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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Now, after all these years, I know that his unwavering dark look was not for us,
but for Alexander. Whenever I think of Cesare, I see him with that expression on
his face — a look at once mocking, contemptuous and wryly amused: the sourly ...
But when in the heat of argument she met his eyes — smoldering under frowning
brows, dark, annoyed at her opposition, derisive — then in her confusion she
forgot all her objections. She knew that feeling: it was a prelude to the passion ...
Rows of dark window openings stared at me from the fortress. I walked my horse
slowly across the bridge. Every hoofbeat seemed to remove me irrevocably from
the freedom which I had enjoyed in Naples. But I no longer had any choice: I ...
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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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