The Enchantress of Florence
Random House, 04/09/2008 - 464 من الصفحات
Discover this magnificent magical novel from the Booker-prize winning author of Midnight's Children.
When a young European traveller arrives at Sikri, the court of Mughal Emperor Akbar, the tale he spins brings the whole imperial capital to the brink of obsession. He calls himself ‘Mogor dell’Amore’, the Mughal of Love, and claims to be the son of a lost princess, whose name and very existence has been erased from the country’s history: Qara Köz, or ‘Lady Black Eyes’.
Lady Black Eyes is a fabled beauty believed to possess great powers of enchantment and sorcery. After a series of abductions by besotted warlords, she finds herself carried to Machiavellian Florence. In her attempts to command her own destiny in a world ruled by men, Lady Black Eyes brings together the two great cities of sensual Florence and hedonistic Sikri, so far apart and yet so alike, and two worlds become dangerously entwined.
‘Vintage Rushdie...reminds us, in case we may have forgotten, that he can tell a story across East and West better than anyone else in the language’ Sunday Telegraph
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LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - nkmunn - www.librarything.com
that’s two recent reads for me where machiavelli plays a supporting character role - interesting to see this version of the man grow up and apart with his friends - Florence, in both, treats her celebrated denizens with equal disregard. قراءة التقييم بأكمله
LibraryThing Reviewمعاينة المستخدمين - greeniezona - LibraryThing
I don't remember precisely where or when, but this ook was another impulse buy when I was bored in a bookstore. I'm always willing to take a chance on Salman Rushdie -- even his books that I wasn't ... قراءة التقييم بأكمله