The Glassmaker (Hardback)
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The Glassmaker (Hardback)

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Hardback 400 Pages
Published: 12/09/2024
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Richly evocative of Renaissance Murano, this beguiling novel from the author of the bestselling The Girl with a Pearl Earring focuses on a virtuoso glass blower who struggles to be accepted in a patriarchal world.

Venice, 1486. Across the lagoon lies Murano. Time flows differently here – like the glass the island’s maestros spend their lives learning to control.

Women are not meant to work with glass, but Orsola Rosso flouts convention to save her family from ruin. She works in secret, knowing her creations must be perfect to be accepted by men. But perfection may take a lifetime.

Skipping like a stone through the centuries, we follow Orsola as she hones her craft through war and plague, tragedy and triumph, love and loss.

Her creations will adorn the necks of empresses and courtesans from Paris to Vienna – but will she ever earn the respect of those closest to her?

Tracy Chevalier is a master of her own craft, and The Glassmaker is vivid, inventive, spellbinding: a virtuoso portrait of a woman, a family and a city that are as everlasting as their glass.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008153861
Number of pages: 400
Weight: 270 g
Dimensions: 240 x 159 x 28 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'A triumph… a brilliant idea carried out with confidence and brio and a deep love of an extraordinary city. The ingenuity of the time-skipping is beyond admiration' PHILIP PULLMAN 'Spellbinding…. Chevalier at her fabulous best. A rich, vivid and gently enchanting novel' ELIF SHAFAK 'Meticulously researched and evoking the beauty of the Venice lagoon, the story challenges and transports the reader through time and place' PHILIPPA GREGORY 'This charming fable is at once a love story that skips through six centuries, and also a love song to the timeless craft of glassmaking. Chevalier probes the fierce rivalries and enduring loyalties of Murano's glass dynasties, capturing the roar of the furnace, the sweat on the skin, and the glittering beauty of Venetian glass' GERALDINE BROOKS 'Chevalier, one of our great storytellers, brings us unexpected worlds: Venice and Murano, artisans and empresses, compelling us through five fascinating centuries, with one irresistible family, weaving stories that captivate and transport the reader' AMY BLOOM 'Tracy Chevalier pens a novel as ambitious, audacious, and artistic as a Venetian glass goblet… The Glassmaker is a thing of beauty' KATE QUINN 'A richly-drawn tale about loyalty and heartbreak, as well as a love letter to the craftsmen—and women—who created exquisite treasures that endure through the ages. A stunning achievement. I couldn’t put it down' FIONA DAVIS 'Inspiring, heartbreaking, and magical, The Glassmaker is an inventive and extraordinary feat and an epic for the ages’ KRISTIN HARMEL 'I lost myself in this beautiful book' ESTHER FREUD 'History flows like molten glass in this stunning novel that borders on fantasy' KIRKUS

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“Glittering Venice”

'The City of Water runs by it's own clock' and so we meet the marvellous Orsola Rosso in Renaissance Murano, and follow her and her Rosso family 's lives, into the modern era via plague (and later... More

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“Immersive Journey into Glassmaking”

Tracy Chevalier's The Glassmaker is like a time-traveling adventure that pulls you into the world of the Rosso family, a clan of glassmakers in 15th-century Venice. Chevalier presents a brilliant portrait of a... More

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“An amazing read”

1486, Venice and a beautifully woven tale of a family of glass makers living on the island of Murano, where the most famous glass of the time was produced.. Orsola is born into the Rossi family, who live and work... More

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