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Dunant, Sarah

Works: 119 works in 889 publications in 22 languages and 24,806 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Historical fiction  Biographical fiction  Suspense fiction  Psychological fiction  Domestic fiction  Detective and mystery fiction  Romance fiction  Biography 
Roles: Author, Narrator, Interviewer, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS3554.U4626, 823.914
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Sarah Dunant
Most widely held works by Sarah Dunant
In the company of the courtesan : a novel by Sarah Dunant( Book )

107 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in 18 languages and held by 3,345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1527, when the city of Rome is sacked and burned by an invading army, the famed courtesan Fiammetta Bianchini and her dwarf companion, Bucino Teodoldi, escape to the wealthy and powerful city of Venice in order to rebuild their business
The birth of Venus : a novel by Sarah Dunant( Book )

87 editions published between 2003 and 2015 in 19 languages and held by 3,284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alessandra Cecchi is not quite fifteen when her father, a prosperous merchant, brings a young painter back from northern Europe to decorate the chapel walls in the family's Florentine palazzo
Sacred hearts by Sarah Dunant( Book )

66 editions published between 2009 and 2015 in 11 languages and held by 2,775 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year is 1570, and in the convent of Santa Caterina, in the Italian city of Ferrara, noblewomen find space to pursue their lives under God's protection. But any community, however smoothly run, suffers tremors when it takes in someone by force. And the arrival of Santa Caterina's new novice sets in motion a chain of events that will shake the convent to its core. Ripped by her family from an illicit love affair, sixteen-year-old Serafina is willful, emotional, sharp, and defiant-young enough to have a life to look forward to and old enough to know when that life is being cut short. Her first night inside the walls is spent in an incandescent rage so violent that the dispensary mistress, Suora Zuana, is dispatched to the girl's cell to sedate her. Thus begins a complex relationship of trust and betrayal between the young rebel and the clever, scholarly nun, for whom the girl becomes the daughter she will never have. As Serafina rails against her incarceration, others are drawn into the drama: the ancient, mysterious Suora Magdalena-with her history of visions and ecstasies-locked in her cell; the ferociously devout novice mistress Suora Umiliana, who comes to see in the postulant a way to extend her influence; and, watching it all, the abbess, Madonna Chiara, a woman as fluent in politics as she is in prayer. As disorder and rebellion mount, it is the abbess's job to keep the convent stable while, outside its walls, the dictates of the Counter-Reformation begin to purge the Catholic Church and impose on the nunneries a regime of terrible oppression
Blood & beauty : the Borgias : a novel by Sarah Dunant( Book )

49 editions published between 2006 and 2015 in 10 languages and held by 2,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale inspired by the lives of Borgia siblings Lucretia and Cesare traces the family's rise in the aftermath of Rodrigo Borgia's rise to the papacy, during which war, a terrifying sexual plague, and the family's notorious reputation forge an intimate bond between brother and sister
Mapping the edge : a novel by Sarah Dunant( Book )

44 editions published between 1999 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Anna, a self-sufficient and reliable single mother, packs her bags one day for a short vacation to Italy. She leaves her beloved six-year-old daughter, Lily, at home in London with good friends. But when Anna doesn't return, everyone begins to make excuses until the likelihood that she might not come back becomes chillingly clear. And the people who thought they knew Anna best realize they don't know her at all."--Jacket
Snow storms in a hot climate by Sarah Dunant( Book )

31 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As Marla tries to free her friend from the dual addictions of love and cocaine, she unravels a story of seduction and power in Colombia and of desire and betrayal in California
In the name of the family : a novel by Sarah Dunant( Book )

14 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It is 1502 and Rodrigo Borgia, a self-confessed womanizer and master of political corruption, is now on the papal throne as Alexander VI. His daughter Lucrezia, aged twenty-two--already three times married and a pawn in her father's plans--is discovering her own power. And then there is his son Cesare Borgia, brilliant, ruthless, and increasingly unstable; it is his relationship with Machiavelli that gives the Florentine diplomat a master class in the dark arts of power and politics. What Machiavelli learns will go on to inform his great work of modern politics, The Prince. But while the pope rails against old age and his son's increasingly erratic behavior, it is Lucrezia who must navigate the treacherous court of Urbino, her new home, and another challenging marriage to create her own place in history."--
Under my skin : a Hannah Wolfe mystery by Sarah Dunant( Book )

37 editions published between 1995 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 968 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hannah Wolfe learns the identity of the culprit responsible for sabotaging Castle Dean spa, drawing her deeper into a mystery involving clients dissatisfied with the results of the spa owner's plasic surgeon husband's efforts, who will do almost anything to retain the appearance of youth and beauty
Fatlands by Sarah Dunant( Book )

