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The Day Laid On the Altar

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Set against the backdrop of sixteenth-century Italy, The Day Laid on the Altar re-creates a rich, vibrant world of art and beauty, in a tale that sweeps from a remote mountain village in the Tuscan hillside to Venice, where the master painter Titian grapples with the demands of fame and family while the plague is devastating Italy.

Interweaving the lives of humble peasants and unsung artisans with celebrated painters and patrons, The Day Laid on the Altar is a powerful meditation on the meaning of art, the mystery of creation, the fervor of religion, and of lives-great and small-touched by genius. It is a luminous, seamlessly written first novel by an author of prodigious literary gifts.


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Hardback Editions

June 2000 : USA Hardback

Title: The Day Laid on the Altar (Middlebury/Bread Loaf Book S,)
Author(s): Adria Bernardi
ISBN: 1-58465-044-3 / 978-1-58465-044-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Middlebury College Press
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Paperback Editions

June 2001 : USA Paperback

Title: The Day Laid on the Altar
Author(s): Adria Bernardi
ISBN: 0-452-28257-8 / 978-0-452-28257-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Plume
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