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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Giberti was standing behind the Pope's chair; he was stiff and silent — he
seemed to be waiting with the same tension to see what I was going to say. I
noticed that he kept running his fingers slowly down the row of buttons on his
gown. At first I ...
Francesco is yet another Sforza, the younger brother of Bona's ex-bridegroom.
There's nothing new under the sun: Francesco seems to be incompetent too, a
puppet in Messer Morone's hands. Waiting in the anteroom that day, I learned
Even when no one spoke to her, she looked as though she were waiting,
listening. One day she sent for me. I found her standing motionless before the
window with a letter in her hand. She said that the Marquis had requested her to
come to ...
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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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