The Resource The queen's prophet, Dawn Patitucci

The queen's prophet, Dawn Patitucci

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The queen's prophet
Title
The queen's prophet
Statement of responsibility
Dawn Patitucci
Title variation
queens prophet
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Inspired by Velâazquez's baroque masterpiece, Las Meninas, The Queen's Prophet is an imagined account of the dwarfess Maribarbola of Spain (featured prominently in Velâazquez's painting) and her struggle for survival and self-determination at a time when dwarfs were kept by aristocracy as pets, prophets, and good luck charms. When the Countess of Walther dies at her German estate, her loyal dwarfess Maria-Barbara is forced to work as a prophet for a traveling magician, who betrays her by selling her to the Queen of Spain. At the royal court in Madrid, Mari finds herself in a bizarre, enchanted world, a society culturally splendid but intellectually isolated. There she becomes Maribarbola, prophet to the Queen, and, her survival at stake, endeavors to outsmart the Spaniards. Mari's wits and loyalties are tested as she becomes embroiled in palace intrigue alongside the politically embattled Queen. When Mari's carefully schemed prophecies dazzle all of Spain, she and the Queen climb to dizzying heights of power, a place as intoxicating as it is dangerous. But even as Mari survives and thrives at the Spanish court, the loss of identity she suffers from living a lie makes her question whether she is really surviving at all. --Publisher
Summary
Inspired by Velazquez’s baroque masterpiece, Las Meninas, The Queen’s Prophet is an imagined account of the dwarfess Maribarbola of Spain and her struggle for survival and self-determination at a time when dwarfs were kept by aristocracy as pets, prophets, and good luck charms
Storyline
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Character
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10611595
Cataloging source
DLC
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Patitucci, Dawn
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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1599-1660
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Velazquez, Diego
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True
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  • Dwarfs (Persons)
  • Queens
  • Nobility
Target audience
adult
Label
The queen's prophet, Dawn Patitucci
Instantiates
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
23 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781683366836
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017008977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
HISTORICAL FICTION
System control number
(OCoLC)969828533
Label
The queen's prophet, Dawn Patitucci
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
23 cm
Extent
384 pages
Isbn
9781683366836
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2017008977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
HISTORICAL FICTION
System control number
(OCoLC)969828533

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