Hers is the most famous portrait in the world. Here, in prose as rich as the high Renaissance, is Mona Lisa's tale. A story of passion, loss, and, above all, love. Elisabetta longs for romance, though she thinks she's too plain. Then, on a visit to Florence, she catches the eye of the great Leonardo da Vinci, and falls for a boy, Giuliano de Medici. It's a dangerous time to be involved with a Medici. As tragedy and chaos threaten their happiness, Elisabetta faces the bittersweet truth of love.
- Paperback | 260 pages
- 137.16 x 205.74 x 22.86mm | 272.15g
- 03 Sep 2009
- Penguin Putnam Inc
- Penguin USA
- New York, NY, United States
"Napoli skillfully draws readers into the vibrant settings." - "Booklist"
About Professor of Linguistics Donna Jo Napoli
Donna Jo Napoli (www.donnajonapoli.com) is the author of Crazy Jack, The Magic Circle, Stones in Water, and many other books, and is the chairperson of the linguistics department at Swarthmore College.