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The Resource Blood & beauty : the Borgias, Sarah Dunant, (sound recording)

Blood & beauty : the Borgias, Sarah Dunant, (sound recording)

Label
Blood & beauty : the Borgias
Title
Blood & beauty
Title remainder
the Borgias
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Dunant
Title variation
Blood and beauty
Title variation remainder
the Borgias
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"By the end of the fifteenth century, the beauty and creativity of Italy is matched by its brutality and corruption, nowhere more than in Rome and inside the Church. When Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia buys his way into the papacy as Alexander VI, he is defined not just by his wealth or his passionate love for his illegitimate children, but by his blood: He is a Spanish Pope in a city run by Italians. If the Borgias are to triumph, this charismatic, consummate politician with a huge appetite for life, women, and power must use papacy and family-- in particular, his eldest son, Cesare, and his daughter Lucrezia-- in order to succeed. Cesare, with a dazzlingly cold intelligence and an even colder soul, is his greatest-- though increasingly unstable-- weapon. Later immortalized in Machiavelli's The Prince, he provides the energy and the muscle. Lucrezia, beloved by both men, is the prime dynastic tool. Twelve years old when the novel opens, hers is a journey through three marriages, and from childish innocence to painful experience, from pawn to political player" -- from publisher's web site
Cataloging source
BTCTA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunant, Sarah
Form of composition
not applicable
Format of music
not applicable
Literary text for sound recordings
fiction
Music parts
not applicable
PerformerNote
Read by Edoardo Ballerini
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ballerini, Edoardo
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Borgia family
  • Nobility
  • Church and state
  • Biographical fiction
  • Historical fiction
  • Suspense fiction
  • Italy
Transposition and arrangement
not applicable
Label
Blood & beauty : the Borgias, Sarah Dunant, (sound recording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
14 sound discs (ca. 17 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780385393423
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA 4140
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)818723207
  • (OCoLC)ocn818723207
  • 588315
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable
Label
Blood & beauty : the Borgias, Sarah Dunant, (sound recording)
Publication
Note
  • Unabridged
  • Compact discs
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm. diameter
Extent
14 sound discs (ca. 17 1/2 hr.)
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9780385393423
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
mass produced
Kind of material
plastic with metal
Other physical details
digital
Publisher number
RHA 4140
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
sound disc
Speed
1.4m. per second (discs)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)818723207
  • (OCoLC)ocn818723207
  • 588315
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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