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The Secret Book of Grazia Dei Rossi

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ISBN13: 9780684848402
ISBN10: 0684848406
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The Secret Book of Grazia dei Rossi is a sweeping tale of intrigue and romance set in a time rife with court politics, papal chicanery, religious intolerance, and inviolable social rules. Grazia, private secretary to the world-renowned Isabella d'Este, is the daughter of an eminent Jewish banker, the wife of the pope's Jewish physician, and the lover of a Christian prince. In a "secret book," written as a legacy for her son, she records her struggles to choose between the seductions of the Christian world and a return to the family, traditions, and duties of her Jewish roots. As she re-creates Renaissance Italy in captivating detail, Jacqueline Park gives us a timeless portrait of a brave and brilliant woman trapped in an unforgiving, inflexible society.

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As she recreates life in Renaissance Italy in captivating detail, Park creates a timeless portrait of a brave and brilliant woman trapped in an unforgiving, inflexible society.

About the Author

Jacqueline Park is the founding chairman of the Dramatic Writing Program and professor emerita at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts. Born and educated in Canada, she now lives in New York, Toronto, and Miami Beach.

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Vanessa Couto, August 28, 2012 (view all comments by Vanessa Couto)
I read this book long ago, but I still consider it one of the best historical fiction books I have ever read. History, love, intrigue, Italy ... everything I love in a historical novel. Excellent.
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pattee, August 17, 2006 (view all comments by pattee)
This book is the perfect mix between fiction and fact. It has illustrious detail about Italy and Italian politics. Grazia dei Rossi is a spirited and intelligent "jewess" and the book is her retelling of her life, from birth to death. There is everything you could want in a book: History, love, sex, murder, religion, and art. plus incredible descriptions of Italian cities.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780684848402
Author:
Park, Jacqueline
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster
Location:
New York
Subject:
Historical
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Italy
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Jewish women
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Description:
B102
Series Volume:
15
Publication Date:
September 1998
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
576
Dimensions:
8 x 5.25 in 15.575 oz

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