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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He had grown thin; at intervals a restless light flickered in his eyes. I found this
odd: an unwavering, lackluster dark stare had always been characteristic of
Cesare. I believe that others had noticed this too. It didn't surprise me to hear it
"Don't show any surprise," she answered in Spanish, without taking her eyes from
the dancing dwarves. "We shall have plenty of time to speak in private. For God's
sake, behave naturally. Everyone is watching us." She laughed and clapped ...
When Pope Alexander seemed to be prepared to pay well for Madonna's
acceptance into the House of Este, we turned a blind eye to one thing and
another. And, incidentally, we knew how to tame her. To her credit I must say that
she does ...
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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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