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 that he sent his servants and retinue out of the chamber. I remained
standing before him while he polished off his morning meal: meat, wine and fruit.
"At her request, an inquiry concerning your birth has been instituted in Rome.
There are ...
Afrosina, didn't I tell you this morning that you had to disappear? Is my home a
public house or a bordello? Do you think you can lie around all day in my bed so
you can receive their lordships my servants as soon as I show my heels? Get out!
A room, what am I saying, a hole, a pigsty, four walls with a roof on top, nothing
more; servants, furniture, my food and drink and clothing — I have to provide
these for myself. And all because of a couple of sonnets!" "I've heard something
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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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