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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The silence under the painted, vaulted roof seemed disturbed suddenly by a
rustling, as if an immense multitude were approaching in mortal terror, an
apprehensive, lamenting horde, a swelling tidal wave of fear. The man below,
cringing at ...
Her silence confused me. My words echoed in the silence. It was the first time that
I had openly called Cesare my father. I was excited at the prospect of traveling in
a ship at sea; I couldn't think about anything else. I forgot that I didn't know why ...
Only Strozzi sometimes sends a messenger for news: still no hope? Tullia doesn't
answer and Giulia sobs and curses in helpless rage. In the silence of the night, a
new idea takes possession of her. Tullia is bewitched. Didn't the Borgia have ...
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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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