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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There was whispering among the courtiers which was hushed abruptly when I
came near, but which began again as soon as I walked away. Alfonso's treatment
of me was even more hurtful to me. He inspected me at our first meeting as if he ...
My enemies think I'm the crudest scoundrel who ever walked God's earth ... I
have to put up with this insubordinate behavior, this disorder and confusion — it
drives me mad!" "Does everybody know about this situation? Is it public
I walked through the burned-out slums running parallel with the Tiber, in the hope
of finding a point somewhere beyond Trastevere where I would be able to reach
the river without being noticed. When I saw a light approaching and heard the ...
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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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