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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To guests and retinue he offered masculine diversion: heavy meals, long
horseback rides over the marshy fields outside Ferrara and — a still more
exhausting occupation — nocturnal visits to his mistresses and women friends.
Alfonso had a ...
There were two women in there — one old, fat, still out of breath from raving, and
one young, extraordinarily beautiful, who reclined in a corner, yawning and
looking bored. By the light of the torches, she seemed covered from head to foot
A man of the world, a courtier, someone known in and outside of Rome, who is
well-informed about everything, has more influence than anyone can imagine,
but at the same time can talk with women for hours about things in which only ...
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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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