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Essex, Karen

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Works: 58 works in 183 publications in 11 languages and 6,399 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Biography  Diary fiction 
Classifications: PS3555.S682, 813.54
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Publications by Karen Essex
Most widely held works by Karen Essex
Leonardo's swans : a novel by Karen Essex( Book )
22 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,784 libraries worldwide
Isabella d'Este, daughter of the Duke of Ferrara, born into privilege and the political and artistic turbulence of Renaissance Italy, is a stunning black-eyed blonde and a precocious lover and collector of art. Worldly and ambitious, she has never envied her less attractive sister, the spirited but naieve Beatrice, until, by a quirk of fate, Beatrice is betrothed to the future Duke of Milan. Although he is more than twice their age, openly lives with his mistress, and is reputedly trying to eliminate the current duke by nefarious means, Ludovico Sforza is Isabella's match in intellect and passion for all things of beauty. Only he would allow her to fulfill her destiny: to reign over one of the world's most powerful and enlightened realms and be immortalized in oil by the genius Leonardo da Vinci. Though Isabella weds the Marquis of Mantua, a man she has loved since childhood, Beatrice's fortunes rise effortlessly through her marriage to Ludovico. The two sisters compete for supremacy in the illustrious courts of Europe, and Isabella vows that she will not rest until she wrestles back her true fate and plays temptress to the sensuous Ludovico and muse to the great Leonardo. But when Ludovico's grand plan to control Europe begins to crumble, immortality through art becomes a luxury, and the two sisters must choose between familial loyalty and survival in the treacherous political climate
Stealing Athena : a novel by Karen Essex( Book )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 981 libraries worldwide
Chronicles of the Marbles' amazing journey through the dynamic narratives of Mary Nisbet, wife of the Earl of Elgin, the British ambassador to Constantinople, and Aspasia, the mistress of Perikles, the most powerful man in Athens during that city's Golden Age
Kleopatra by Karen Essex( Book )
24 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 875 libraries worldwide
"She was Kleopatra...spy, diplomat, master of languages, and true world adventurer, all before she saw the first bloom of womanhood. Far from a mere seductress, Kleopatra was the dynastic and spiritual descendant of Alexander the Great, as well as the daughter of Ptolemy XII, Pharaoh of the Two Lands of Egypt. Sweeping from the great city of Alexandria of the first century B.C. across the northern African desert to the capital of Rome, this is the untold story of Kleopatra's early life before the politics of war, sex, money, and ambition thrust her center stage and secured her etenral place in history." -- Jacket
Dracula in love : a novel by Karen Essex( Book )
15 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 863 libraries worldwide
"...now, from Mina's own pen, we discover that the story is vastly different when told from the female point of view." --inside front cover
Pharaoh by Karen Essex( Book )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 643 libraries worldwide
When Caesar is assassinated, it is Anthony who wages war against the slain ruler's monstrous nephew, Octavian, who claims it is he, and not Kleopatra's son, who is next in line to rule. Now Anthony and Kleopatra are inextricably allied in love and in a fierce battle against a formidable enemy, where no less than the control of the world is at stake
Leonardo's swans [a novel] by Karen Essex( Sound Recording )
6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 275 libraries worldwide
The story of the powerful Este sisters, Beatrice, Duchess of Milan, and Isabella, Marchesa of Mantua, as they compete for the affections of Italy's most influential prince, the Duke of Milan, and for the larger prize, to be immortalized in oil by his court painter and engineer, Leonardo da Vinci. Sexy, inspiring, and intelligent, her story of love, intrigue, and art is truly unforgettable
Stealing Athena [a novel] by Karen Essex( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Chronicles of the Marbles' amazing journey through the dynamic narratives of Mary Nisbet, wife of the Earl of Elgin, the British ambassador to Constantinople, and Aspasia, the mistress of Perikles, the most powerful man in Athens during that city's Golden Age
De muze van Leonardo by Karen Essex( Book )
4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Dutch and Undetermined and held by 166 libraries worldwide
Twee rivaliserende Italiaanse zussen worden in de 15e eeuw door Leonardo da Vinci geportretteerd
Dracula in love by Karen Essex( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 136 libraries worldwide
In the pages of her journal, Mina Murray confesses the erotic devilment and nocturnal horrors of her time with Count Dracula. And what she writes says as much about her desires as it does about the Count's--something no one, not even her fiancé Jonathan Harker, could ever understand
Leonardo's swans [a novel] by Karen Essex( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 108 libraries worldwide
The story of the powerful Este sisters, Beatrice, Duchess of Milan, and Isabella, Marchesa of Mantua, as they compete for the affections of Italy's most influential prince, the Duke of Milan, and for the larger prize, to be immortalized in oil by his court painter and engineer, Leonardo da Vinci. Sexy, inspiring, and intelligent, her story of love, intrigue, and art is truly unforgettable
Bettie Page : the life of a pin-up legend by Karen Essex( Book )
5 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 64 libraries worldwide
I cigni di Leonardo by Karen Essex( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in Italian and held by 32 libraries worldwide
"Leonardo e il misterio di un ritratto. La rivalità tra due sorelle, Beatrice e Isabella d'Este. L'arte, i tradimenti, gli intrighi nel cuore del Rinascimento."
Leonardo's swans by Karen Essex( Sound Recording )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Cleopatra by Karen Essex( Book )
2 editions published in 2001 in Dutch and held by 27 libraries worldwide
Aan het hof van haar vader ontwikkelt prinses Cleopatra (70-30 voor Chr.) zich tot een gewiekste politica
Los cisnes de Leonardo by Karen Essex( Book )
3 editions published in 2007 in Spanish and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Cleopatra by Karen Essex( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 21 libraries worldwide
Het leven van koningin Cleopatra van Egypte (70-30 v. Chr.) vanaf het begin van haar relatie met Julius Caesar in 48 voor Chr. tot haar zelfmoord in 30 voor Chr. Vervolg op 'Cleopatra'
Le due donne del Partenone by Karen Essex( Book )
2 editions published in 2008 in Italian and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Deux sœurs pour Léonard : roman by Karen Essex( Book )
4 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in French and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Lebedi Leonardo by Karen Essex( Book )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in Russian and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Kleopatra by Karen Essex( Book )
4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in Russian and German and held by 12 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Eseḳs, Ḳaren
Eseksa, Kārena
Эссекс, Карин
אסקס, קארן
エセックス, カレン
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