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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Now, after all these years, I know that his unwavering dark look was not for us,
but for Alexander. Whenever I think of Cesare, I see him with that expression on
his face — a look at once mocking, contemptuous and wryly amused: the sourly ...
dark,. feline. suppleness. Lucrezia. gave. the. impression. chiefly. of indolence,
limpness, weak features, a malleable character. She seemed helpless, a prey to
every outside influence, easily frightened yet just as easily reassured, childishly ...
Through the credible voices of a variety of dimensional and deeply imagined
characters — Giovanni Borgia, Vittoria Colonna, Pietro Aretino, Michelangelo
and Machiavelli among them — Hella S. Haasse has recreated the dark times
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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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