The Secret Book of Grazia dei Rossi (Grazia dei Rossi, #1)

The Secret Book of Grazia dei Rossi (Grazia dei Rossi, #1)

ISBN: 0684848406

ISBN 13: 9780684848402

Publication Date: September 08, 1998

Publisher: Simon Schuster

Pages: 576

Format: Paperback

Author: Jacqueline Park

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The Secret Book of Grazia dei Rossi is a sweeping tale of intrigue and romance set in a time rife with court politics, papal chicanery, religious intolerance, and inviolable social rules. Grazia, private secretary to the world-renowned Isabella d'Este, is the daughter of an eminent Jewish banker, the wife of the pope's Jewish physician, and the lover of a Christian prince. In a "secret book," written as a legacy for her son, she records her struggles to choose between the seductions of the Christian world and a return to the family, traditions, and duties of her Jewish roots. As she re-creates Renaissance Italy in captivating detail, Jacqueline Park gives us a timeless portrait of a brave and brilliant woman trapped in an unforgiving, inflexible society.

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