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The lady and the unicorn: A Novel

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Pub. Date:
2004.
Language:
English
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Bewitching art experts and enthusiasts alike for centuries, the Lady and the Unicorn tapestries hang today in the Cluny Museum in Paris.In each, an elegant lady and a unicorn stand or sit on an island of grass surrounded by a rich background of animals and flowers. Little is known about them except that they were woven toward the end of the fifteenth century and bear the coat of arms of a wealthy family from Lyons.Tracy Chevalier takes readers back to the tapestries’ creation, giving life to the men who designed and made 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 entwine in complex patterns, crisscrossing as they seek desires sensual and spiritual, temporal and eternal.An extraordinary story exquisitely told, Tracy Chevalier’s The Lady and the Unicornweaves history and fiction into a beautiful, timeless, and intriguing literary tapestry that rivals in grace and grandeur the masterpiece that inspired it.
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ISBN:
9780525947677
9781101213186
Reading Level:
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Level 5, 11 Points
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A tour de force of history and imagination, The Lady and the Unicorn is Tracy Chevalier's answer to the mystery behind one of the art world's great masterpieces—a set of bewitching medieval tapestries that hangs today in the Cluny Museum in Paris. They appear to portray the seduction of a unicorn, but the story behind their making is unknown—until now.

Paris, 1490. A shrewd French nobleman commissions six lavish tapestries celebrating his rising status at Court. He hires the charismatic, arrogant, sublimely talented Nicolas des Innocents to design them. Nicolas creates havoc among the women in the house—mother and daughter, servant, and lady-in-waiting—before taking his designs north to the Brussels workshop where the tapestries are to be woven. There, master weaver Georges de la Chapelle risks everything he has to finish the tapestries—his finest, most intricate work—on time for his exacting French client. The results change all their lives—lives that have been captured in the tapestries, for those who know where to look.

In The Lady and the Unicorn, Tracy Chevalier weaves fact and fiction into a beautiful, timeless, and intriguing literary tapestry—an extraordinary story exquisitely told.

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subject_facet Belgium -- History -- To 1555 -- Fiction, Brussels (Belgium) -- Fiction, France -- History -- 15th century -- Fiction, Lady and the Unicorn (Tapestries) -- Fiction, Paris (France) -- Fiction, Tapestry -- Fiction, Textile industry -- Fiction, Unicorns in art -- Fiction
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title_full The Lady and the Unicorn A Novel, The lady and the unicorn / Tracy Chevalier
title_short The lady and the unicorn
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topic_facet Fiction, Historical Fiction, History, Lady and the Unicorn (Tapestries), Tapestry, Textile industry, Unicorns in art