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Vanished Smile - The Mysterious Theft of Mona Lisa

R.A. Scotti

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Description:

On August 21, 1911, the unfathomable happened-Leonardo da Vinci's Mona Lisa vanished from the Louvre. More than twenty-four hours passed before museum officials realized she was gone. The prime suspects were as shocking as the crime: Pablo Picasso and Guillaume Apollinaire, young provocateurs of a new art. As French detectives using the latest methods of criminology, including fingerprinting, tried to trace the thieves, a burgeoning international media hyped news of the heist. No story captured the imagination of the world quite like this one. Thousands flocked to the Louvre to see the empty space where the painting had hung. They mourned as if Mona Lisa were a lost loved one, left flowers and notes, and set new attendance records. For more than two years, Mona Lisa's absence haunted the art world, provoking the question: Was she lost forever? A century later, questions still linger. Part love story, part mystery, Vanished Smile reopens the case of the most audacious and perplexing art theft ever committed. R. A. Scotti's riveting, ingeniously realized account is itself a masterly portrait of a world in transition. Combining her skills as a historian and a novelist, Scotti turns the tantalizing clues into a story of the painting's transformation into the most familiar and lasting icon of all time. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Kathe Mazur

Length:

6h 46m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:15


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:14


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

06:49


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:56


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

07:59


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

04:52


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:44


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:24


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:07


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

03:28


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:15


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

02:48


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

03:43


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

03:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:42


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:45


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:06


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:54


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:45


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:39


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:45


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

04:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:48


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

04:22


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:13


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:54


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:25


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

03:34


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:06


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:31


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:45


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:26


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:51


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:11


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:24


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

06:38


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

03:19


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

04:30


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:19


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:30


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

04:54


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:28


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

04:31


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:04


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:02


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

05:49


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

06:26


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:18


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:08


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:47


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

07:55


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:08


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

05:45


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

06:29


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:34


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:21


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:16


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

04:42


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

05:00


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

04:28


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

02:12


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

05:17


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

06:54


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:30


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:45


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

06:25


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:45


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

04:56


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

06:51


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:20


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

08:23


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

06:15


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

06:49


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

03:19


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

04:01


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

06:06


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

05:31


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

03:49


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

05:26


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

00:33