Gioconda

Author: Lucille Turner
Publisher: Granta Books
ISBN: 1847084346
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We know him as the Renaissance genius: inventor, scientist, artist. Visionary painter of the Mona Lisa, the smiling, enigmatic Gioconda. They knew him as Leonardo from Vinci, Leonardo the Florentine: heretic, butcher, lunatic. It is dawn in the barn. On a wooden plinth lies a terrifying creature, part lizard, part dog, part cockerel, pieced together from several slaughtered animals. Sitting in front of it, a boy draws an image of a monster. His first thought: men need saving from each other. His second: men need saving from themselves. A solitary child, Leonardo’s only intimate is Lisa Gherardini, the girl who spies on him in his workshop. Spurned by his tutor, he is sent by his despairing father to Florence as an apprentice. Under the guiding hand of Verrocchio, the master sculptor, he begins to make his name. But success requires sacrifice; Florence demands a level of conformity impossible for him. Forced to leave, Leonardo places himself at the service of the charismatic, power-thirsty Duke of Milan. His journey leads him back to Lisa and the portrait he has waited so long to paint, the culmination of his life’s work. From the glittering court of the Medici to the mortuaries of Milan and the battlefields of the Po valley, Lucille Turner’s powerful novel vividly imagines Leonardo’s lonely struggle to convince others of his vision of the world.

The Second Mrs Gioconda

Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442439726
Size: 22.12 MB
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Why did Leonardo da Vinci lavish three years on painting the second wife of an unimportant merchant when all the nobles of Europe were begging for a portrait by his hand? In E. L. Konigsburg's intriguing novel, the answer lies with the complex relationship between the genius, his morally questionable young apprentice, and a young duchess whose plain features belie the sensitivity of her soul.

Gioconda

Author: Nikos A. Kokantzēs
Publisher:
ISBN: 9789600413441
Size: 25.29 MB
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The Second Mrs Gioconda

Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781442439726
Size: 39.53 MB
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Why did Leonardo da Vinci lavish three years on painting the second wife of an unimportant merchant when all the nobles of Europe were begging for a portrait by his hand? In E. L. Konigsburg's intriguing novel, the answer lies with the complex relationship between the genius, his morally questionable young apprentice, and a young duchess whose plain features belie the sensitivity of her soul.

Gioconda

Author: Gabriele D'Annunzio
Publisher:
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Size: 17.68 MB
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La Gioconda

Author: Amilcare Ponchielli
Publisher: Alfred Music
ISBN: 9781457482502
Size: 63.94 MB
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An Opera Score composed by Amilcare Ponchielli.

Gioconda

Author: Gabriele D'Annunzio
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La Gioconda

Author: Amilcare Ponchielli
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Size: 33.89 MB
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La Gioconda

Author: Tony Nesca
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1458395405
Size: 35.54 MB
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La Gioconda is a boozy, rock and roll love story about a Canadian college student who meets a beautiful young exchange student from France, and their unexpected immediate connection as they're surrounded by a whirlwind of marijuana sex-jaunts and live-band, late-night drunk loving. Both sad and beautiful, desperate and raunchy, and jam-packed with humour, La Gioconda is written in Nesca's unique free-flow-lyric, with words, ideas and sentences that go on for pages, alive and beautiful and unfettered by conventional modes of writing.