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A tall, yellow-haired, young European traveler calling himself "Mogor dell'Amore," the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the Emperor Akbar, lord of the great Mughal empire, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the imperial capital, a tale about a mysterious woman, a great beauty believed to possess powers of enchantment and sorcery, and her impossible journey to the far-off city of Florence.
The Enchantress of Florence" is the story of a woman attempting to command her own destiny in a man's world. It is the story of two cities, unknown to each other, at the height of their powers-the hedonistic Mughal capital, in which the brilliant Akbar the Great wrestles daily with questions of belief, desire, and the treachery of his sons, and the equally sensual city of Florence during the High Renaissance, where Niccolo Machiavelli takes a starring role as he learns, the hard way, about the true brutality of power.
Vivid, gripping, irreverent, bawdy, profoundly moving, and completely absorbing, "The Enchantress of Florence" is a dazzling book full of wonders by one of the world's most important living writers.
Title: Enchantress of Florence, The
Edition: First Edition
Publisher: N Y., Random House: 2008
ISBN Number: 0375504338
ISBN Number 13: 9780375504334
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Inscription: Signed by Author
Weight: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 141452
Description: Signed by Salman Rushdie on the title page. Removable "Autographed" sticker on dust jacket. A First Printing of the First Edition in excellent condition.