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The ruby ring : a novel

Author: Diane Haeger
Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 2005.
Edition/Format:   Large print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Rome, 1520. The Eternal City is in mourning. Raphael Sanzio, beloved painter and national hero, has died suddenly at the height of his fame. His body lies in state at the splendid marble Pantheon. At the nearby convent of Sant'Apollonia, a young woman comes to the Mother Superior, seeking refuge. She is Margherita Luti, a baker's daughter from a humble neighborhood on the Tiber, now an outcast from Roman society,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Large type books
Biographical fiction
Love stories
Fiction
Named Person: Margherita Luti; Raphael; Raphael
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Diane Haeger
ISBN: 0375434461 9780375434464
OCLC Number: 57406222
Description: 656 pages (large print)
Responsibility: Diane Haeger.

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Rome, 1520. The Eternal City is in mourning. Raphael Sanzio, beloved painter and national hero, has died suddenly at the height of his fame. His body lies in state at the splendid marble Pantheon. At the nearby convent of Sant'Apollonia, a young woman comes to the Mother Superior, seeking refuge. She is Margherita Luti, a baker's daughter from a humble neighborhood on the Tiber, now an outcast from Roman society, persecuted by powerful enemies within the Vatican. Margherita was Raphael's beloved and appeared as the Madonna in many of his paintings. Theirs was a love for the ages. But now that Raphael is gone, the convent is her only hope of finding an honest and peaceful life. The Mother Superior agrees to admit Margherita to their order. But first, she must give up the ruby ring she wears on her left hand, the ring she had worn in Raphael's scandalous nude "engagement portrait". The ring has a storied past, and it must be returned to the Church or Margherita will be cast out into the streets. Behind the quiet walls of the convent, Margherita makes her decision ... and remembers her life with Raphael--and the love and torment--embodied in that one precious jewel.

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