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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I want to talk to you face to face about Messer Girolamo Morone and the matter
which brought him here. This is in all our interests. God grant that I'll be able to
talk to you about it myself very soon. I've fastened all my hopes on your
In the Chancellery of the Vatican, there's more talk about him than about anyone
else. He acts as if he doesn't notice, goes his own way, keeps quiet and provides
material for fresh rumors. Maybe you can get him to talk, Tullia mia? Who knows ...
... can only keep moving, as long as she can talk, talk. . . She has intentionally
never had anything to do with the other inhabitants of the quarter. She knew the
value of a haughty attitude. Now she would —289— Tullia d'Aragona.
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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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