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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a novel of 16th-century Italy Hella S. Haasse. nous croaking of frogs; I dozed off,
leaning forward against my horse's neck; I was still asleep when we reached our
destination. I remember only certain events about our stay at the Castle of Carpi.
When I had left Bari on my new spirited horse with my groom behind me and the
mules piled with my baggage, I had considered myself a man of the world, free,
grownup. Very little of that haughty attitude survived in Naples. I spent my days ...
I bought another horse; he was no longer young, but could walk tolerably well.
For a while I roamed around the neighborhood of Naples, accidentally got into a
robbers' den, was pursued by them as a traitor when I decided to get out of it.
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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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