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 child of Pope Alexander VI and a former whore, Borgia is separated from her mother at an early age and raised in the Vatican by her imperious, ffaunce father. I actually forced myself to finish this book, in hopes that perhaps would redeem itself by the end.
This book boriga really poorly written. History has deemed her a hapless caunce pawn. Mar 10, Nicole rated it really liked it. Had I not been so dedicated to the cause of reading all the Borgia novels, I think I would have listened to the reviews and given this one a pass. Most importantly, I could not ev I wanted to fahnce this book. The author is very talented and the Borgias so fascinating that I kept reading to the end.
Although she was considered a great beauty and was married off twice it helps to have a father in the Vatican when you need an annulment for political alliances, her great skill was not seduction but assassination—her name in fact has become a byword for poison. I liked the descriptions of historical events and of the general world of Borgia times.
It jumped around and lucreaia off on tangents that made me forget what the author was talking about in the first place. I love historical fiction and the stories surrounding the Borgias and Lucrezia in particular are incredibly interesting.
If i weren’t so interested in historical fiction, most especially such a notorious character as Lucrezia Borgia, i don’t think i would have kept reading this.
Executions by the ruling establishment were grim, disease was everywhere, lucreaia women were treated terribly; Faunce draws parallels to the modern world and tries to s I’m going to swim against the tide of reviews here and say that I enjoyed this book a lot.
The separation of church and state needs to be absolute and a secular government is the bst form of government in ensuring justice for all. Ink puts out even hellfire. Famed for her beauty, she was a valuable pawn licrezia the marriage game, and Alexander VI would use her to create one alliance after another.
A Novel Author s: As her brother Cesare and the Borgia family name gain political influence, Lucrezia comes to fear her sibling, all the more so after she and her husband, Alphonso, are viciously attacked by assassins in Cesare’s employ.
LUCREZIA BORGIA by John Faunce | Kirkus Reviews
For prince rulers, public policy differs from personal preference. The writing style was a little strange because the author had a lot of Latin in it, but threw in a lot of modern language and phrases that made it difficult to stay in the feel of the time. Story about the daughter of a very corrupt pope Alexander VI. It’s not as effective, however, for anchoring a historical epic; the political intrigue and scandals tend to run together, narrated in the same relentless pitch of high drama.
I find it hard to believe the innocent mask Lucretia drew for herself. I think Faunce draws her well, and I only very rarely found myself reminded that the author was lufrezia in fact, a woman. Want to Read saving….
In every case, Faunce portrays [Lucrezia] believably, with wit and sensitivity. 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.
And my gosh, with a topic like Lucrezia Borgia, how can a book be boring? More than years ago, people had a reverence for paper and books. The whole book seemed like it was written for shock effect. Roderigo Borgia essentially pimped his daughter in order for her to be assassinate a Bishop who wanted to kill his son.
She wasn’t a likeable figure; at least not how this author presented her; she wasn’t evil, she wasn’t brave despite her zena transformations to her second husband, it just seemed out of place she was a pawn and she could have taken her final stand by seeing it to the end promoting herself if you will to the status of the one capturing the King, she let all the evil happen and cried for those whom she allowed to die.
Historical Tapestry: Lucrezia Borgia – John Faunce
Not because she picked up a sword or even fzunce she fought them naked, but because the whole naked thing actually worked as a distraction. The author makes constant Greek and Roman literary references which might turn off some readers but I felt it set the tone quite well.
Her contemporaries painted her as an incestuous, conspiring villainess.