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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Sometimes, seized by a desire to unburden herself, she called us to her in some
deserted chamber or in one of the roof gardens and gave passionate details of
the past in Milan: how her father, the lawful duke, was deposed and finally ...
"Because he could call his father grandfather as well?" "Oh God, who put that
idea into your head? I swear to God that it isn't true. My papa loved me as he
would love his most precious possession. Why must that tenderness be
besmirched by ...
Aristocratic idleness is dangerous; more dangerous still is the innate Spanish
pride inherited from her father, a pride which prefers poverty and death to the loss
of honor. Her mother knows how to strike at this self- conscious brooding.
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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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