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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I had heard descriptions of her elegant appearance and manners, heard her
letters read aloud, heard her conduct both praised and criticized. Vannozza had
spoken of her with awed respect, Cesare with indulgent irony, Sancia with envy, ...
"When and where have you first heard those . . . rumors?" "Friend, the people
shouted it from the housetops at the time, in Rome, in every town, village and
hamlet in Italy. I heard it when I was still a boy in Arezzo. But believe me, today it's
A few times I entered a ruined house because of the plaintive cries I thought I
heard, but I found nothing except debris and bodies and scurrying rats. Those
districts were a city of the dead, deserted because there was nothing left to steal.
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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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Pietro Aretino and Giovanni Borgia
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