9780224061636

The Enchantress of Florence

Rushdie, Salman

ISBN 10: 0224061631 / 0-224-06163-1
ISBN 13: 9780224061636
Publisher: Jonathan Cape
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Hardcover
 

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The Enchantress of Florence: A Novel By Salman Rushdie (ISBN: 9780224061636)
Rushdie, Salman
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Book Description: Jonathan Cape, London, UK, 2008. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. Printed Pages: 359. Size: 16 x 24 Cm. Bookseller Inventory # 026595

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Book Description: Jonathan Cape, London, UK, 2008. Hard Cover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. First Edition. 16 x 24 Cm. Printed Pages: 359. 16 x 24 Cm. Bookseller Inventory # 026595

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The Enchantress of Florence (ISBN: 0224061631 / 0-224-06163-1)
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Book Description: Jonathan Cape Ltd 3 April 2008, London, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Review\nReaders who succumb to the spell of Rushdie's convoluted, cross-continental fable may find it enchanting; those with less patience could consider it interminable.This is a very different sort of novel for Rushdie (Shalimar the Clown, 2005, etc.), partly based in Renaissance Italy and intensely researched (there are pages of entries listed in its bibliography), though themes of East and West, love and betrayal, religion and unbelief, sex and sex, are familiar from previous work. It's plain that the author worked hard on this deliriously ambitious book, and so must the reader. Despite the title, there is more than one enchantress of Florence, and other key characters have multiple names and perhaps identities as well. Some characters might even be imaginary. The plot commences with the arrival of a blonde-haired vagabond who has traveled from his native Florence to deliver a message from the Queen of England to "the emperor Abdul-Fath Jalaluddin Muhammad known since his childhood as Akbar, meaning 'the great,' and latterly, in spite of the tautology of it, as Akbar the Great, the great great one, great in his greatness, doubly great, so great that the repetition in his title was not only appropriate but necessary in order to express the gloriousness of his glory." And so on. The man from the Christian West and the emperor of the Muslim East develop a strong bond, mainly through the stories spun by the former (in which he assumes multiple names and identities) to the latter. Yet at one point, even Akbar issues "[a] curse on all storytellers," telling his visitor "You're taking too long. . .You can't draw this out forever." Machiavelli and Medicis make their appearances, as the plot shifts to the impossibly beautiful seductress of the title, who also finds her way from Italy to the emperor, and who ultimately gives clues to her identity by explaining, "The Mirror's daughter was the mirror of her mother and of the woman whose mirror the Mirror had been."Rapturously poetic in places, very funny in others, yet the novel ultimately challenges both patience and comprehension. (Kirkus Reviews) \n\nThe Economist\n`carefully wrought and often exquisite'. Bookseller Inventory # feaf2614d474c40d5cec25eafd982090

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The Enchantress of Florence (Hardback) (ISBN: 9780224061636)
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Book Description: VINTAGE, United Kingdom, 2008. Hardback. Book Condition: New. 241 x 157 mm. Brand New Book. A tall, yellow-haired young European traveler calling himself Mogor dell Amore , the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the real Grand Mughal, the Emperor Akbar, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the whole imperial capital. The stranger claims to be the child of a lost Mughal princess, the youngest sister of Akbar s grandfather Babar: Qara Koz, Lady Black Eyes , a great beauty believed to possess powers of enchantment and sorcery, who is taken captive first by an Uzbek warlord, then by the Shah of Persia, and finally becomes the lover of a certain Argalia, a Florentine soldier of fortune, commander of the armies of the Ottoman Sultan.When Argalia returns home with his Mughal mistress the city is mesmerized by her presence, and much trouble ensues. The Enchantress of Florence is the story of a woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man s world. It brings together two cities that barely know each other - the hedonistic Mughal capital, in which the brilliant emperor wrestles daily with questions of belief, desire and the treachery of sons, and the equally sensual Florentine world of powerful courtesans, humanist philosophy and inhuman torture, where Argalia s boyhood friend il Machia - Niccolo Machiavelli - is learning, the hard way, about the true brutality of power. These two worlds, so far apart, turn out to be uncannily alike, and the enchantments of women hold sway over them both. But is Mogor s story true? And if so, then what happened to the lost princess? And if he s a liar, must he die?. Bookseller Inventory # LVN9780224061636

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ENCHANTRESS OF FLORENCE, THE (ISBN: 0224061631 / 0-224-06163-1)
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Book Description: Jonathan Cape, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: Brand New. 368 pages. 9.45x6.38x1.34 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0224061631

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Book Description: Jonathon Cape, London, 2008. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall. NEW copy signed boldly on Title page. With protective cover. Signed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 001730

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