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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Their opponents will never forgive and forget that. I say to you once more: I can't
judge. There's no sense in raking up old rumors. That won't help you. You're
grown up. You want to know yourself. You belong to a new generation that won't
He was never mentioned again, never more. He might never have existed." "
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
I realized that I had never possessed anything in the world so completely as I did
that helpless creature on the mule. I, who had never been able to discover any
meaning or purpose in my life, recognized both while I walked silently beside her.
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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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