The scarlet city: a novel of 16th-century Italy
Academy Chicago Publishers, 1990 - 367 pagina's
In this masterly novel, Hella Haasse, the author of last year's bestselling takes readers to a 16th-century Italy torn by the savage violence of war and by sinister intrigues for power, and Giovanni Borgia's agonizing search for his true origins.
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She spent the years between the betrothal and the actual marriage at the castle
of Ferrante's relatives in Ischia; that was a breathing-space for her after an early
youth full of disturbance and danger. The Colonna had been driven from their ...
Oh yes, you were in Ischia then, you were busy with other things. I haven't read
your poetry about your husband; I don't read anything any more except the Word
of God and the Letters of the Apostles. You must forgive me for being out of touch.
Then I went to Ischia." "Yes, of course, yes, but you have also come back from
Ischia. That can only mean that you felt that your place was here, where you have
a task to perform. I have never given up hope that you will someday become one
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Against the turbulent backdrop of the Italian Wars (1494-1559) Haasse traces the lives and struggles of some of Italy's most famous citizens--Michelangelo Buonarroti, Niccolo Machiavelli, Vittoria ... Volledige review lezen
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