The Resource The bloodletter's daughter : a novel of old Bohemia, Linda Lafferty

The bloodletter's daughter : a novel of old Bohemia, Linda Lafferty

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The bloodletter's daughter : a novel of old Bohemia
Title
The bloodletter's daughter
Title remainder
a novel of old Bohemia
Statement of responsibility
Linda Lafferty
Title variation
  • Blood letters daughter
  • Bloodletters daughter
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In 1606, the city of Prague shines as a golden mecca of art and culture carefully cultivated by Emperor Rudolf II. But the emperor hides an ugly secret: His bastard son, Don Julius, is afflicted with a madness that pushes the young prince to unspeakable depravity. Desperate to stem his son's growing number of scandals, the emperor exiles Don Julius to a remote corner of Bohemia, where the young man is placed in the care of a bloodletter named Pichler. The bloodletter's task: cure Don Julius of his madness by purging the vicious humors coursing through his veins. When Pichler brings his daughter Marketa to assist him, she becomes the object of Don Julius's frenzied - and dangerous - obsession. To him, she embodies the women pictured in the Coded Book of Wonder, a priceless manuscript from the imperial library that was his only link to sanity. As the prince descends further into the darkness of his mind, his acts become ever more desperate, as Marketa, both frightened and fascinated, can't stay away. Inspired by a real - life murder that threatened to topple the powerful Hapsburg dynasty, The Bloodletter's Daughter is a dark and richly detailed saga of passion and revenge
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BTCTA
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Lafferty, Linda
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no index present
Literary form
fiction
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  • Revenge
  • Mental illness
  • Bohemia (Kingdom)
  • Prague (Czech Republic)
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The bloodletter's daughter : a novel of old Bohemia, Linda Lafferty
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Publication
Note
Includes discussion questions
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiii, 490 p.
Isbn
9781612184654
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn793222989
  • (OCoLC)793222989
Label
The bloodletter's daughter : a novel of old Bohemia, Linda Lafferty
Publication
Note
Includes discussion questions
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xiii, 490 p.
Isbn
9781612184654
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn793222989
  • (OCoLC)793222989

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