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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Sometimes, seized by a desire to unburden herself, she called us to her in some
deserted chamber or in one of the roof gardens and gave passionate details of
the past in Milan: how her father, the lawful duke, was deposed and finally ...
"Do you think that you would have had a cardinal for a father if in my time I hadn't
kept myself in hand day in and day out? I knew what I wanted. I worked hard on
myself. You have to make yourself irreplaceable, the most beautiful, the most ...
Aristocratic idleness is dangerous; more dangerous still is the innate Spanish
pride inherited from her father, a pride which prefers poverty and death to the loss
of honor. Her mother knows how to strike at this self- conscious brooding.
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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
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