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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A guest, a foreigner, insulted in her house. Petrarch is forgotten; now the subject
is politics. A dispute, an exchange of abuse followed by challenges to combat
outside. Messer Pietro's guest stands by the Spaniard. The two are the first to
And anyway Giulia rejects anyone who can't satisfy the highest requirements of
rank and wealth. But Messer Pietro's interest in her lovers stems from other
motives. Giulia urges her daughter to grant the requests of this trusted, worthy
friend of ...
Messer Pietro takes a lock between thumb and forefinger, rubbing it with the
gesture of an expert. "Beautiful, beautiful! Not too dry, not too red . . . Not one
woman in Rome can manage that." Giulia approaches with wine and sweets. Her
tone of ...
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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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