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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As always, he had perfect control over his body and the expression on his face.
He lay on his side, propped up on his left elbow, letting a perfumed ball roll back
and forth — an habitual gesture — on the palm of his hand. Behind him two ...
A veil covered her face to the chin. I could see her eyes glistening faintly through
the thin material, but I couldn't make out anything more. She pulled me toward
her with a sudden, violent gesture. Her fragrance intoxicated me; I felt her lips ...
So she searched Morone 's face for signs of displeasure, but found, in fact, the
opposite. He fell to his knees as soon as he saw her, kissed the hand which she
held out to him and addressed her formally in a voice trembling with emotion.
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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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