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 guests and retinue he offered masculine diversion: heavy meals, long
horseback rides over the marshy fields outside Ferrara and — a still more
exhausting occupation — nocturnal visits to his mistresses and women friends.
Alfonso had a ...
Naturally, he was too fond of beautiful women, but what do you want? He was an
imposing figure himself, they say, except for his last years when he got too fat.
Tall, dark and strong, most amiable in company, a brilliant speaker, a man with
Now she would give anything for heart-to-heart talks with the neighbor women
and market vendors. There are no more reception evenings, there is nothing to
arrange, nothing to prepare for. All the long day, nothing to do but huddle by 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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