The Scarlet City (häftad)
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Format
Häftad (Paperback / softback)
Språk
Engelska
Antal sidor
368
Utgivningsdatum
2005-08-01
Upplaga
2
Förlag
Academy Chicago Publishers
Översättare
Anita Miller
Illustrationer
Illustrations, unspecified
Dimensioner
221 x 146 x 24 mm
Vikt
454 g
Antal komponenter
1
Komponenter
Paperback
ISBN
9780897333726

The Scarlet City

A Novel of 16th Century Italy

Häftad,  Engelska, 2005-08-01
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In The Scarlet City, Hella Haasse takes us to 16th-century Italy, which is torn by savage violence of war and sinister intrigues for power. The novel centers around Giovanni Borgia, a mysterious figure known in history as the infans Romanus, or child of Rome. Although he bears one of the most notorious names in all of Italy, Giovanni doesn't know his parentage. Is Cesare Borgia his father or his brother? Or is he no relation at all? Is Lucrezia Borgia his mother or his sister -- or possibly both? Hella Haasse uses the ferment and intrigue of the Italian Wars -- during which French, Swiss, Spanish and German armies surged into Italy -- as a backdrop for Giovanni's agonizing quest for his identiy. Giovanni's search introduces us to some of the most intriguing people of the times: Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Vittoria Colonna and Lucrezia Borgia. hella Haasse draws each with great depth and brilliant color.
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Hella S. Haasse has written 17 novels as well as poetry, plays and essays, and has received many honors and awards including the Netherlands State Award for Literature. Her books have been translated into English, French, German, Swedish, Italian, Hungarian, Serbo-Croatian and Welsh.