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The birth of Venus : a novel

Author: Sarah Dunant
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family's Florentine palazzo.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
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Fiction
Named Person: Girolamo Savonarola; Girolamo Savonarola; Girolamo 1452-1498 -- Fiction Savonarola
Material Type: Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Dunant
ISBN: 1400060737 9781400060733 1844080358 9781844080359 0812968972 9780812968972
OCLC Number: 52268659
Awards: Commended for Book Sense Book of the Year Award (Adult Fiction) 2005
Description: 397 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Sarah Dunant.
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