The Resource Dark Aemilia : a novel of Shakespeare's Dark Lady, Sally O'Reilly

Dark Aemilia : a novel of Shakespeare's Dark Lady, Sally O'Reilly

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Dark Aemilia : a novel of Shakespeare's Dark Lady
Title
Dark Aemilia
Title remainder
a novel of Shakespeare's Dark Lady
Statement of responsibility
Sally O'Reilly
Title variation
Dark Aemilia
Title variation remainder
a novel of Shakespeares dark lady
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Language
eng
Summary
"The daughter of a Venetian musician, Aemilia Bassano came of age in Queen Elizabeth's royal court. The Queen's favorite, she developed a love of poetry and learning, maturing into a young woman known not only for her beauty but also her sharp mind and a quick tongue. When Aemilia becomes the mistress of Lord Hunsdon, she fears her mind will languish--until she crosses paths with an impetuous playwright named William Shakespeare and begins an impassioned but ill-fated affair. A decade later, the Queen is dead, and Aemilia Bassano is now Aemilia Lanyer, fallen from favor and married to a fool. Like the rest of London, she fears the plague. And when her son Henry takes ill, Aemilia will do anything to save him, even if it means seeking help from her estranged lover, Will--or worse, making a pact with the Devil himself. In rich, vivid detail, Sally O'Reilly breathes life into England's first female poet, a mysterious woman nearly forgotten by history. Full of passion and devilish schemes, Dark Aemilia is a tale worthy of the Bard. - For readers of Deborah Harkness, Paula Brackston, and Sarah Dunant"--‡cProvided by publisher
Summary
The daughter of a Venetian musician, Aemilia Bassano grows up amid the splendor of Queen Elizabeth's court, eventually becoming the mistress of an elderly lord and the lover of a young playwright named Will Shakespeare. Once she becomes pregnant, however, she falls from favor and is hastily married off to a courtier. Forgotten but not gone, Aemilia risks what little remains to her when she approaches Shakespeare, her former paramour, with a single request: help her save their child. Inspired by the life and career of Aemilia Lanyer, England's first woman poet, this novel proposes an intriguing possible identity for the "dark lady" of Shakespeare's sonnets. -- Description by Gillian Speace
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10304582
Cataloging source
PABRO
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1971-
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O'Reilly, Sally
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Lanyer, Aemilia
  • Shakespeare, William
  • Women poets
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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a novel of Shakespeare's dark lady
Label
Dark Aemilia : a novel of Shakespeare's Dark Lady, Sally O'Reilly
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Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9781250048134
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
bd 14020016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
HISTORICAL FICTION.
System control number
106842072
Label
Dark Aemilia : a novel of Shakespeare's Dark Lady, Sally O'Reilly
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm.
Edition
First U.S. edition
Extent
436 pages
Isbn
9781250048134
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
bd 14020016
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
HISTORICAL FICTION.
System control number
106842072

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