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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Sometimes, seized by a desire to unburden herself, she called us to her in some
deserted chamber or in one of the roof gardens and gave passionate details of
the past in Milan: how her father, the lawful duke, was deposed and finally ...
"Because he could call his father grandfather as well?" "Oh God, who put that
idea into your head? I swear to God that it isn't true. My papa loved me as he
would love his most precious possession. Why must that tenderness be
besmirched by ...
"Do you think that you would have had a cardinal for a father if in my time I hadn't
kept myself in hand day in and day out? I knew what I wanted. I worked hard on
myself. You have to make yourself irreplaceable, the most beautiful, the most ...
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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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