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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Many — and especially those who had reason to fear him — mustnave believed
that with that stare he could read their most secret thoughts and feelings. When I
saw Cesare for the last time in his murky apartment in the Angel Castle, that ...
I had to bribe various members of the household before I managed to get my
request for an interview conveyed to Isabella. She had scarcely changed,
although her hair was white. I could understand less than ever what caused that
His eyes filled with secret resentment and rebellion, the impression he gives of
being alone within himself . . . alone but self-sufficient, alone but free: in Tullia's
eyes that is a privilege next to which everything she could attain as a courtesan ...
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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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