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 permitted us to kiss the ring on his forefinger, and his hand, which was broad,
soft and always very warm. Then he bent forward and squeezed us against him,
breathing heavily with emotion; his velvet cape smelled of stale incense and ...
After all, I had gone to Ferrara of my own accord, driven by the desire to learn the
truth about my birth. Now that I had taken this step, I preferred to accept whatever
followed rather than to go on living in uncertainty. With my hand on the pommel ...
Tullia, smiling, raises her right hand. Strozzi kisses the hand: she must excuse his
agitation, he is no longer master of himself, great transformations are at hand, the
deliverance of Italy is approaching, "Listen, Tullia. . ." When Messer Pietro ...
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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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