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A rare and curious gift

Author: Pauline Holdstock
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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A tale loosely based on the life of Artemisia Gentileschi, the story of a Renaissance Italy painter traces her efforts to take over her father's studio while avoiding the depredations of men and fighting her attraction to sculptor Matteo Tassi.
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Genre/Form: Historical fiction
Fiction
History
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Pauline Holdstock
ISBN: 0393059685 9780393059687 0393327477 9780393327472
OCLC Number: 57434204
Notes: Previously published as: Beyond measure. 2003.
Description: 355 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Beyond measure
Responsibility: Pauline Holdstock.

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"Holdstock's vivid, unflinching tale doesn't sugarcoat the casual brutality of the period, and is punctuated by startling moments of beauty." --Publishers Weekly  Read more...

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"Holdstock summons a world of immense beauty and complexity, taking us back into the heart of the Italian Renaissance with a rare sense of ease and confidence. This novel goes places where novelists Read more...

 
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