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by Paula Diperna

eBook The Discoveries of Mrs. Christopher Columbus: His Wife's Version : A Novel download ISBN: 1877946486
Author: Paula Diperna
Publisher: Permanent Pr Pub Co; 1st edition (November 1, 1994)
Language: English
Pages: 287
ePub: 1385 kb
Fb2: 1244 kb
Rating: 4.5
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Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction

Even if Columbus's wife hadn't died or been abandoned over a decade before 1492, there would have been no chance she would have been on the voyage.

Even if Columbus's wife hadn't died or been abandoned over a decade before 1492, there would have been no chance she would have been on the voyage. So you must ignore these facts & think of this as the story of a parallel universe. There's a slow spot, where the couple tries & fails to get the Portuguese king to support the venture before they turn to Spain. The author could have tightened this up & improved the book a bit. And toward the end I wondered if Mrs C weren't a bit balmy. She might have been, but in a way I hadn't expected.

Read by Paula DiPerna. Details (if other): Cancel. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The Discoveries of Mrs. Christopher Columbus: His Wife's Version: A Novel.

Paula DiPerna’s first novel combines historical and scientific fact with a fictional, behind-the-scenes look at what might have been had there been a woman on Columbus’s voyages. Christopher Columbus’s wife, Felipa Moniz Perestrello, died in approximately 1484. If she had lived, this would be the diary she might have kept while traveling with her husband to the New World. The novel portrays Felipa as a jealous, passionate, and adventurous woman. DiPerna has come up with a great idea, and, despite a slow start, her narrative proves well written and engrossing.

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his wife's version : a novel. 1st ed. by Paula DiPerna. Published 1994 by Permanent Press in Sag Harbor, .

ISBN13:9781877946486. Release Date:October 1994.

It's a good idea - the discovery of the New World seen from the point of view of a woman in the premodern 15th century - that deserves more sensitive exploration.

It is doubtful whether there actually was a woman on board Christopher Columbus's fabled fleet, but Mrs. Christopher Columbus, poetic wife of the Italian navigator, here gets to go along for the ride. The grandiloquent Dona Felipa Moniz de Perestrello seems much too refined a character to brave the briny deep with a boatload of testosterone-driven sailors. It's a good idea - the discovery of the New World seen from the point of view of a woman in the premodern 15th century - that deserves more sensitive exploration.

Christopher Columbus’s wife, Felipa Moniz Perestrello .

Christopher Columbus’s wife, Felipa Moniz Perestrello, died in approximately 1484. Paula DiPerna’s first novel combines historical and scientific fact with a fictional, behind-the-scenes look at what might have been had there been a woman on Columbus’s voyages.

Christopher Columbus's wife, Felipa Moniz Perestrello, died in approximately 1484.

Paula DiPerna's first novel combines historical and scientific fact with a fictional, behind-the-scenes look at what might have been had there been a woman on Columbus's voyages. Christopher Columbus's wife, Felipa Moniz Perestrello, died in approximately 1484.

A fictional account of Christopher Columbus' first voyage to the New World is related from the viewpoint of his wife, Felipa Moniz e Perestrello