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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In Carpi she had looked me over, felt me as if I were a prodigy: flesh of Cesare's
flesh, blood of his blood, and yet harmless, defenseless, in her power. When I
weighed up these arguments, the rest — the infamous insinuations overheard in
Fatal for a certain Strozzi, among others, a blood relative of your Florentine, Tullia
, whom they stabbed in Ferrara because he brought a lock from My Lady the
Duchess to her lover Bembo. . ." Tullia shakes her hair back violently, binds it ...
I don't know any longer how often — that wading through blood and fragments of
statues and windows, that stepping over the bodies of priests and people who
had come there seeking refuge in vain, to the smashed, defiled, pillaged altar.
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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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