Scenes from the Life of St Francis
By (author) Valerie Martin
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Salvation by Valerie Martin
Book DescriptionInspired by the great frescoes of St Francis of Assisi, the highly-praised author of PROPERTY has written a new and wholly original biography. Composed in a series of vividly realised 'panels', SALVATION begins with the dying Francesco - and the rivalry for his body among the towns of medieval Italy - and moves back in time toward his mystical conversion. The old friar, exhausted by illness and division among his brotherhood, gives way to the zealous missionary who joins the Fifth Crusade, confident that he can convert Sultan al-Kamil in Egypt. Later, we see the unwashed and innocent revolutionary, unafraid to lecture a pope on Christ's message, and finally the frivolous young Francesco on the deserted road where his encounter with a leper leads him to an ecstatic embrace of God. SALVATION is a window into a medieval world whose physicality and purity have rarely been rendered with such visceral power. Most important, it is a unique, immediate portrait of the great mystic, whose legend has resonated through the centuries in both religious and secular realms.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780349118673
(198mm x 126mm x mm)
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Publish Date: 2-Dec-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Valerie Martin
Anton and Cecil, Book 3, Hardback (December 2016)
In the thrilling final adventure of the critically acclaimed trilogy, cat brothers Anton and Cecil team up with a police dog to search for puppies stolen right off their leashes at the Chicago World s Fair. "
Anton and Cecil, Book 2, Paperback / softback (September 2016)
The adventurous cats who sailed the open seas in Anton and Cecil: Cats at Sea head west by train to rescue a missing mouse friend. With few clues, the two depend on the help of prairie dogs, bison, ferrets, and a wise lynx to solve the mystery of Hieronymus s whereabouts."
Ghost of the Mary Celeste, Paperback (June 2015)» View all books by Valerie Martin
From the ORANGE PRIZE-winning author, an enthralling novel about the enduring mystery of the Mary Celeste, an infamous mystic and Arthur Conan Doyle.
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Author Biography - Valerie Martin
Valerie Martin is the author of six novels and two collections of short fiction. She lived in Italy for three years before moving to America. Her novel PROPERTY won the Orange Prize in 2003 and MARY REILLY was made into a film starring Julia Roberts and John Malkovich.
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