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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The men of the horse guards waited in the courtyard while Morone went inside
with his confidants from Milan and the two or three papal functionaries — of
whom I was one. But we members of the retinue were allowed to come no farther
what interests Morone has come to Rome to promote. And Messer Pietro, who, in
turn, has been brought up-to-date on various particulars by her, doesn't neglect to
point out that everyone in Morone's immediate entourage — including Messer ...
"But then what was the purpose of Morone's visit?" Pescara pushed her arm
away and sat up straight. "Go over there to that chair and look at me. That's how
Morone saw me. He let himself be misled by a conjuror's trick — that red light.
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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
The Italian Wars
Pietro Aretino and Giovanni Borgia
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