The Marriage Portrait

[The Marriage Portrait]
Year: 
2022
Type: 
Public: 
Publisher: 
Knopf
Year of publication: 
2022
Pages: 
355
Moral assessment: 
Type: Literature
Nothing inappropriate.
Some morally inappropriate content.
Contains significant sections contrary to faith or morals.
Contains some lurid passages, or presents a general ideological framework that could confuse those without much Christian formation.
Contains several lurid passages, or presents an ideological framework that is contrary or foreign to Christian values.
Explicitly contradicts Catholic faith or morals, or is directed against the Church and its institutions.
Literary quality: 
Recommendable: 
Transmits values: 
Sexual content: 
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Ideas that contradict Church teaching: 
The rating of the different categories comes from the opinion of Delibris' collaborators

Beautiful novel describing the forced and unfair marriage of Lucrezia de Medici to Alfonso, Duke of Ferrara. O´Farrell´s descriptions are fascinating and captivating. Lucrezia is endearing and it is impossible not to be horrified by her fate. The wedding night scene can be skipped.

Author: N. Waite, Italy
Update on: Jan 2023