Da Vinci's Tiger

  • by L. M. Elliott
  • Narrated by Elizabeth Wiley
  • 8 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

For fans of rich and complex historical novels like Girl with a Pearl Earring and Code Name Verity, Laura Malone Elliott delivers the stunning tale of real-life Renaissance woman Ginevra de' Benci, the inspiration for one of Leonardo da Vinci's earliest masterpieces.
The young and beautiful daughter of a wealthy family, Ginevra longs to share her poetry and participate in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence but is trapped in an arranged marriage in a society dictated by men. The arrival of the charismatic Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle of patrons, artists, and philosophers. Bembo chooses Ginevra as his Platonic muse and commissions a portrait of her by a young Leonardo da Vinci. Posing for the brilliant painter inspires an intimate connection between them, one Ginevra only begins to understand. In a rich and vivid world of exquisite art with a dangerous underbelly of deadly political feuds, Ginevra faces many challenges to discover her voice and artistic companionship - and to find love.

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Intimate, familiar and touching

A look into the heart of renaissance Florence . An important remember of gender inequalities and the role of the Church in the suppression of anyone considered in opposition.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-10-2015
  • Publisher: HarperAudio