The Gilded Chamber

The Gilded Chamber

A Novel of Queen Esther

Book - 2004
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Penguin Putnam
For centuries her name has been a byword for feminine beauty, guile, and wisdom. This sweeping, meticulously researched novel restores Esther to her full, complex humanity while reanimating the glittering Persian empire in which her story unfolded. Esther comes to that land as a terrified Jewish orphan betrothed to her cousin, a well-connected courtier. She finds a world racked by intrigue and unfathomable hatreds and realizes that the only way to survive is to win the heart of its king. Passionate, suspenseful, and historically authentic, The Gilded Chamber illuminates the dilemma of a woman torn between her heart and her sense of duty, resulting in pure narrative enchantment.

Baker & Taylor
A retelling of the life of the great Jewish heroine follows the future queen from her youth as an orphan growing up in the home of her cousin, a high-ranking court official to whom she is betrothed, her selection as the wife of powerful Persian king, and the sacrifices she makes in order to save her people from annihilation. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.

Publisher: New York : RuggedLand, 2004
ISBN: 9780143035336
Characteristics: 353 p. ; 24 cm
Alternative Title: Novel of Queen Esther


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May 20, 2017

Interesting to read about that culture and history. A little "syrupy" at times. If for nothing else, Esther showed herself to be a survivor.


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