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 was willing to let myself be used as a link between the Pope and Spanish
sympathizers so that I could help bring about a peace. Was I working only for
peace? I pray God to help me to be honest with myself . . . Why do I doubt myself
But I don't have Varano's peace of mind, Catarina's inspiration. The form of my life
is altered, but not the content. Under the surface, the constant passion lies in wait,
ready to burst out at the first sign and catch me off-balance. What do I really ...
In the first year we often had long talks about the disasters in Italy, about the bitter
necessity for peace. When he was the papal ambassador in France and Spain, I
wrote to him regularly. And it was he who brought me into direct contact with His ...
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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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