In the Name of the Family - A Novel-logo

In the Name of the Family - A Novel

Sarah Dunant

Before the Corleones, before the Lannisters, there were the Borgias. One of history's notorious families comes to life in a captivating novel from the author of The Birth of Venus. "In the end, what's a historical novelist's obligation to the dead? Accuracy? Empathy? Justice? Or is it only to make them live again? Dunant pays these debts with a passion that makes me want to go straight out and read all her other books."-Diana Gabaldon, The Washington Post Bestselling novelist Sarah Dunant has long been drawn to the high drama of Renaissance Italy: power, passion, beauty, brutality, and the ties of blood. With In the Name of the Family, she offers a thrilling exploration of the House of Borgia's final years, in the company of a young diplomat named Niccolò Machiavelli. It is 1502 and Rodrigo Borgia, a self-confessed womanizer and master of political corruption, is now on the papal throne as Alexander VI. His daughter Lucrezia, aged twenty-two-already three times married and a pawn in her father's plans-is discovering her own power. And then there is his son Cesare Borgia, brilliant, ruthless, and increasingly unstable; it is his relationship with Machiavelli that gives the Florentine diplomat a master class in the dark arts of power and politics. What Machiavelli learns will go on to inform his great work of modern politics, The Prince. But while the pope rails against old age and his son's increasingly erratic behavior, it is Lucrezia who must navigate the treacherous court of Urbino, her new home, and another challenging marriage to create her own place in history. Sarah Dunant again employs her remarkable gifts as a storyteller to bring to life the passionate men and women of the Borgia family, as well as the ever-compelling figure of Machiavelli, through whom the reader will experience one of the most fascinating-and doomed-dynasties of all time. Praise for In the Name of the Family "Reading In the Name of the Family, I began to smell the scent of oranges and wood smoke on the Ferrara breeze. Such Renais

Before the Corleones, before the Lannisters, there were the Borgias. One of history's notorious families comes to life in a captivating novel from the author of The Birth of Venus. "In the end, what's a historical novelist's obligation to the dead? Accuracy? Empathy? Justice? Or is it only to make them live again? Dunant pays these debts with a passion that makes me want to go straight out and read all her other books."-Diana Gabaldon, The Washington Post Bestselling novelist Sarah Dunant has long been drawn to the high drama of Renaissance Italy: power, passion, beauty, brutality, and the ties of blood. With In the Name of the Family, she offers a thrilling exploration of the House of Borgia's final years, in the company of a young diplomat named Niccolò Machiavelli. It is 1502 and Rodrigo Borgia, a self-confessed womanizer and master of political corruption, is now on the papal throne as Alexander VI. His daughter Lucrezia, aged twenty-two-already three times married and a pawn in her father's plans-is discovering her own power. And then there is his son Cesare Borgia, brilliant, ruthless, and increasingly unstable; it is his relationship with Machiavelli that gives the Florentine diplomat a master class in the dark arts of power and politics. What Machiavelli learns will go on to inform his great work of modern politics, The Prince. But while the pope rails against old age and his son's increasingly erratic behavior, it is Lucrezia who must navigate the treacherous court of Urbino, her new home, and another challenging marriage to create her own place in history. Sarah Dunant again employs her remarkable gifts as a storyteller to bring to life the passionate men and women of the Borgia family, as well as the ever-compelling figure of Machiavelli, through whom the reader will experience one of the most fascinating-and doomed-dynasties of all time. Praise for In the Name of the Family "Reading In the Name of the Family, I began to smell the scent of oranges and wood smoke on the Ferrara breeze. Such Renais
More Information

Description:

