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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"But here again I haven't received any definite answer and I sit biting my nails,
waiting, always waiting. My money has run out. Neither you nor I have anything
left to sell or pawn. I can't pay my men, so I have to let them plunder —137—
"I have no time to go on waiting. Help that's delayed will come too late for me.
Don't say anything — I hope you understand what I mean. That's enough." His
look silenced me, as usual. Why does he refuse to spare himself? Is he really
Francesco is yet another Sforza, the younger brother of Bona's ex-bridegroom.
There's nothing new under the sun: Francesco seems to be incompetent too, a
puppet in Messer Morone's hands. Waiting in the anteroom that day, I learned
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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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