Gioconda: A Novel of Leonardo da Vinci (Paperback)
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Gioconda: A Novel of Leonardo da Vinci (Paperback)

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Paperback 304 Pages / Published: 07/06/2012
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A solitary child, Leonardo da Vinci's only intimate is Lisa Gherardini, the girl who spies on him in his workshop. Spurned by his tutor, he is sent by his despairing father to Florence as an apprentice. Under the guiding hand of Verrocchio, the master sculptor, he begins to make his name. But success requires sacrifice; Florence demands a level of conformity impossible for him. Forced to leave, Leonardo places himself at the service of the charismatic, power-thirsty Duke of Milan. His journey leads him back to Lisa and the portrait he has waited so long to paint, the culmination of his life's work. From the glittering court of the Medici to the mortuaries of Milan and the battlefields of the Po valley, Lucille Turner's powerful novel vividly imagines Leonardo's lonely struggle to convince others of his vision of the world.

Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 9781847083593
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 212 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm

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“A must read for anyone interested in Da Vinci.”

‘La Gioconda’ is the Italian title for arguably the most famous painting in the world, the Mona Lisa. Leonardo da Vinci’s renowned portrait of Lisa Gherardini is the hook upon which Lucille Turner hangs his story, a... More

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