The Life & Legend Of Lucrezia Borgia Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
There's no reason whatsoever for wasting $0.99 by giving it freely to the person who put those together to try and make a quick buck and advertise his novel. All of them are available for free.
Also, it's poorly organized and must be rather confusing for new readers of this subject matter, that this collection mixes so chaotically poor fiction and history. I hope you realize that Dumas' book is fiction.
And in fact, Gregorovius' book is so prone to switching between historical fact one moment and shameless inventions on another that that one too, hardly deserves to be called "history".
Sabatini's book is by far the best of the lot, and the only one that can be honestly called history since it presents all the facts and allows the readers to see the entire situation, instead of inventing things or choosing to present known false rumors as fact like Gregorovius incessantly does.
Gregorovius defends Lucrezia alone while relying on the same sources he's discredited to condemn instead the rest of her family, instead of delving into the fact they were as calumniated as her, for a variety of reasons. None of them were innocent little lambs, but one who wishes to call himself a historian should present the actual facts properly, instead of slandering historical characters based on personal dislike!
Personally, I recommend you get the separate free kindle editions of each book just for curiosity's sake, or simply skip on the inferior ones and just go for the one by Rafael Sabatini. There's a number of free versions of it.
Also part of this book is a complete section on Lucrezia Borgia with original documents and correspondence from her days, which I was delighted to read. It includes letters and book extracts that detail her life. These are divided in sections that tell all on her father, mother, her first home, her education, her betrothals...everything until her death! One document I particularly loved was the love letter from Pietro Bembo dated: Venice October 18, 1503.
Another fantastic historical book found within this great compilation is Pere Dumas' THE BORGIAS- a whole 16 chapters filled with more detailed info on this notorious family. There is also a note at the beginning of this particular book stressing the violence it contains. Dumas really does not `mince' his words. He wrote the history as gruesome as it was.
And-For anyone obsessed with Cesare Borgia's history, Raphael Sabatini writes: The Life of Cesare Borgia. This is a full history, which includes the criticisms and opinions of the author as well. This historical book contains four books in itself and is a most complete work of history that includes every treachery and betrayal committed by this man and his clan. It's also part of this grand book!Read more ›
If you have never read a book on the Borgia's, you may enjoy the book, belter yet if you can read Latin. If you've read about the Borgia's & wanted something on Lucrezia... Don't bother!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5stars it was only 99 cents so you can't go wrong there I ordered it on my Kindle so I got it right away and I haven't read it yet so I'm not sure but I'm not complaining for 99... Read morePublished 6 months ago by RKM
I thought I may enjoy the book since I found their family fascinating in the SHO series "The Borgia's."Published 15 months ago by Amazon Customer
A very interesting study of this very interesting lady !!I was born too late !!Published 16 months ago by Walter James Myles