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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Now, after all these years, I know that his unwavering dark look was not for us,
but for Alexander. Whenever I think of Cesare, I see him with that expression on
his face — a look at once mocking, contemptuous and wryly amused: the sourly ...
He was an imposing figure himself, they say, except for his last years when he
got too fat. Tall, dark and strong, most amiable in company, a brilliant speaker, a
man with wit and tact too, he could get his own way with everyone and everything
Through the open door behind her, I saw a series of empty dark rooms. "I've seen
you in the retinue of the Chancellor of Milan. Isn't it odd that you're seeking out
the Marquis now? After what has happened, everyone who supported Signor ...
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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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