The Creation of Eve

The Creation of Eve

Book - 2010
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Renaissance portraitist Sofonisba Anguissola joins the Spanish court of Felipe II after a scandal in her native Italy and becomes embroiled in a love triangle involving the royal couple and the king's illegitimate half-brother, Don Juan.
Publisher: New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, c2010
ISBN: 9780399156106
0399156100
Branch Call Number: FIC
Characteristics: 392 pages : geneological table, portraits ; 24 cm

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cdbeaubien
Apr 09, 2018

Sofi cannot just be an artist in the 16th century Spanish court. She is more.

Start by reading the Post script [author's note] to get an appreciation for Cullen's extensive research and imaginative integration of historical fact into a beautifully told 'Herstory'. Some interesting re-balancing of the politics which underpinned the reign of King Phillip of Spain and the impact of syphilis on the thrones of Europe in the middle ages. I am sorry that this book did not get the attention of 'Girl with Pearl Earring'. It is a far better novel.

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salgeogal
May 27, 2016

8 out of 10

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peace13
Nov 17, 2014

I felt so much a part of the scenes and events described, the tastes and textures of lavish surroundings. Excellent characterization ; a delicious taste of history. Even a brief meeting of Michelangelo.

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