Sabatini, author of such classics as "Captain Blood" and "Scaramouche, " rewrites the story of Borgia, who has long been mistakenly portrayed as a villain.Sabatini, author of such classics as "Captain Blood" and "Scaramouche, " rewrites the story of Borgia, who has long been mistakenly portrayed as a villain.Read Less
Good (some cover wear). No Jacket. 449pp. One of the better and maybe more accurate portraits of this prince of the church, ruffian, soldier and art patron. Black cloth cover is worn at top and bottom of the spine/backstrip and on the corners (board exposed). (Loc G135/1)
Fair. Ex library book re-bound in blue hardcover. There is a small tea stain to the edge of the opening page. A few small marks to page edges. Binding is tight and text is clean throughout, hence a good reading copy. Usual library stamps and stickers. Acceptable: a readable copy. All pages and the cover are intact (dust cover may be missing). Pages can include considerable notes (in pen or highlighter) but notes cannot obscure the text. Most items will be dispatched the same or the next working day.
I enjoyed the biography a great deal although it may not fun for every one.It was written many years ago and the language sound Victorian.It adds alot of personal asides (that Cesare and his sister Lucrezia were not the demons previously portrayed.) I rather like the asides and the author's opinions and the historical explanations follow smoothly.I would recommend this to people who are not afraid to read old-time language
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