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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CHRONOLOGY: THE ITALIAN WARS [Events occurring in The Scarlet City are
bracketed.] 1492: Election of Alexander VI, Borgia Pope. His daughter Lucrezia
marries first husband, Giovanni Sforza. 1494: Charles VIII of France invades Italy.
Lucrezia took the pieces from me and smiled with a graceful gesture of self-
reproach — a show intended for the many eyes which were looking in our
direction — but the trembling of her lips, the wild blind gleam in her eyes, did not
I believed Lucrezia only partially when she gave her longing for Rodrigo as a
reason for our meeting in Carpi . Had she really hoped to be able to exorcise
certain ghosts in herself if she, when she thought of Rodrigo, could call up his
face, his ...
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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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