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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^N he didn t think much about Messer Morone's visit at first. ^^S She knew that
Pescara and the Chancellor of Milan were acquaintances. His arrival with that
great retinue gave the impression of being official: that wasn't surprising. It was
Afterward, she waited for Morone so that she could conduct him out — something
she wasn't obliged to do, but she felt that a courtly gesture was needed to round
off the interview. Pescara could be violently suspicious when he was racked ...
"But then what was the purpose of Morone's visit?" Pescara pushed her arm
away and sat up straight. "Go over there to that chair and look at me. That's how
Morone saw me. He let himself be misled by a conjuror's trick — that red light.
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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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