The Birth of Venus - Part 2: Chapters 20-25 Summary & Analysis

Sarah Dunant
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Part 2: Chapters 20-25 Summary

In chapter 20, the French enter Florence in something of a parade. For eleven days they remain in the city, many of the wealthiest homes hosting two or more soldiers, including Alessandra and Cristoforo. The invaders take advantage of the people of Florence and leave without paying their debts. Two days after they are gone Cristoforo leaves as well.

In chapter 21, Alessandra and Erila explore the city. The body of another murder victim is found, the fifth since Lorenzo's death. Alessandra begins losing interest in the city and begins spending more time in Cristoforo's library. Alessandra finds a book that has an inscription to Cristoforo from Lorenzo himself. One day the painter drops by the house to return Alessandra's drawings to her. Once again he insists he cannot be her teacher. The painter asks for the return of his drawing...

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