By the author of the acclaimed Brunelleschi's Dome.
After meeting the mysterious and beautiful Lady Beauclair at a society ball, George Cautley, a hapless young artist adrift in the gilded world of 1770s London, paints her portrait. She, in turn, tells him the scandalous story of Tristano, a castrato singer in Handel's opera company fifty years before. But Cautley also meets the eminent painter Sir Endymion Starker that same evening and his mistress, Eleanora, who has another tragic tale to tell, one that will have George unwittingly re-enacting the fate of Tristano...
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Artifice, portraiture, and gender confusion, these are the assiduously interwoven themes of a busy historical novel (originally published in England in 1995), the first written by the Canadian-born British author of Ex-Libris (2001) and the nonfiction Brunelleschi's Dome (2000).May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Domino
Set mostly in the 17th century, this story ambitiously attempts a writing style reminiscent of novels of the period.| Read Full Review of Domino
It's 1812 and aging artist George Cautley is telling the story of his youth in decadent 1770s London to an enthralled young man.| Read Full Review of Domino
Beneath the humor is a dark streak, and the elderly narrator, an aged Cautley, has the same air of ennui and malice as those he encountered in his youth.A native of Canada who now lives and teaches in England, King is the author of a previous novel, Ex-Libris, which tells the story of a bookselle...Dec 05 2016 | Read Full Review of Domino
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