Coverart for item
The Resource Blood & beauty, Sarah Dunant

Blood & beauty, Sarah Dunant

Label
Blood & beauty
Title
Blood & beauty
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Dunant
Title variation
  • Blood & beauty
  • Blood and beauty
Title variation remainder
the Borgias : a novel
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"By the end of the fifteenth century, the beauty and creativity of Italy is matched by its brutality and corruption, nowhere more than in Rome and inside the Church. When Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia buys his way into the papacy as Alexander VI, he is defined not just by his wealth or his passionate love for his illegitimate children, but by his blood: He is a Spanish Pope in a city run by Italians. If the Borgias are to triumph, this charismatic, consummate politician with a huge appetite for life, women, and power must use papacy and family-- in particular, his eldest son, Cesare, and his daughter Lucrezia-- in order to succeed. Cesare, with a dazzlingly cold intelligence and an even colder soul, is his greatest-- though increasingly unstable-- weapon. Later immortalized in Machiavelli's The Prince, he provides the energy and the muscle. Lucrezia, beloved by both men, is the prime dynastic tool. Twelve years old when the novel opens, hers is a journey through three marriages, and from childish innocence to painful experience, from pawn to political player" -- from publisher's web site
Summary
A tale inspired by the lives of Borgia siblings Lucretia and Cesare traces the family's rise in the aftermath of Rodrigo Borgia's rise to the papacy, during which war, a terrifying sexual plague, and the family's notorious reputation forge an intimate bond between brother and sister
Tone
Writing style
Audio
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10198942
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunant, Sarah
Dewey number
823/.914
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
LC call number
PR6054.U45756
LC item number
B59 2013ab
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Edoardo Ballerini
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ballerini, Edoardo
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Borgia family
  • Nobility
  • Church and state
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Blood & beauty, Sarah Dunant
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20080385
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
14 audio discs (approximately 17 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780385393423
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA 4140
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn818723207
  • (OCoLC)818723207
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Blood & beauty, Sarah Dunant
Publication
Note
  • Compact discs
  • Unabridged
Capture and storage technique
unknown
Carrier category
audio disc
Carrier category code
sd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Content category
spoken word
Content type code
spw
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20080385
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Edition
Library ed.
Extent
14 audio discs (approximately 17 hr., 30 min.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780385393423
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Media category
audio
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
s
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA 4140
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn818723207
  • (OCoLC)818723207
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

Library Locations

    • North Webster Community Public LibraryBorrow it
      301 N. Main St., North Webster, IN, 46555, US
      41.327015 -85.697852

Library Links

Processing Feedback ...