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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Una vida extenuante, siempre al amparo de la catedral de la mar, que le iba a llevar de la miseria del fugitivo a la nobleza y la riqueza. I have always had more fascination with the Moorish occupation of the Iberian peninsula and have never visited Barcelona even if this is a rather popular place to go to when you are Dutch. The very beginning was pretty interesting, and I found the character of a young man essentially raising his baby alone with his remote wife as a successful medieval serf in pastoral Spain very compelling.

There is nothing to be sorry for. The novel is informative and as it is based bj historical fact I did learn a good deal about the history of fourteenth century Barcelona.

Cathedral of the Sea

They had this hostel in common. Lists with This Book. To ask other readers questions about La catedral del marplease sign up. I learned so very, very much.

Book review: Ildefonso Falcones’ *Cathedral of the Sea*

There I gave up on this book at page of La calidad literaria me parece flojita y simplemente comercial. Ofra Yes, but not on Kindle.

Quotes from La Catedral Del Mar. Each character was rounded and well thought out, but maybe the fact that all was so well planned, that there were few bizarre elements, that it simply felt a bit boring.

Some were small and dusty, abandoned rather than left for someone else’s joy, others were tall and sparkling new, clearly left behind because the owner had had to free up space falconez his or her backpack it was a backpacker’s hostel.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones https: Geri, The History Lady July 1, During a pleasant stay at a small hostel at the top of a ny hill, or possibly a small mountain in Sorrento, a young woman once discovered a bookshelf.

At over pages, Cathedral of the Sea is a weighty book, but each of those pages is worthwhile.

Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones – Penguin Books Australia

I will take a look at your link. Some were in Italian, or Portuguese.

In carrying the stones for the church and the Virgin Mary, Arnau knows he is assisting a cause greater than cathedrla, as well as aiding Joan and his dream of becoming a man of the cloth. With over seven million copies sold, his work has been translated into more than 40 languages worldwide.

It was built at the site of an older church and underneath it is an ancient Roman cemetery. She read what was written about it on it’s back and love was in the air; it sounded perfect.

Refresh and try again. View all 8 comments. La catedral del mar is a historical novel by Spanish author Ildefonso Falcones.

This is the Cathedral of the Sea: Ci sarebbero molte altre cose da dire: Dec 11, Sannie rated it it was ok. Trivia About La catedral del m She loved oc book so much fqlcones didn’t have a heart to leave it behind for somebody else to read when she left the next hostel. Nov 17, Teresa rated it really liked it. La bruttezza di quando due fratelli smettono di essere tali.

It’s like Moll Flanders–Arnau just goes from place to place, getting more and more successful but with very few insights into what he thinks or feels. En het laatste boek voor was een absolute topper.


Apple Audible downpour eMusic audiobooks. This is one of my favorite Spanish novels La portata della Storia ha un ampio respiro in questo romanzo in cui ogni vicolo, ogni 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.

Magnificent Epic: Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones

Falcoes least Moll Flanders makes some coy statements about her contemporary era, which are interesting to read in the modern era. So why only three stars? With time, Arnau prospers and falls secretly in love with a forbidden woman.

Falcones non perde mai la bussola nonostante le decine di personaggi che compaiono. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Ildefobso.

See all books by Ildefonso Falcones. Its humblest inhabitants are building, stone by stone, a magnificent church to overlook their harbour.

Una novela que golpea y a la vez conforta al lector.

Questo romanzo di Ildefonso Falcones mi ha guardato a lungo ildefonsi scaffale della biblioteca. Wouldn’t there be a huge storm if God wanted to punish us? Instead she brought it along on her journey, and later, home with her. All the boxes are ticked and this makes for the predictability. The action takes place in 14th century Barcelona at the height of the city’s trade and military power in the Mediterranean, during the construction of Santa Maria del Cathedrwl serving as background to the story.

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