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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There goes the only chaste woman in Rome, Messer. She doesn't often show
herself in public when His Excellency her husband is away with the Emperor's
army. 'I'll be with you as often as Pescara is with his Vittoria.' That's a sarcastic
I hadn't been able to imagine what the woman looked like whose name called up
not only the picture of the stranger in Carpi but also the woman condemned for
incest whom I had seen dragged through the streets of Naples. Not a day of my ...
I remembered that I had found this woman desirable the last time I had seen her.
Since then she had changed in some subtle way. The outward charm remained:
her quiet regal bearing, her bright eyes, the repressed passion of her mouth.
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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
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