Now screenwriter and first-time novelist Faunce allows Borgia to speak for herself in this extravagant first-person narrative of Borgia’s life in late. Lucrezia Borgia, for example, was the daughter of Pope Alexander VI, and, like just about everyone who grew up at the foot of a throne, her. Lucrezia Borgia by John Faunce – book cover, description, publication history.
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And it’s a good read. Much better reading out there if one is interested in the Borgia papacy.
Sorry–I couldn’t finish it. Return to Book Page. I wanted to like this book. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. A lot of the book is dedicated to her three marriages which were negotiated to make political alliances and give more power to the Borgia family. Too many big words interspersed with Greek history and some Greek letters even that I felt was unnecessary and didn’t add to the book.
Meyer, this book just seemed totally made up and the language seemed just too modern and too much graphic sex. As historical fictionthe language seemed too modern and not fitting for the time period. To view it, click here. When I first bought this book, I was very intrigued.
She also has an evil brother names Caesare. Although there were the occasional profundity in Lucrezia’s intellectual musings, the actual dialogue and the actual plot seems like an over-the-top telenovella.
Apr 16, Vicky rated it liked it Shelves: The hypocrisy of this punishment is baffling. But her joy was short-lived.
fauhce Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Paperbackpages. Her greatest cross to bear, however, was her brother Cesare, who became increasingly megalomaniacal and taunce went to the point of raising an army Holy Orders notwithstanding to attack his father and sister. The ending is interesting in that it questions that some history is just a myth. She actually manages to cleave the man in half diagonally.
He also had a wife in France who refused to remarry and who mourned him until her own death many years after his. Published March 23rd by Broadway Books first published May 05, Shawna Jones rated it it was ok Recommends it for: The book is written in the first person by Lucrezia telling about the adventures her family gets involved in and the circumstances of her life. Ana September 10, at 4: But Italian women have always had a way of commanding behind the scenes, and Lucrezia grew into a mistress of that art.
The child of Pope Alexander VI and a former lucgezia, Borgia is separated from her mother at an early age and raised in the Vatican by her imperious, corrupt father.
Also, I felt the author was trying to impress us with his knowledge which I later found out was ill researched and his vocabulary. This is my first take on the apparently infamous Borgia crime family. I read a good deal of reviews for this book, most of which were actually terrifying.
I think I really could have loved this book even with its inaccuracies if so many of the problems weren’t such obvious signs of not doing adequate research. There’s more historical accuracy in Assassin’s Creed Revelations than there is in this book, which isn’t saying much, because the Assassin Creed games are extremely well-researched.
Would not recommend it. But her joy was short-lived. I found several words that I doubt would be spoken at this time in history. I love historical fiction and the stories surrounding the Borgias and Jphn in particular are incredibly interesting.
It took a good hundred pages or so to really get into the story to boot, and it was sort of disappointing that the end of the fauncce had no relationship to actual history. Faunce gives Borgia the voice of a bitchy but self-possessed modern teenager “What was I thinking? Feb 15, Lynn rated it lucrezua not like it. It jumped around and went off on tangents that made me forget what the author was talking about in the first place. Discover what to read next.
Famed for her beauty, she was a valuable pawn in the marriage game, and Alexander VI would use her to create one alliance after another. Hard bogria believe such people ever existed — and harder still to believe that Lucrezia has faucne the rap for all the others for centuries. Her voice in this book is quite witty, realistic and captivating; one of the most entertaining voices of any historical fiction book I’ve read.
In an era when the Vatican was as decadent and violent as any royal court, Lucrezia was its crown princess.