Seraglio
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Published:
New York : Nan A. Talese, 2003.
Format:
Book
Edition:
1st ed.
Physical Desc:
x, 316 pages ; 22 cm.
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Basalt Fiction
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Transporting readers to the menacing yet majestic world of eighteenth-century Turkey, biographer and Middle East expert Janet Wallach brilliantly re-imagines the life of Aimee Dubucq, cousin of Empress Josephine, in her first novelSeraglio. At the age of thirteen, when en route from France to her home in Martinique, Aimee Dubucq is kidnapped by Algerian pirates. Blonde and blue-eyed, the genteel young girl is a valuable commodity, and she is soon placed in service in the Seraglio - the Ottoman Sultan's private world - in Topkapi Palace. As Dubucq, renamed Nakshidil ("embroidered on the heart") discovers the erotic secrets that win favor of kings and deftly learns the affairs of the empire, she struggles to retain her former identity, including her Catholic faith. Overtime Nakshidil becomes the intimate of several powerful sultans: wife to one, lover and confidante to another, and adoptive mother to a third. Her life often treads the tenuous line between sumptuous pleasures and mere survival until her final years when she is awarded control of the harem as the valide, mother of the Sultan. With phenomenal research and a mesmerizing voice, Janet Wallach provides a powerful and passionate glimpse of East-West history through one woman's distinctly European eyes.
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Language:
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ISBN:
0385490461
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APA Citation (style guide)

Wallach, J. (2003). Seraglio. New York: Nan A. Talese.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Wallach, Janet, 1942-. 2003. Seraglio. New York: Nan A. Talese.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Wallach, Janet, 1942-, Seraglio. New York: Nan A. Talese, 2003.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Wallach, Janet. Seraglio. New York: Nan A. Talese, 2003. Print.

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