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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"I knew that Don Rodrigo existed. Madonna was sensible enough to know that
she couldn't have the boy here with her while he was still a child. It was
handsome enough of me to be ready to accept her two previous marriages in the
I had a child, my first child, that was taken from me after it was born. No one
would ever tell me what became of him. He was never mentioned again, never
more. He might never have existed." "Because he could call his father
grandfather as ...
That mysterious child of Lucrezia's, from whom apparently neither she nor
anyone else had ever received word nor sign — that bastard, born in the period
between her first and second marriages . . . had she really believed for a time that
I was ...
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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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