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The Vanishing of the Mona Lisa - A Novel (Paperback): Martin Caparros
The Vanishing of the Mona Lisa - A Novel (Paperback): Martin Caparros

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The Vanishing of the Mona Lisa - A Novel (Paperback)

Martin Caparros; Translated by Jasper Reid

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Now in paperback, "The Vanishing of the " Mona Lisa is a captivating fictionalization of the greatest art theft of the twentieth century.
On August 22, 1911, the world was shocked by an unthinkable crime: Leonardo Da Vinci's masterpiece, the Mona Lisa, disappeared from the walls of the Louvre. While artists such as Picasso and Apollinaire were suspected of the theft, no arrests were made. Two years later an Italian, Vincenzo Peruggia, was detained when trying to sell the Mona Lisa to an antiques dealer in Florence--but the mystery of the theft itself was never satisfactorily resolved.
Fifteen years later, someone calling himself "the Marquis de Valfierno" cannot tolerate dying without the world knowing of his audacious exploits. And so, he decides to confide his life story to an American journalist: from his impoverished emigre origins as the son of a servant woman in Buenos Aires to his rise as the most dangerous conman in the world. Through a series of remarkable but evolving masks of identity, beginning as a marginal criminal of Argentina's lower depths and ending up a wealthy aristocrat of the Belle Epoque, first in Buenos Aires, then in Paris, he slowly transforms himself into "Valfierno." Only then is he prepared to undertake the unthinkable, his own "masterpiece" of the criminal arts.

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Imprint: Washington Square Press Inc.,N.Y.
Country of origin: United States
Release date: March 2011
First published: March 2011
Authors: Martin Caparros
Translators: Jasper Reid
Dimensions: 209 x 134 x 20mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 352
ISBN-13: 978-0-7432-9795-0
Barcode: 9780743297950
Categories: Promotions
Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 0-7432-9795-4

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