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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That return to Rome was sheer flight; even at the time I realized that. The
vindictive barons followed us to Rome. For safety's sake, Cesare put up at the
palaces of friendly cardinals, sometimes here, sometimes there. We children
scarcely had ...
Because I realized that I needed her intercession, I told her about the visit to the
room opposite the tower. Her obvious terror convinced me that I was in danger; I
reproached myself for my carelessness. Lucrezia hinted at the possibility of flight.
I saw that I had things to do, and in that instant I realized that all that remained of
the years which I had spent at Ischia after Ferrante's death was a bundle of
papers covered with lies. It took all my courage to read carefully through the
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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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