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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nous croaking of frogs; I dozed off, leaning forward against my horse's neck; I was
still asleep when we reached our destination. I remember only certain events
about our stay at the Castle of Carpi. I didn't see Alberto Pio more than once or ...
When I had left Bari on my new spirited horse with my groom behind me and the
mules piled with my baggage, I had considered myself a man of the world, free,
grownup. Very little of that haughty attitude survived in Naples. I spent my days ...
I was sucked, horse and all, into the mob sweeping toward the Castel Sant'
Angelo. The crush in front of the citadel defied description. Soldiers, nobles,
courtiers, prelates, peddlers and shopkeepers, hundreds of women too, fought
side by side ...
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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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