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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I had heard descriptions of her elegant appearance and manners, heard her
letters read aloud, heard her conduct both praised and criticized. Vannozza had
spoken of her with awed respect, Cesare with indulgent irony, Sancia with envy, ...
"When and where have you first heard those . . . rumors?" "Friend, the people
shouted it from the housetops at the time, in Rome, in every town, village and
hamlet in Italy. I heard it when I was still a boy in Arezzo. But believe me, today it's
I have no words to describe what I heard and saw while I hung over the cornices
of roofs, hid behind balustrades and chimney stacks. All my life I had believed in
the discipline and control of the Spanish. The last remains of my self- respect ...
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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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