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 Lords Varano, had been murdered or driven away by Cesare; Pope
Alexander issued a bull that made me, the male heir of the Borgia family, Duke of
Camerino. At the same time, I received also the castle and lands of neighboring
... and the sedan chair carried by halberdiers, in which Cesare, too weak to ride,
lay hidden behind black curtains. We were on our way to the Castle of Nepi,
which was still my property and thus a haven for Cesare. We didn't stay at Nepi
The more I see and hear here, the more galling the thought becomes that I haven'
t got the right or the power to demand Camerino or Nepi. If it's Camerino, I'd have
to drive out that fat sanctimonious bore Varano; if it's Nepi, it's held by relatives ...
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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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