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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I've asked the Emperor to award me Carpi — and there hasn't been any response
to that request either! Now what do you think about that?" "Well, I think the
Emperor might just be extremely cautious ... He gives things a lot of thought .
I don't like people who let themselves be talked into things easily. But I'll give you
just this to consider: remember that I can render an invaluable service to you.
There's nothing you can't accomplish with my help, Messer. Of course you have
Oh yes, you were in Ischia then, you were busy with other things. I haven't read
your poetry about your husband; I don't read anything any more except the Word
of God and the Letters of the Apostles. You must forgive me for being out of touch.
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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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