The Palace by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro (1978)

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The Palace
by Chelsea Quinn Yarbro

Publisher:  St. Martin's Press
Copyright:  1978

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This spellbinding novel weaves an unforgettable tale of love, power and corruption in 15th-century Florence.  The rich collection of characters includes Laurenzo deMedici, who suffers from a mysterious and lingering ailment.  Laurenzo's friend Botticelli, and Botticelli's cousin Estausia, a woman tortured by her own unquenchable desire.

Inextricably linked with these three is a stranger -- a very wealthy, very mysterioys newcomer to Florence named Francesco Rogoczy da San Germano.  Francesco builds himself a home that rivals the most sumptuous in the city.  No one knows for sure what rituals take place in his palace, but people suspect many things.  The stranger never eats in public, has no mirrors in his home -- even his manner of lovemaking is strange.

Francesco's most powerful enemy is the fanatical monk named Savonarola -- an obsessed ascetic whose hypnotic effect on the citizens of Florence has led to the burning of Botticelli's paintings on the grounds of profanity.  Savonarola's influence is so malevolent that people have been burned at the stake.  Francesco must decide whether to flee with his life or to risk all to save a woman he loves from certain death.

Condition:  Used.  Hardcover.  Dust cover is lightly discolored and shows shelf wear and a bit of edge wear.  Pages may be tanning from age.  Previous owner's "Library Of" stamp is on the front endpaper.  Binding is in the beginning stages of splitting, but pages are still in tact.


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