The Lady and the Unicorn

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Bewitching art experts and enthusiasts alike for centuries, the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries hang today in the Cluny Museum in Paris.

In each, an elegant lady and a unicorn stand or sit on an island of grass surrounded by a rich background o

In each, an elegant lady and a unicorn stand or sit on an island of grass surrounded by a rich background of animals and flowers. Little is known about them except that they were woven toward the end of the fifteenth century and bear the coat of arms of a wealthy family from Lyons.

Tracy Chevalier takes readers back to the tapestries’ creation, giving life to the men who designed and made them, as well as the wives, daughters, and servants who exercised subtle (and not so subtle) influences over their men. Like the many different strands of wool and silk that were woven together into one cloth, the lives and fates of these people entwine in complex patterns, crisscrossing as they seek desires sensual and spiritual, temporal and eternal.

An extraordinary story exquisitely told, Tracy Chevalier’s The Lady and the Unicorn weaves history and fiction into a beautiful, timeless, and intriguing literary tapestry that rivals in grace and grandeur the masterpiece that inspired it. ...Continua

Ha scritto il 13/01/16
mi è piaciuto tantissimo. l'amore tra nicolas e claude è descritto in modo meraviglioso !
Ha scritto il 18/02/14
The Lady and the Unicorn
mi piace molto come questa scrittrice, partendo da fatti storici realmente accaduti, riesce ad ordire una trama scorrevole, coinvolgente e piacevole! unica nota: l'epilogo troppo stringato… sembra una lista della spesa :/
Ha scritto il 23/01/11
The Lady and the Unicorn
While not as captivating as The Girl with the Pearl Earring, this book returns the author to her forte - blending fact and fiction to reveal one possible story behind a work of art.
Ha scritto il 02/08/10
Not as good as Tracy Chevalier's other books. I was disappointed. The worst part is when the blind character feels her future husband's face and exclaims that he has a pointed chin, just like her cat. Do cats have pointed chins? What??
Ha scritto il 29/07/10
Really interesting and I cannot put the book down. I bought this book after I finished reading the girl with the pearl ear ring. I think the story itself is very interesting, and it felt almost like a romance novel. It is also very interesting how ...Continua
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