Before the Corleones, before the Lannisters, there were the Borgias. One of history's notorious families comes to life in a captivating novel from the author of The Birth of Venus. "In the end, what's a historical novelist's obligation to the dead? Accuracy? Empathy? Justice? Or is it only to make them live again? Dunant pays these debts with a passion that makes me want to go straight out and read all her other books."-Diana Gabaldon, The Washington Post Bestselling novelist Sarah Dunant has long been drawn to the high drama of Renaissance Italy: power, passion, beauty, brutality, and the ties of blood. With In the Name of the Family, she offers a thrilling exploration of the House of Borgia's final years, in the company of a young diplomat named Niccolò Machiavelli. It is 1502 and Rodrigo Borgia, a self-confessed womanizer and master of political corruption, is now on the papal throne as Alexander VI. His daughter Lucrezia, aged twenty-two-already three times married and a pawn in her father's plans-is discovering her own power. And then there is his son Cesare Borgia, brilliant, ruthless, and increasingly unstable; it is his relationship with Machiavelli that gives the Florentine diplomat a master class in the dark arts of power and politics. What Machiavelli learns will go on to inform his great work of modern politics, The Prince. But while the pope rails against old age and his son's increasingly erratic behavior, it is Lucrezia who must navigate the treacherous court of Urbino, her new home, and another challenging marriage to create her own place in history. Sarah Dunant again employs her remarkable gifts as a storyteller to bring to life the passionate men and women of the Borgia family, as well as the ever-compelling figure of Machiavelli, through whom the reader will experience one of the most fascinating-and doomed-dynasties of all time. Praise for In the Name of the Family "Reading In the Name of the Family, I began to smell the scent of oranges and wood smoke on the Ferrara breeze. Such Renais

Language:

English

Narrators:

Nicholas Boulton

Length:

14h 12m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

10:22


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

51:53


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

29:31


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

15:32


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

15:11


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

15:27


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

12:07


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

19:44


Part 2, Chapter 8
Part 2, Chapter 8

17:26


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

15:54


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

33:56


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

29:52


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

13:44


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

09:45


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

29:48


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

16:48


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

24:18


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

18:11


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

21:26


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

11:25


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

24:30


Part 4, Chapter 21
Part 4, Chapter 21

11:06


Part 4, Chapter 22
Part 4, Chapter 22

17:43


Part 4, Chapter 23
Part 4, Chapter 23

09:38


Part 4, Chapter 24
Part 4, Chapter 24

10:55


Part 4, Chapter 25
Part 4, Chapter 25

13:50


Part 4, Chapter 26
Part 4, Chapter 26

10:25


Part 4, Chapter 27
Part 4, Chapter 27

10:22


Part 4, Chapter 28
Part 4, Chapter 28

15:15


Part 4, Chapter 29
Part 4, Chapter 29

21:50


Part 5, Chapter 30
Part 5, Chapter 30

13:11


Part 5, Chapter 31
Part 5, Chapter 31

13:12


Part 5, Chapter 32
Part 5, Chapter 32

13:35


Part 5, Chapter 33
Part 5, Chapter 33

12:42


Part 5, Chapter 34
Part 5, Chapter 34

21:28


Part 5, Chapter 35
Part 5, Chapter 35

14:14


Part 5, Chapter 36
Part 5, Chapter 36

10:36


Part 5, Chapter 37
Part 5, Chapter 37

16:41


Part 5, Chapter 38
Part 5, Chapter 38

15:39


Part 5, Chapter 39
Part 5, Chapter 39

16:50


Part 6, Chapter 40
Part 6, Chapter 40

09:55


Part 6, Chapter 41
Part 6, Chapter 41

17:40


Part 6, Chapter 42
Part 6, Chapter 42

14:24


Part 6, Chapter 43
Part 6, Chapter 43

17:53


Part 6, Chapter 44
Part 6, Chapter 44

09:53


Part 6, Chapter 45
Part 6, Chapter 45

15:35


Part 6, Chapter 46
Part 6, Chapter 46

28:54


Part 7, Chapter 47
Part 7, Chapter 47

22:29


Part 7, Chapter 48
Part 7, Chapter 48

09:16


Part 7, Chapter 49
Part 7, Chapter 49

00:26