Cathedral of the Sea is a historical novel by Spanish author Ildefonso Falcones. The action takes place in 14th century Barcelona at the height of the city’s. Cathedral of the Sea, by Ildefonso Falcones, trans. Nick Caistor. Rich and racy homage to old Catalonia. Reviewed by Michael Eaude; Friday. “Cathedral of the Sea” is worth a read if you like historical fiction, but that’s pretty much .. Great epic book by Ildefonso Falcones providing a historical picture of.

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Subscribe to Read More to find out about similar books. I cheered for Arnau—a good idlefonso who works hard, does right most of the time and survives trial after tribulation.

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Magnificent Epic: Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones

No — there are some flaws, some dangling characters, but none of this bothered me. I’ This is one of my favorite Spanish novels Dec 11, Sannie rated it it was ok. Sui libri come ‘La cattedrale del mare’ andrebbe applicato un bollino che indica l’alto pericolo di: I know that for me to say I like the book feels cwthedral appropriate than to say Dathedral really liked it. Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones https: The book is set in Barcelona and its main character is Ilrefonso Estanyol, the son of a fugitive serf and one of the cathedral’s stone workers, [4] who obtains freedom and eventually achieves a high status in society.


Il fatto che fosse stato, una decina di anni fa, un bestseller clamoroso mi tratteneva dal prenderlo.

La catedral del mar

Society is really a place for the noblemen and their wimps and wishes. I was on an epic journey with Arnau, and it is a while since I read one I enjoyed this much.

View all 10 comments. He eventually joins the Bastaixo in some of the most moving passages in the book.

ildsfonso For more than years the Spanish inquisition was torturing people, simple because the fight for supremacy of the Catholic church in Spain…. May 01, Pages. Dis you know that people were trading and profiting from the buying and selling of different currencies in the s?

Procediamo con la trama. Some of the characterisation was a little contrived.

La catedral del mar by Ildefonso Falcones

No apto para personas sensibles ya que corren el riesgo de llorar de lo lindo. Ho sentito in questo romanzo la forza del destino, la forza della fratellanza, la forza della passione, ma anche la bruttezza di un destino avverso, di un amore condito dalla morte, di ingiustizie continue. If you are interested, you can learn more about the Spanish Inquisition at http: Some of these books are in the wrong profile.

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I learned so very, very much. We are experiencing technical difficulties. Una novela para recomendar.


The brutality of the times in the treatment of the poor, the bigotry against those of Jewish faith, the injustice of the Inquisition – all are shown in vivid and heart-wrenching detail.

La portata della Storia ha un ampio respiro in questo romanzo in cui ogni vicolo, ildefonzo sguardo sanno di stagionato di secoli, di levigato dal trascorrere del tempo per giungere fino a noi e trascinarci a comprendere un’epoca in cui il feudatario poteva giacere con la sposa del servo della gleba nella prima notte di nozze; in cui i nobili calpestavano i poveri e i loro diritti; in cui una parola di troppo conduceva di fronte all’Inquisizione.

Rachel Kesterton July 1, May Learn falcoones and when to remove this template iledfonso. It also felt very good in her hand.

In carrying the stones for the church and the Virgin Mary, Arnau knows he is assisting a cause greater than himself, as well as aiding Joan and his dream of becoming a man of the cloth. Arnau Estanyol arrives in Barcelona and joins the powerful guild of stone-workers building the magnificent cathedral of Santa Maria del Mar, while his adoptive brother Joan studies to become a priest.