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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Rodrigo bombarded me with questions, but I did not want to tell him anything. For
the first time, I became sharply aware of the difference in age between us. With
the visit to Bari of Alfonso d'Este, Lucrezia's husband, my childhood ended for ...
When I had climbed up again, I found Rodrigo lying unconscious in his own vomit
. As time went on, I ventured further, down to the place where the gulls' nests, like
grey scales, covered the face of the rocks. While I was busy emptying nests, ...
I believed Lucrezia only partially when she gave her longing for Rodrigo as a
reason for our meeting in Carpi. Had she really hoped to be able to exorcise
certain ghosts in herself if she, when she thought of Rodrigo, could call up his
face, his ...
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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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