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The Passion of Artemisia

Susan Vreeland

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After Artemisia Gentileschi, a promising young painter, is raped by her instructor, a papal court orders her torture and her father betrays her. Shamed but not vanquished, she asks her harsh parent to arrange her marriage to another painter and, thus vindicated in the eyes of society and the church, she begins a new life. But not a happy one. Artemisia's visceral passion to create art—specifically, to depict on canvas the kind of strong heroine she herself has become—threatens to overwhelm her roles as wife and daughter. Her struggle to reconcile her conflicting passions lies at the heart of Artemisia's story, ingeniously crafted by Susan Vreeland, whose gift of language is matched by her uncanny ability to evoke a distant time and place. Vreeland's previous novel, the best-selling Girl in Hyacinth Blue, dazzled the critics and was voted a Book Sense Book of the Year finalist. Once again bringing the visual arts to vivid life, The Passion of Artemisia is a glowing, subtly delineated portrait of a remarkable woman—the first to make a significant contribution to art history.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Gigi Bermingham

Length:

9h 30m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

00:15


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

19:05


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

30:01


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:54


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

15:04


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:00


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

19:07


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

30:12


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

24:26


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

29:48


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

17:31


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

34:03


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

17:34


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

20:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

18:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

32:49


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

06:43


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:31


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

33:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

23:16


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

15:02


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

18:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

30:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

19:04


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

21:53


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

09:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

10:49


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

16:44


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

24:26


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

00:19