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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... but regal in bearing and gesture; the shy, quick-tempered Gioffredo, his
youngest brother, who was comfortable only with children and animals; his
fortress-builder and engineer Messer Leonardo da Vinci, that man with the
penetrating eyes, ...
At about that same time there was a rumor that Madonna Lucrezia had had a
child. Whether that was slander or not, the echo of that rumor has reverberated
for a long time. My father demanded an official denial from Rome before he
I had a child, my first child, that was taken from me after it was born. No one
would ever tell me what became of him. He was never mentioned again, never
more. He might never have existed." "Because he could call his father
grandfather as ...
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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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