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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Rodrigo bombarded me with questions, but I did not want to tell him anything. For
the first time, I became sharply aware of the difference in age between us. ®&)
With the visit to Ban of Alfonso d'Este, Lucrezia's husband, my childhood ended ...
When I had climbed up again, I found Rodrigo lying unconscious in his own vomit
. As time went on, I ventured further, down to the place where the gulls' nests, like
grey scales, covered the face of the rocks. While I was busy emptying nests, ...
On my knees I begged to have Rodrigo with me. After that my husband went to
Bari to get him." "But Rodrigo did not want to go," I said harshly. I had struck her
more deeply than she had struck me. She turned her face away and said nothing.
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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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