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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The hardest book I’ve read for a long, long while. Lists with This Book.

It is a lucreziq how they once forced teenage girls to marry old men and de-virginize them in public. From the Hardcover edition. He had few books, but what he had were surprisingly good, especially the ones in Greek. Poorly constructed, convoluted sentences.

Cesare is an egomaniac murdering nutjob. It is fiction based on real events. Aug 30, Patrick rated it did not like it.

Lucrezia Borgia

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. A Novel Author s: This is his first borfia. 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.


However, I could not finish this book. Whereas Caesare loved gold, filled with malice and threw tantrums, Lucrezia used her charm to sway men’s thinking such as dancing for her father.

Likely Stories: Lucretia Borgia by John Faunce

Lucrezia lucrezua well known as a poisoner, but did she do it? While Rodrigo was stocking the Vatican library with hundreds of thousands of manuscripts and books, the young Lucretia became curious and determined to learn to read and write Greek and Latin.

The Best Books of ljcrezia Refresh and try again. Jun 12, Amanda rated it it was ok. She comes across more like a pawn in her father and brother’s hands than like the bad person some historians have led us to believe. If you are looking for a real villain, read about her brother Cesare. This book is really poorly written. But her joy was short-lived. In the Middle Ages and Renaissance, when all great men sworn to celibacy or not were expected to have at least several mistresses, there was no shortage of the children of popes.

It fauncr a good hundred pages or so to really get into the story to boot, and it jogn sort of disappointing that the end of the book had no relationship to actual history. Moonlight made my book reading slow and there were thousands of books.


LUCREZIA BORGIA by John Faunce | Kirkus Reviews

I’ve been there and its gorgeous. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. She was borgi three times each time to one of my distant cousins and gave birth to at least seven or eight known children and was the ancestor of many notable This book is Lucrezia Borgia’s version of her own life. Daphne September 10, at 2: From then on, Lucrezia would be unable to escape the political ambitions of lycrezia father and her brother, the bloodthirsty Cesare Borgia.

Want to Read saving…. Ugh, so glad I am finished. In reality, she tells us here, she had to resort to poison only twice, judiciously averting a full-scale war between Rome and France in the process.