" is the story of a mysterious woman, a great beauty believed to possess the powers of enchantment and sorcery, attempting to command her own destiny in a man s world. It is the story of two cities at the height of their powers the hedonistic Mughal capital, in which the brilliant emperor 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 Niccolo Machiavelli takes a starring role as he learns, the hard way, about the true brutality of power.  Read more...

 
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Overview
"The Enchantress of Florence" is the story of a mysterious woman, a great beauty believed to possess the powers of enchantment and sorcery, attempting to command her own destiny in a man s world. It is the story of two cities at the height of their powers the hedonistic Mughal capital, in which the brilliant emperor 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 Niccolo Machiavelli takes a starring role as he learns, the hard way, about the true brutality of power. 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."

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780679640516
  • ISBN-10: 0679640517
  • Publisher: Random House Trade
  • Publish Date: January 2009
  • Page Count: 355


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