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Enchantress of Florence

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ISBN-10: 0679640517

ISBN-13: 9780679640516

Edition: N/A

Authors: Salman Rushdie

List price: $17.00
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A tall, yellow-haired, young European traveler calling himself "Mogor dell'Amore," the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the Emperor Akbar, lord of the great Mughal empire, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the imperial capital, a tale about a mysterious woman, a great beauty believed to possess powers of enchantment and sorcery, and her impossible journey to the far-off city of Florence. The Enchantress of Florenceis the story of a woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man's world. It is the story of two cities, unknown to each other, at the height of their powersthe hedonistic Mughal capital, in which the brilliant Akbar the Great wrestles daily with questions of belief, desire, and the treachery of his sons, and the equally sensual city of Florence during the High Renaissance, where Niccolo Machiavelli takes a starring role as he learns, the hard way, about the true brutality of power. Vivid, gripping, irreverent, bawdy, profoundly moving, and completely absorbing,The Enchantress of Florenceis a dazzling book full of wonders by one of the world's most important living writers. From the Hardcover edition.
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Book details

List price: $17.00
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 1/6/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 368
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Salman Rushdie was born in India on June 19, 1947. He was raised in Pakistan and educated in England. His novels include Grimus, The Satanic Verses, Haroun and the Sea of Stories, The Moor's Last Sigh, The Ground Beneath Her Feet, Fury, Shalimar the Clown, The Enchantress of Florence, and Luka and the Fire of Life. His non-fiction works include Imaginary Homelands, The Jaguar Smile, and Step across This Line. He has received numerous awards including the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel (twice), the James Tait Black Prize, the French Prix du Meilleur Livre �tranger, the Booker Prize in 1981for Midnight's Children, and the 2014 PEN/Pinter Prize.