The scarlet city: a novel of 16th-century Italy
Academy Chicago Publishers, 1990 - 367 pagina's
In this masterly novel, Hella Haasse, the author of last year's bestselling takes readers to a 16th-century Italy torn by the savage violence of war and by sinister intrigues for power, and Giovanni Borgia's agonizing search for his true origins.
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All of life at Bari was permeated with an air of expectation. Isabella and everyone
who shared her exile considered Bari to be merely a way-station. Our hearts, our
thoughts, were in Milan. Messengers came and went, reporting events in ...
time since I had left Bari, I faced the fact that I did not know the purpose of my
journey. I identified that purpose with the mysterious female figure. Later, during
my years of wandering in Naples, when I was violently tormented by doubt about
I saw him a few times at Bari surrounded by his retinue and Isabella's courtiers; I
was never introduced to him nor did he ever speak a word to me. He could not
know that twice his presence and news of his activities have had a decisive ...
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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
The Italian Wars
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