The Enchantress of Florence

The Enchantress of Florence

Audiobook CD - 2008
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Rushdie pens the story of a European traveler and the extraordinary tale he shares with 16th-century Mughal emperor Akbar the Great. The traveler claims to be the son of a Mughal princess forgotten by time. If his tale is true, what happened to the princess?
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books, p2008
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781436119375
1436119375
Branch Call Number: CD FICTION Rus, 12 disc
Characteristics: 12 sound discs (13 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Bamji, Firdous

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Jan 29, 2019

The most purely enjoyable novels of Rushdie's I have read or listened to. Much of the imagery, symbols and phrases are cliché, but the verve of the narrative and the sinuous descriptions of places and events is a true delight. If it wasn't for a rather abundant use of the word fuck, it would be a great children's book. Its certainly worth re-reading (or re-listening).The novel makes many historical references, which, for those with even a slight knowledge of history, are clearly nonsensical (the chronologies don't match); one must presume that it was intentionally written that way (the author studied history in university).

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