42 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 961 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In London a bomb goes off, killing the daughter of a man whose firm experiments on animals and who himself has received death threats. PI Hannah Wolfe, who was the girl's chaperone, sets out to find the killers. By the author of Birth Marks
In the company of the courtesan : [a novel] by Sarah Dunant( Recording )

23 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 942 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Escaping the sack of Rome in 1527, with their stomachs churning on the jewels they have swallowed, the courtesan Fiammetta and her dwarf companion, Bucino, head for Venice. Yet as their fortunes rise, this perfect partnership comes under threat, from the searing passion of a lover who wants more than his allotted nights to the attentions of an admiring Turk in search of human novelties for his sultan's court. But Fiammetta and Bucino's greatest challenge comes from a young crippled woman, a blind healer who insinuates herself into their lives and hearts with devastating consequences for them all
Birth marks by Sarah Dunant( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

London-based private detective, Hannah Wolfe, searches the dance world of London and Paris for clues to the death of a ballet dancer
The birth of Venus : [a novel] by Sarah Dunant( Recording )

31 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the declining years of the rule of the Medici over Renaissance Florence, an atmosphere of enlightenment and sophistication prevailed; gorgeous art, relaxed mores, and intellectual freedom were the order of the day. But the puritan ideologue Savonarola began to exert ever more control over the city, and was turning it, bit by bit, into a totalitarian theocratic city-state, burning art and banning books with abandon. It is in this atmosphere that Alessandra, an unusually educated woman, must make the choices of her life: a marriage of convenience to her brother's homosexual lover and a dangerous fascination with the intense, mystical painter who comes to decorate her parents' chapel. As the world becomes increasingly unsafe for her, she must choose her own path and retain her own individuality
Blood & beauty : the Borgias : a novel by Sarah Dunant( Recording )

20 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

By the end of the fifteenth century, the beauty and creativity of Italy is matched by its brutality and corruption, nowhere more than in Rome and inside the Church. When Cardinal Rodrigo Borgia buys his way into the papacy as Alexander VI, he is defined not just by his wealth or his passionate love for his illegitimate children, but by his blood: He is a Spanish Pope in a city run by Italians. If the Borgias are to triumph, this charismatic, consummate politician with a huge appetite for life, women, and power must use papacy and family, in particular, his eldest son, Cesare, and his daughter Lucrezia, in order to succeed. Cesare, with a dazzlingly cold intelligence and an even colder soul, is his greatest, though increasingly unstable, weapon. Later immortalized in Machiavelli's The Prince, he provides the energy and the muscle. Lucrezia, beloved by both men, is the prime dynastic tool. Twelve years old when the novel opens, hers is a journey through three marriages, and from childish innocence to painful experience, from pawn to political player
Sacred hearts by Sarah Dunant( Recording )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Santa Catarina, a convent near Venice, is home to over one hundred women in 1567. But with powerful forces for change raging outside the convent, and with the world of the women within threatened by a new arrival, passions, hysteria, and conflict will come to threaten their very survival
Transgressions by Sarah Dunant( Book )

40 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 549 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale of revenge in Britain in which a woman about to be raped seduces the man, then plots to destroy him. The heroine is Elizabeth Skvorecky, a translator of pornographic fiction and she makes use of the pornography to lay the trap. By the author of Under My Skin
The birth of Venus : love and death in Florence by Sarah Dunant( Book )

29 editions published between 2001 and 2013 in English and held by 529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A history of Florence during the Renaissance as seen through the eyes of a teenager whose father hires a painter to decorate the family chapel
In the name of the family : a novel by Sarah Dunant( Recording )

5 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Renowned for her bright and disciplined way with Renaissance Italy, New York Times best-selling novelist Dunant again visits the Borgias, to whom she recently paid court in Blood and Beauty. As Cesare ruthlessly seeks to unite all of Italy's city-states under Borgia control, Florence counters by sending one Niccolo Machiavelli to Rome as envoy and Lucrezia learns the family business of big-stakes political maneuvering
The wisdom of the dream( Visual )

5 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers a new depth of understanding of the concepts of psychoanalyst Carl Jung and serves as an introduction to those concepts for the beginner. Interviews with Jung followers show his "user-friendly" psychological approach to life
The War of the words : the political correctness debate by Sarah Dunant( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The age of anxiety( Book )

7 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and Chinese and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The birth of Venus : a novel
Alternative Names

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Dināna, Sāra

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Dunante, Shala.


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더넌트, 사라


デュナント, S.

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The birth of Venus : a novelSacred heartsMapping the edge : a novelSnow storms in a hot climateUnder my skin : a Hannah Wolfe mysteryFatlandsIn the company of the courtesan : [a novel]Birth marks