In the Name of the Family

Version: Unabridged
Author: Sarah Dunant
Narrator: Nicholas Boulton
Genres: Fiction & Literature, Literature, Historical Fiction
Publisher: Random House Audio Publishing Group
Published In: March 2017
# of Units: 12 CDs
Length: 14 hours
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Overview

The author of Blood and Beauty returns with another captivating novel about Renaissance Italy and one of history's most notorious families. Before the Corleones, before the Lannisters, there was the Borgias.
Bestselling novelist Sarah Dunant has long been drawn to the high drama of Renaissance Italy: power, passion, beauty, brutality, and the ties of blood. With In the Name of the Family, she offers a thrilling exploration of the House of Borgia's final years, in the company of a young diplomat named Niccolo Machiavelli.
It is 1502 and Rodrigo Borgia, a self-confessed womanizer and master of political corruption, is now on the papal throne as Alexander VI. His daughter Lucrezia, aged twenty-two--already three times married and a pawn in her father's plans--is discovering her own power. And then there is his son Cesare Borgia, brilliant, ruthless, and increasingly unstable; it is his relationship with Machiavelli that gives the Florentine diplomat a master class in the dark arts of power and politics. What Machiavelli learns will go on to inform his great work of modern politics, The Prince. But while the pope rails against old age and his son's increasingly erratic behavior, it is Lucrezia who must navigate the treacherous court of Urbino, her new home, and another challenging marriage to create her own place in history.
Sarah Dunant again employs her remarkable gifts as a storyteller to bring to life the passionate men and women of the Borgia family, as well as the ever-compelling figure of Machiavelli, through whom the reader will experience one of the most fascinating--and doomed--dynasties of all time.

Author Details

Author Details

Dunant, Sarah

Sarah Dunant has written eight novels, including "The Birth of Venus" and three Hannah Wolfe novels -- "Birth Marks, Fatlands, " and "Under My Skin." She has worked widely in print, television, and radio. Now a full-time writer, she lives in London and Florence.