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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As soon as he had arrived in Rome, he had felt the movement, the unrest that
betrays the undercurrents of rumor. He closed his ears to the echo of this intrigue,
but it remained audible around him during his stay at the court — an attendant ...
I have never based my opinion on rumors. It's bad enough that doubt has
poisoned our thoughts, blurred our vision . . . Giovanni, I shall write to Ferrara that
I support your decision to leave. A man is what he wants to be. I think that you
must be ...
A NOVEL OF 16TH CENTURY ITALY Hella S. Haasse. "They know how to reach
their goals. Their opponents will never forgive and forget that. I say to you once
more: I can't judge. There's no sense in raking up old rumors. That won't help you.
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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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