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The marriage portrait / Maggie O'Farrell.

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  • ISBN: 9780593635322
  • ISBN: 0593635329
  • Physical Description: 500 pages (large print) ; 23 cm.
  • Edition: Large print edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Large Print, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
Florence, the 1550s. Lucrezia, third daughter of the grand duke, is comfortable with her obscure place in the palazzo - free to wonder at its treasures, observe its clandestine workings and devote herself to her own artistic pursuits. But when her older sister dies on the eve of her wedding to the ruler of Ferrara, Modena and Reggio, Lucrezia is thrust unwittingly into the limelight - the duke is quick to request her hand in marriage, and her father just as quick to accept on her behalf. Having barely left girlhood behind, Lucrezia must now enter an unfamiliar court whose customs are opaque and where her arrival is not universally welcomed. Perhaps most mystifying of all is her new husband himself, Alfonso. Is he the playful sophisticate he appeared to be before their wedding, the aesthete happiest in the company of artists and musicians or the ruthless politician before whom even his formidable sisters seem to tremble? As Lucrezia sits in constricting finery for a painting intended to preserve her image for centuries to come, one thing becomes worryingly clear. In the court's eyes, she has one duty - to provide the heir who will shore up the future of the Ferranese dynasty. Until then, for all of her rank and nobility, the new duchess's future hangs entirely in the balance.
Subject: Medici, Lucrezia de', 1545-1561 > Fiction.
Alfonso II d'Este, Duke of Modena, 1591-1644 > Fiction.
Florence (Italy) > History > 1421-1737 > Fiction.
Large type books
Genre: Historical fiction.

Available copies

  • 2 of 9 copies available at Bibliomation.


  • 8 current holds with 9 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Bethel Public Library On Order (Text) acq1197124 Acquisitions On order -
Brookfield Library On Order (Text) acq1194144 Acquisitions On order -
Milford Public Library On Order (Text) acq1198292 Acquisitions On order -
Plumb Memorial Library - Huntington Branch FIC OFARRELL LT ED (Text) 34025147539511 Adult New Fiction Available -
Ridgefield Library Release 2022/09 (September) (Text) acq1184002 Acquisitions In process -
Scoville Memorial Library - Salisbury LGP FIC O'FARRELL (Text) 37538153365636 Adult New Fiction Checked out 10/14/2022
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury LP FIC O'FARRELL, M (Text) 34005153093710 Adult New Large Type Available -
Southbury Public Library On Order Large Print (Text) acq1197643 Acquisitions In process -
Thomaston Public Library On Order (Text) acq1201110 Acquisitions On order -

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