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The Enchantress of Florence

The Enchantress of Florence
Rushdie, Salman
Random House Inc
Publish date: 2008-05-27
$26.00
375504338
Hardcover

Synopsis:

The Enchantress of Florence is the story of a woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man's worldIt is the story of two cities, unknown to each other, at the height of their powers-the hedonistic Mughal capital, in which the brilliant Akbar the Great wrestles daily with questions of belief, desire, and the treachery of his sons, and the equally sensual city of Florence during the High Renaissance, where Niccol? Machiavelli takes a starring role as he learns, the hard way, about the true brutality of power.

Review:

In Salman Rushdie's newest, The Enchantress of Florence (Random House), the Italian renaissance meets the Mughal Empire under Akbar the Great in a wildly imaginative riot of stories within stories, reminiscent of ScheherazadeA yellow-haired stranger shows up at Akbar's court to deliver a letter from the Queen of England, and to tell him a lengthy story.

   
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