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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a novel of 16th-century Italy Hella S. Haasse. nous croaking of frogs; I dozed off,
leaning forward against my horse's neck; I was still asleep when we reached our
destination. I remember only certain events about our stay at the Castle of Carpi.
When I had left Bari on my new spirited horse with my groom behind me and the
mules piled with my baggage, I had considered myself a man of the world, free,
grownup. Very little of that haughty attitude survived in Naples. I spent my days ...
I was sucked, horse and all, into the mob sweeping toward the Castel Sant'
Angelo. The crush in front of the citadel defied description. Soldiers, nobles,
courtiers, prelates, peddlers and shopkeepers, hundreds of women too, fought
side by side ...
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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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