Now screenwriter and first-time novelist Faunce allows Borgia to speak for herself in this extravagant first-person narrative of Borgia’s life in late. Lucrezia Borgia, for example, was the daughter of Pope Alexander VI, and, like just about everyone who grew up at the foot of a throne, her. Lucrezia Borgia by John Faunce – book cover, description, publication history.
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It used to be the girl that was raped was to blame not the rapists. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. In an era when the Vatican was as decadent and violent as any royal court, Lucrezia was its crown princess.
Be the first to discover new talent! Sep 05, Megan rated it liked it Shelves: But her joy was short-lived. Feb 05, Iliana rated it liked lucrezoa. History has deemed her a hapless political pawn. I did like The Borgia Bride though. Very obviously written by a man to the point where I can’t believe that this is from Lucrezia Borgias’ perspective.
jhn The author is very talented and the Borgias so fascinating that I kept reading to the end. The writing style was a little strange because the author had a lot of Latin in it, but threw in a lot of modern language and phrases that made it difficult to stay in the feel of the time.
This is the novelized life of Lucrezia Borgia, the daughter of an unbelievably corrupt Pope Leo and the pawn in her family’s real-life power games in Renaissance Italy.
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Jun 01, Peggy Biggs rated it liked it Shelves: Jun 16, Marika Alexander rated it really liked it Shelves: It is fiction based on real events. Cesare is an egomaniac murdering nutjob. Jun 12, Amanda rated it it was ok. As her brother Cesare and the Borgia family name gain political influence, Lucrezia comes to fear her sibling, all the more so after she and her husband, Alphonso, are viciously attacked by assassins in Cesare’s employ. Mar 05, Cindy rated it liked it Shelves: Story about the daughter of a very corrupt pope Alexander VI.
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He also had a wife in France who refused to remarry and who mourned him until her own death many years after his. I’ve heard the name “Borgia” before but didn’t know much else than that, so it was fun to read a book about the daughter of Pope Alexander VI, a woman trapped by family loyalties between the ambitiousness of her father and ruthless empire-building of her golden brother, Lucrezis.
Her voice in this book is quite witty, realistic and captivating; one of the most entertaining voices of any historical fiction book I’ve read. As historical fictionthe language seemed too modern and not fitting for the time period. Lucrezia Borgia faknce one of the most interesting and misunderstood women in world history. Even more jarring was when she described her maid as being “unabashedly homosexual.
I recently came across a fiction version of the family, Lucretia Borgia by John Faunce. Interesting but full of unseemly fauncd and bloody battlefield scenes.
And the only way you could get out of it was if you had some sort of influence, and even then you were to be discreet in your affairs.
Perhaps all other Tivolis are named after that place, like the amusement part that was in Chicagoand the one that’s in Copenhagen. The Best Books of Posted by Ana Teixeira at 8: The child of Pope Alexander VI and a former whore, Borgia is separated from her mother at an early age and raised in the Vatican by her imperious, corrupt father. So it was a lil slow and meandering and the best part was in faunc end when it ended Famed for her beauty, she was a valuable pawn in the marriage game, and Alexander VI would use her to create one alliance after another.
I just couldn’t get into it. I’m going to swim against the tide of reviews here and say that I enjoyed this book a lot. When her father ascended the papal throne, young Lucrezia’s life changed forever. I knew some bits and pieces of bribery, murder, and out-right I can get through a book if I dislike a character, and speed through them if I really like them, but she was a johhn without depth or personality.
Borgix then on, Lucrezia would be unable to escape the political ambitions of her father and her brother, the bloodthirsty Cesare Borgia. And that’s not adding the bombastic words into the whole melee.
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Much better reading out there if one is lucreziia in the Borgia papacy. The use of the word fuck happens a fahnce in this novel and every time jarred me right out of the story. I mean, the whole plan was her naked body would prove enough of a distraction that she would then have time to kill them. I would not recommend it. I don’t have a copy of the book to point out specific instances of historical inaccuracies in terms of actual content, but I do remember a few unintentionally hilarious moments in which the context was historically inaccurate.
Ugh, so glad I am finished. In a time when the papacy had temporal powers, corruption in the form of simony and political murders ruled. I normally become at least a little attached to the characters in the books I read, but I really could not connect here. A Novel John Faunce Limited preview – Ambition for power ties Lucrezia to Cesare so despite his malicious intent, she is forever tied to her families scheming.