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The Scarlet City
The Scarlet City

The Scarlet City

A Novel of 16th Century Italy

FICTION

368 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, Mobipocket, EPUB, PDF

Trade Paper, $15.95 (US $15.95) (CA $18.95)

Publication Date: August 2005

ISBN 9780897333726

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Aug 2005)
Academy Chicago Publishers

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Overview

Although he bears one of the most notorious names in all of Italy, Giovanni Borgia doesn't know his parentage. Hella Haasse uses the Italian Wars as a backdrop for Giovanni's agonizing quest for his identity. Set against the backdrop of the Italian wars, this novel seeks to unravel the puzzle of Giovanni Borgia's true identity. Machiavelli, Vittoria Colonna, Michelangelo, the Borgias and the Medici are some of the characters who inhabit the secretive and dangerous world of sixteenth century Rome.

Reviews

"Haasse once again serves up a historical page-turner..." — Kirkus Reviews

"A brilliant picture of an uncertain age..." — Library Journal

Author Biography

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.