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The enchantress of Florence : a novel, Salman Rushdie

Label
The enchantress of Florence : a novel
Title
The enchantress of Florence
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Salman Rushdie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A tall, yellow-haired young European traveller calling himself "Mogor dell'Amore," the Mughal of Love, arrives at the court of the real Grand Mughal, the Emperor Akbar, with a tale to tell that begins to obsess the whole imperial capital. The stranger claims to be the child of a lost Mughal princess, the youngest sister of Akbar's grandfather Babar: Qara Köz, 'Lady Black Eyes', a great beauty believed to possess powers of enchantment and sorcery, who is taken captive first by an Uzbeg warlord, then by the Shah of Persia, and finally becomes the lover of a certain Argalia, a Florentine soldier of fortune, commander of the armies of the Ottoman Sultan. When Argalia returns home with his Mughal mistress the city is mesmerized by her presence, and much trouble ensues. But is Mogor's story true? And if so, then what happened to the lost princess? And if he's a liar, must he die?
Summary
A traveler from Italy arrives at the court of Emperor Akbar, lord of the Mughal empire, and entertains him with a story about Akbar's great aunt, Qara Kz, the enchantress of Florence: a tale which suggests a larger, secret history interconnecting East and West
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2008.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
258663
Cataloging source
VLY
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rushdie, Salman
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women
  • Women
  • Mogul Empire
  • Mogul Empire
  • Florence (Italy)
  • Kings and rulers
  • Social conditions
  • Women
  • India
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
Label
The enchantress of Florence : a novel, Salman Rushdie
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-355)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn298237287
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House Trade paperback ed.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780679640516
Lccn
2009290381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)298237287
Label
The enchantress of Florence : a novel, Salman Rushdie
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-355)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn298237287
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Random House Trade paperback ed.
Extent
355 pages
Isbn
9780679640516
Lccn
2009290381
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)298237287

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