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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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Other editions – View all Lucrezia Borgia: Even after Alfonso was executed, she wanted to believe that Cesare was doing this for her so that she would be Empress of newly resurrected Roman Empire.

Historical Tapestry: Lucrezia Borgia – John Faunce

Dec 07, Melissa Namba rated it it was ok. I think Faunce draws her well, and I only very rarely found myself reminded that the author was not in fact, a woman. My library Help Advanced Book Search. From then on, Lucrezia would be unable to escape the political ambitions of her father and her brother, the bloodthirsty Cesare Borgia.

Although it’s a novel, I often found myself going online to check for historical borgiia. 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. Lucrezia its a very interesting character that the autor torn in the book in a very sleazy and fantasious one.

I knew some bits and pieces of bribery, murder, and out-right corruption, but the film opened my eyes as wide as imaginable. Lucrezia Borgia by John Faunce. It jumped around and went off on tangents that made me forget what the author jobn talking about in the first place.

Lucrezia Borgia

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 boegia 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.


Sorry–I couldn’t finish it. Fanuce by the ruling establishment were grim, disease was everywhere, and women were treated terribly; Faunce draws parallels to the modern world and tries to shock a modern audience with his out of place language, and for me, it works. In a time when the papacy had temporal powers, corruption in the form of simony and political murders ruled. My favourite feature of the book is its use of classical allusion, but I dislike the inconsistent use of footnotes, and I wish more of the Greek and Latin had been translated.

Books by John Faunce. I made myself read up to about pages, because sometimes books just start slowly. However, I felt the language was difficult to read. Want to Read saving….


No trivia or quizzes yet. The hypocrisy of this punishment is baffling. I mean, the whole plan was her naked body would prove enough of a distraction that she would then have time to kill them.

The Best Books of The problem with this is that you would think that the men in question lucfezia never seen boobs before, despite the fact that people shared public fxunce. The separation of church and state needs to be absolute and a secular govern Unfortunately this book is duller than dull, at least he acknowledges that he writes mythology. He was Duke of Valentinois at his height and before that Cardinal of Valencia hence his nickname of Valentino and as Valentino he conquered cities through whatever means necessary, ruled his cities justly, his soldiers loved him, his condottieri his captains betrayed him for ambition and he swiftly dealt with them through a beautiful deception and the garrote.


I give the book the benefit of lucreziia doubt, but this one did not redeem itself. Whereas Caesare loved gold, filled with malice and threw tantrums, Lucrezia used her charm to sway men’s thinking such as dancing for her father.

To view it, click here. Ink puts out even hellfire. I actually forced myself to finish this book, in hopes that perhaps would redeem itself by the end. In an era when the Vatican was as decadent ulcrezia violent as any royal court, Lucrezia was its fauncs princess. Famed for her beauty, she was a valuable pawn in the marriage game, and Alexander VI would use her to create one alliance after another.

This book is really poorly written. Also Cesare and giggle shouldn’t be in the same sentence, especially if Cesare is the one giggling.

Lucrezia Borgia: John Faunce – Bookish

Lists with This Book. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. 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.

While it may be of interest to readers new to the Borgia’s story or interested in that particular theme Borfia think it will be a bit of a disappointed if you’re looking for a nice story with a true feel of the period.

Very confusing to follow the thread of the story in some places, or to fuance if something that is being described is happening right then or somewhere in the past.

Famed for her beauty, she was a valuable pawn in the marriage game, and Alexander VI would use her to create one alliance after another.