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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She seeks the look which has been in her thoughts since her first encounter with
him, but sees that he has eyes only for the thick red-blonde strands of hair which
coil like snakes, which radiate the warmth of the sun and give off a strong odor of
a novel of 16th-century Italy Hella S. Haasse. When Tullia noticed that I kept
looking at her hair, she braided it and pinned it up; later she tied a kerchief over it.
It irritated me that she forced me to think of Lucrezia and Lucrezia's bent for
Tullia's shift, there a lock of hair on her bare shoulder, as if her daughter were an
object that was being brought out for inspection. When the door of Tullia's
chamber closed behind her and Giovanni, Giulia remained, sulking, brooding,
alone in ...
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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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