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 thought I kept seeing Rodrigo in the shadows and in the dark; I kept hearing his
voice in the rustling of the wind and the sea. / had not thrown him off the rocks —
but I felt inexplicably guilty. I have carried that feeling with me everywhere ever ...
He could see that she was making every effort to hide her real thoughts and
feelings. He knew that she constantly made sure that he had care and attention,
that she never stopped thinking about him, that she was always watching, always
feeling that I must justify my existence by performing great acts, I would be
contented even if I were only a mercenary with no possessions but my weapons
and my pay, just one among many, always subject to the order of my superiors.
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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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