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The Painted Room: A Tale of Mantua by Inger…

The Painted Room: A Tale of Mantua

by Inger Christensen

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Didn't love it but it's got a certain charm. Plottiest plot is right, Dawn. I had a hard time keeping it all straight. Seemed kind of silly though, like a combination of a soap opera and a Greek tragedy. Maybe if I read it all in a day it would've made more of an impression. But I ended up spreading it out over a week; this tiny book really should be read in a day. ( )
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"This story places the reader in front of the painting of Prince Gonzaga and his household as depicted by Mantegna on the wall of the Bridal Chamber in the palace, and many of the characters - Marsilio the secretary, Nana the dwarf daughter of the house, Bernardino, young son of the painter - put in pieces of the elaborate puzzle of court intrigue and human relationships. Some were to end happily, others in violence and tragedy."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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