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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After all, I had gone to Ferrara of my own accord, driven by the desire to learn the
truth about my birth. Now that I had taken this step, I preferred to accept whatever
followed rather than to go on living in uncertainty. With my hand on the pommel ...
helpfully to brush away a lock of hair, she evades his hand. He raises his brows. "
May I no longer do that? May I no longer help you to make yourself beautiful for
your banker?" Tullia stares fixedly at him until the mockery fades from his eyes.
The King of France is in Your hands. Force him to an alliance . . . Your Imperial
Majesty will forgive my tone. It is only to serve my Sovereign that I speak thus. It's
a matter now of winning everything or losing everything. . ." Vit- toria let the paper
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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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