THE BIRTH OF VENUS. by Dunant, Sarah.

THE BIRTH OF VENUS. by Dunant, Sarah.

THE BIRTH OF VENUS.

Edition: First US printing.

New York: Random House, (2004.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Highly praised historical novel set in Renaisance Florence - in the early 16th century, when the Medici state was for a while under the spell of the monk Savonarola - "A beautiful serpent of a novel, seductive and dangerous . . full of wise guile, the most brilliant novel yet from a writer of powerful historical imagination and wicked literary gifts. Dunant's snaky tale of art, sex and Florentine hysteria consumes utterly---but the experience is all pleasure." (Simon Schama.) Historical notes. 397 pp. ISBN: 1400060737.

Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.

Book ID: 50090
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