Scarlet City The: A NOVEL OF 16TH CENTURY ITALY
Academy Chicago Publishers, 30 aug. 2005 - 368 pagina's
Although he bears one of the most notorious names in all of Italy, Giovanni Borgia doesn't know his parentage. Hella Haasse uses the Italian Wars as a backdrop for Giovanni's agonizing quest for his identity.
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Listen, you can hear every Italian dialect here. And arguing and bragging and
telling jokes . . . Those cardplayers and dicethrowers there have found a more
amusing way to spend their time . . . That's right, go on, gentlemen, let the money
Now listen, child, stop acting like a stone statue, you're breaking my heart and
Messer Strozzi's too, oh, he doesn't complain to me, but I can certainly see it, I
can certainly notice it, he's at the end of his rope too, watch out that we don't lose
She leaned forward and grasped Vittoria's right hand in her own hard dry ones.
Her eyes began to glitter with zeal, a look that Vittoria remembered well. "Listen, I
need your help. I can manage Giulia's marriage myself; besides, His Holiness is ...
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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
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