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Description - Vanished Smile by R A Scotti

On August 21, 1911, Leonardo da Vinci s most celebrated painting vanished from the Louvre. The prime suspects were as shocking as the crime: Pablo Picasso and Guillaume Apollinaire, young provocateurs of a new art. The sensational disappearing act captured the world s imagination. Crowds stood in line to view the empty space on the museum wall. Thousands more waited, as concerned as if Mona Lisa were a missing person, for news of the lost painting. Almost a century later, questions still linger: Who really pinched Mona Lisa, and why? Part love story, part mystery, Vanished Smile reopens the puzzling case that transformed a Renaissance portrait into the most enduring icon of all time."

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780307278388
ISBN-10: 0307278387
Format: Paperback / softback
(202mm x 141mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books USA
Publisher: Vintage Books USA
Publish Date: 6-Apr-2010
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - R A Scotti

R. A. Scotti is the author of Vanished Smile, a 2010 Edgar Award nominee, as well as three previous works of nonfiction, including Basilica: The Splendor and the Scandal Building St. Peter s and Sudden Sea: The Great Hurricane of 1938, and four novels. She lives in New York City."