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Da Vinci's Tiger

L. M. Elliott

For fans of rich and vivid historical novels like Girl with a Pearl Earring and Code Name Verity, Laura Malone Elliott delivers the stunning tale of real-life Renaissance woman Ginevra de' Benci, the inspiration for one of Leonardo da Vinci's earliest masterpieces. The young and beautiful daughter of a wealthy family, Ginevra longs to share her poetry and participate in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence but is trapped in an arranged marriage in a society dictated by men. The arrival of the charismatic Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle of patrons, artists, and philosophers. Bembo chooses Ginevra as his Platonic muse and commissions a portrait of her by a young Leonardo da Vinci. Posing for the brilliant painter inspires an intimate connection between them, one Ginevra only begins to understand. In a rich and vivid world of exquisite art with a dangerous underbelly of deadly political feuds, Ginevra faces many challenges to discover her voice and artistic companionship-and to find love.

For fans of rich and vivid historical novels like Girl with a Pearl Earring and Code Name Verity, Laura Malone Elliott delivers the stunning tale of real-life Renaissance woman Ginevra de' Benci, the inspiration for one of Leonardo da Vinci's earliest masterpieces. The young and beautiful daughter of a wealthy family, Ginevra longs to share her poetry and participate in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence but is trapped in an arranged marriage in a society dictated by men. The arrival of the charismatic Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle of patrons, artists, and philosophers. Bembo chooses Ginevra as his Platonic muse and commissions a portrait of her by a young Leonardo da Vinci. Posing for the brilliant painter inspires an intimate connection between them, one Ginevra only begins to understand. In a rich and vivid world of exquisite art with a dangerous underbelly of deadly political feuds, Ginevra faces many challenges to discover her voice and artistic companionship-and to find love.
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For fans of rich and vivid historical novels like Girl with a Pearl Earring and Code Name Verity, Laura Malone Elliott delivers the stunning tale of real-life Renaissance woman Ginevra de' Benci, the inspiration for one of Leonardo da Vinci's earliest masterpieces. The young and beautiful daughter of a wealthy family, Ginevra longs to share her poetry and participate in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence but is trapped in an arranged marriage in a society dictated by men. The arrival of the charismatic Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle of patrons, artists, and philosophers. Bembo chooses Ginevra as his Platonic muse and commissions a portrait of her by a young Leonardo da Vinci. Posing for the brilliant painter inspires an intimate connection between them, one Ginevra only begins to understand. In a rich and vivid world of exquisite art with a dangerous underbelly of deadly political feuds, Ginevra faces many challenges to discover her voice and artistic companionship-and to find love.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Elizabeth Wiley

Length:

8h 6m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

07:23


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

16:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

11:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

20:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

23:09


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:30


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

20:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:13


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

17:28


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

16:41


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

21:14


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

14:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

16:38


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

12:51


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

20:11


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

18:21


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

11:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

18:49


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

18:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

11:27


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

12:29


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

16:40


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

15:11


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

17:38


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:31


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:36


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

20:57


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:55


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

19:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:31