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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On every gust of wind, from every nook and cranny of the papal palace, the dirty
mocking words blew at him. He kept silent, acting as if the halls and galleries
were peopled with ghosts. He had become a stranger in Rome. The city seemed
Hangings were torn from the walls, statues smashed to pieces, doors and
windows kicked in, and the horses from the stud farm driven in a stampede
directly through the palace to the outside. Giberti's costly porcelain services burst
into a ...
When I trouble to stand up and look out a window, I see piles of rubble overgrown
with weeds, the ruins of devastated burned-out houses . . . like islands between
churches and palaces with defaced, fire-blackened walls. There's a persistent ...
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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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