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The most beautiful woman in Florence : a story of Botticelli

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"A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals in 15th century Italy, but she jumps at the chance to marry Marco Vespucci. Marco is young, handsome and well-educated. Not to mention he is one of the powerful Medici family's favored circle. Even before her marriage with Marco is set, Simonetta is swept up into Lorenzo and Giuliano de' Medici's glittering circle of politicians, poets, artists, and philosophers. The men of Florence--most notably the rakish Giuliano de' Medici--become enthralled with her beauty. That she is educated and an ardent reader of poetry makes her more desirable and fashionable still. But it is her acquaintance with a young painter, Sandro Botticelli, which strikes her heart most. Botticelli immediately invites Simonetta, newly proclaimed the most beautiful woman in Florence, to pose for him. As Simonetta learns to navigate her marriage, her place in Florentine society, and the politics of beauty and desire, she and Botticelli develop a passionate intimacy, one that leads to her immortalization in his masterpiece, The Birth of Venus."--

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Wadsworth Library - Geneseo FIC PAL (Text)
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24514. ‡aThe most beautiful woman in Florence : ‡ba story of Botticelli / ‡cAlyssa Palombo.
250 . ‡aFirst edition.
264 1. ‡aNew York : ‡bSt. Martin's Griffin, ‡c2017.
264 4. ‡c©2017
300 . ‡a309 pages ; ‡c25 cm
336 . ‡atext ‡btxt ‡2rdacontent
337 . ‡aunmediated ‡bn ‡2rdamedia
338 . ‡avolume ‡bnc ‡2rdacarrier
500 . ‡aIncludes discussion questions.
500 . ‡aIncludes excerpt from the author's book: The violinist of Venice (pages [305]-309).
504 . ‡aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 295-296).
520 . ‡a"A girl as beautiful as Simonetta Cattaneo never wants for marriage proposals in 15th century Italy, but she jumps at the chance to marry Marco Vespucci. Marco is young, handsome and well-educated. Not to mention he is one of the powerful Medici family's favored circle. Even before her marriage with Marco is set, Simonetta is swept up into Lorenzo and Giuliano de' Medici's glittering circle of politicians, poets, artists, and philosophers. The men of Florence--most notably the rakish Giuliano de' Medici--become enthralled with her beauty. That she is educated and an ardent reader of poetry makes her more desirable and fashionable still. But it is her acquaintance with a young painter, Sandro Botticelli, which strikes her heart most. Botticelli immediately invites Simonetta, newly proclaimed the most beautiful woman in Florence, to pose for him. As Simonetta learns to navigate her marriage, her place in Florentine society, and the politics of beauty and desire, she and Botticelli develop a passionate intimacy, one that leads to her immortalization in his masterpiece, The Birth of Venus."-- ‡cProvided by publisher.
60010. ‡aVespucci, Simonetta, ‡dapproximately 1453-1476 ‡0(DLC)n 85002165 ‡vFiction. ‡0(DLC)sh 99001562
60010. ‡aBotticelli, Sandro, ‡d1444 or 1445-1510 ‡0(DLC)n 79022942 ‡vFiction. ‡0(DLC)sh 99001562
60030. ‡aMedici, House of ‡0(DLC)sh 85083062 ‡vFiction. ‡0(DLC)sh 99001562
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650 0. ‡aNobility ‡zItaly ‡0(DLC)sh 85068998 ‡zFlorence ‡0(DLC)n 79027120 ‡vFiction. ‡0(DLC)sh 99001562
651 0. ‡aFlorence (Italy) ‡xHistory ‡y1421-1737 ‡0(DLC)sh 85049196 ‡vFiction. ‡0(DLC)sh 99001562
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655 7. ‡aHistorical fiction. ‡2lcgft ‡0(DLC)gf2014026370
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