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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He knew that he was largely to blame for the misunderstanding between himself
and the heirs of Pope Julius. Once he had begun the work, he had not bothered
about fulfilling the commission in a businesslike way. He could never remember ...
She knew that feeling: it was a prelude to the passion which had driven her into
his arms in the past. Now the only affection shown between them were formal
kisses of greeting and farewell. She tried to distract herself from the restlessness
c he knew what disease her husband had contracted at Pa- via. She knew also
that she must not mention her discovery, not to Pescara himself, not to others. His
attitude made that clear to her from the beginning. After every attack of dry, ...
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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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