The Lady and the Unicorn by Tracy Chevalier audiobook

The Lady and the Unicorn

By Tracy Chevalier
Read by Robert Blumenfeld and Terry Donnelly

Blackstone Publishing, Blackstone Publishing
7.97 Hours Unabridged
Format: CD (In Stock)
  • $34.95

    ISBN: 9781538541586

The Cluny Museum in Paris is home to many treasured artifacts, but perhaps none so exquisite as The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries. For centuries, these mesmerizing depictions of elegant ladies and unicorns surrounded by animals and flowers have bewitched and baffled art historians and enthusiasts alike. With customary panache, acclaimed novelist Tracy Chevalier transports readers back to the close of the fifteenth century and breathes life into the men who created them, as well as the wives, daughters, and servants who exercised subtle (and not so subtle) influences over their men. Like the many different strands of wool and silk that were woven together into one cloth, the lives and fates of these people intertwine in complex patterns as they seek desires sensual and spiritual, temporal and eternal.

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Summary

Summary

The Cluny Museum in Paris is home to many treasured artifacts, but perhaps none so exquisite as The Lady and the Unicorn tapestries. For centuries, these mesmerizing depictions of elegant ladies and unicorns surrounded by animals and flowers have bewitched and baffled art historians and enthusiasts alike. With customary panache, acclaimed novelist Tracy Chevalier transports readers back to the close of the fifteenth century and breathes life into the men who created them, as well as the wives, daughters, and servants who exercised subtle (and not so subtle) influences over their men. Like the many different strands of wool and silk that were woven together into one cloth, the lives and fates of these people intertwine in complex patterns as they seek desires sensual and spiritual, temporal and eternal.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Chevalier has invented another juicy backstory to a great work of art…Chevalier’s grand and bawdy tale, once again, perfectly matches the scope and style of its inspiration.” Entertainment Weekly
“Tracy Chevalier has spun a story as richly detailed as the medieval tapestries on which it’s based.” Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel
“What makes the tale enthralling are the details Chevalier offers about the social customs of the time and, especially, the craft of weaving as it was practiced in Brussels…The genuine drama Chevalier orchestrates as the weavers race to complete the tapestries, and the deft way she herself weaves together each separate story strand, results in a work of genuine power and beauty.” Publishers Weekly
“A luminous tale…Chevalier meticulously describes the complex process of creating a tapestry, from its conception to the moment it is pulled off the loom. The story she weaves is as lush as the tapestries she describes, and her colorful characters leap off the page. A romantic, beautiful book.” Booklist
“This fanciful, engaging tale of the making of the famous unicorn tapestries is woven together as cleverly as the artworks themselves…The French court and its aristocracy; Flemish weavers, their work ethic, and their powerful guild—all are delineated with the consummate skill Chevalier brought to Girl with a Pearl Earring.” School Library Journal

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Author Bio: Tracy Chevalier

Author Bio: Tracy Chevalier

Tracy Chevalier is the New York Times bestselling author of several novels, including Girl with a Pearl Earring, which has been translated into thirty-nine languages and made into an Oscar-nominated film, as well as several other novels.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 7.97
Audience: Adult
Language: English