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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She had been seventeen years old when she was married to Ferrante Francesco
d'Avalos, Marquis of Pescara. That was an alliance with favorable terms for both
parties. She spent the years between the betrothal and the actual marriage at ...
The apartments they gave Ferrante and me were far away from each other — and
there was so little space that we had to share our bedrooms with the members of
our retinues. We were never alone together for an instant. And we didn't want ...
And I'll never be able to meet Alfonso again without remembering that he has
seen Ferrante with that Other. . . . Alfonso. My ward, for years the center of my life.
The only real peace I've ever known came from him. All the time I was raising him
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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
Pietro Aretino and Giovanni Borgia
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