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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... paying no attention to our surroundings, rolled through the chamber, dragging
carpets with us, knocking over candlesticks. Those present — shadows in the
background, prelates, nobles, a handful of servants — smiled and clapped,
Afrosina, didn't I tell you this morning that you had to disappear? Is my home a
public house or a bordello? Do you think you can lie around all day in my bed so
you can receive their lordships my servants as soon as I show my heels? Get out!
Caterina came on a mule, surrounded by a handful of shabby servants. She wore
a threadbare, shrunken robe of state; her large feet protruded from beneath it.
Her face was as brown and weath- erbeaten as a farmer's or a soldier's. She took
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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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