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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To others, my lineage is a riddle; to me, it's a secret — no, more than a secret — a
source of torment. In Italy, for a quarter of a century, no name has had a more evil
sound than Borgia; if I didn't already know this, I would discover it anew every ...
Many — and especially those who had reason to fear him — must have believed
that with that stare he could read their most secret thoughts and feelings. When I
saw Cesare for the last time in his murky apartment in the Angel Castle, that ...
His eyes filled with secret resentment and rebellion, the impression he gives of
being alone within himself . . . alone but self-sufficient, alone but free: in Tullia s
eyes that is a privilege next to which everything she could attain as a courtesan ...
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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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