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Mona Lisa (Paperback) (Alexander Lernet-Holenia)

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'Love does not need any comforting. It does not even need requiting. All it needs is itself.'Florence, 1502. Marshal Louis de La Trémouille's small army has stopped off en route to Naples, to buy objects d'art for King Louis XII of France. Naturally, Leonardo da Vinci's workshop is on the shopping list; and during their visit to his house, the young nobleman de Bougainville chances upon the not-quite-finished Mona Lisa. He promptly, utterly and hopelessly falls in love with the woman in the painting, and is determined to find her - despite rumours that she has long ago died. A visit to an empty tomb, assault upon an Italian nobleman's mansion, duel and execution later, the secret of la Gioconda's smile is (possibly) revealed.An entertaining story, told with style - about love, life, art, and the Quixotic things that a man will do to realise his dream.
Number of Pages: 88
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: History
Series Title: Pushkin Collection
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Alexander Lernet-Holenia
Language: English
Street Date: June 14, 2016
TCIN: 51155270
UPC: 9781782271901
Item Number (DPCI): 248-16-9934
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