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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... paying no attention to our surroundings, rolled through the chamber, dragging
carpets with us, knocking over candlesticks. Those present — shadows in the
background, prelates, nobles, a handful of servants — smiled and clapped,
Everywhere he went, he was surrounded by the atmosphere of the hunting party
or the army camp. Bulldogs and greyhounds followed him or lay around his chair.
Lute players and fools were banished to the servants' quarters. "Frippery and ...
Afrosina, didn't I tell you this morning that you had to disappear? Is my home a
public house or a bordello? Do you think you can lie around all day in my bed so
you can receive their lordships my servants as soon as I show my heels? Get out!
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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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