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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Rodrigo bombarded me with questions, but I did not want to tell him anything. For
the first time, I became sharply aware of the difference in age between us. With
the visit to Bari of Alfonso d'Este, Lucrezia's husband, my childhood ended for ...
When I had climbed up again, I found Rodrigo lying unconscious in his own vomit
. As time went on, I ventured further, down to the place where the gulls' nests, like
grey scales, covered the face of the rocks. While I was busy emptying nests, ...
On my knees I begged to have Rodrigo with me. After that my husband went to
Bari to get him." "But Rodrigo did not want to go," I said harshly. I had struck her
more deeply than she had struck me. She turned her face away and said nothing.
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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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