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Download or read book The Sun Over Breda written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2008-06-24 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The third swashbuckling adventure in the internationally acclaimed Captain Alatriste series. Fifteen-year-old Iñigo Balboa enlists to serve as his master’s aide, and narrates their further adventures of swordplay and skirmishes, mutiny and wartime honor, as Captain Alatriste rejoins his Cartagena regiment to take part in the battles and siege of Breda. In Spain, Alatriste’s nemesis, Luis de Alquézar, grows more powerful, as Iñigo’s mysterious friend Angélica hints at some plans upon his return. Once again the exploits of the seventeenth-century mercenary will thrill and delight the legions of readers eager to cheer a hero for the ages.


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ISBN 10 : 9781474608862
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book The Sun Over Breda written by Arturo Perez-Reverte and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2017-11-16 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The third in the bestselling Captain Alatriste series. Flanders, 1625. After his tussles with the Inquisition and the intrigue of the Spanish court, Captain Alatriste has returned to the mud and desperation of the long war in Flanders. This is Iñigo's first experience of war and the realities of hand to hand combat. It is on the battlefield that he will finally have the chance to become a man and prove his worth. The troops are weary and ill-nourished and the winter has been long. As Spain sinks ever further into depravity and corruption, the soldiers have not been paid and must survive by whatever ways they can. Mutiny is in the air, but the Spaniards are strong and their famous iron discipline has brought them many victories against the Calvinist forces of the heretics. Reputation, honour, and the glory of Spain will keep them in the fight, but for how long? Meanwhile, the Captain's trusted friend Quevedo's star is rising at court and he keeps Alatriste appraised of the machinations of his arch-enemy Luis de Alquézar and the notorious assassin with the black heart, Gualterio Malatesta.


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ISBN 10 : 029784864X
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Download or read book The Sun Over Breda written by Arturo Pérez-Reverte and published by . This book was released on 2007 with total page 275 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The third in the bestselling Captain Alatriste series.


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ISBN 10 : 3039111361
Pages : 354 pages
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Download or read book The Dutch Revolt Through Spanish Eyes written by Yolanda Rodríguez Pérez and published by Peter Lang. This book was released on 2008 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historical and literary works from the Spanish Golden Age offer a wealth of information about the Spanish view of the conflict in the Netherlands during the Dutch Revolt and the ensuing Eighty Years' War (1568-1648). The war in the cold north was to become a fixed component in the lives of the Spaniards of the Golden Age for many years. This book reconstructs the images that the Spanish had of the Netherlands and its inhabitants. These images are inextricably intertwined with the picture that the Spanish constructed of themselves as participants in the conflict. This book follows the developments of these images from the construction of an image of the enemy that reached a climax between 1621 and 1648 and then gradually faded away. Which images and representations circulated the most, and where did they come from? Which rhetoric was used to present them to the public, and in which genres and contexts were they disseminated and preserved? On the basis of a varied collection of sources, war chronicles and plays, as well as pamphlets, poems, historical works and prose writings, the author illustrates the appearance of the Netherlands through Spanish eyes during the course of the Eighty Years' War.


Download Vel  zquez and The Surrender of Breda PDF
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Download or read book Vel zquez and The Surrender of Breda written by Anthony Bailey and published by Henry Holt and Company. This book was released on 2011-11-08 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Behind the famous painting by Diego Velázquez lies a rich story of the artist's life in art What began as propaganda art to celebrate a rare Spanish victory in the Eighty Years' War with Holland, The Surrender at Breda is today recognized as Velázquez's narrative masterpiece. Breda is packed with vivid military detail—whole armies are suggested on the huge canvas, twelve feet high and eleven feet wide. Unlike typical surrender scenes, there is neither a heroic victor on horseback nor a vanquished commander on his knees. Instead the rivals appear on foot almost as equals. The loser bends forward to offer the key and receives a chivalrous pat on his shoulder, as if to say: "Fortune has favored me, but our roles might have been reversed." Anthony Bailey examines the paintings from which the artist arose, coaxing stories from them that flesh out a complete portrait of one of the world's major artists whose personal life has remained largely unknown.


Download Friendly Fire in the Literature of War PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781476667218
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Download or read book Friendly Fire in the Literature of War written by Earl R. Anderson and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2017-04-24 with total page 231 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The term "friendly fire" was coined in the 1970s but the theme appears in literature from ancient times to the present. It begins the narrative in Aeschylus's Persians and Larry Heinemann's Paco's Story. It marks the turning point in Homer's Iliad, Virgil's Aeneid, the Chanson de Roland, Stephen Crane's The Red Badge of Courage and Tim O'Brien's Going After Cacciato. It is the subject of transformative disclosure in Jaan Kross's Czar's Madman, Ron Kovic's Born on the Fourth of July, O'Brien's In the Lake of the Woods and A.B. Yehoshua's Friendly Fire. In some stories, events propel the characters into a friendly-fire catastrophe, as in Thomas Taylor's A Piece of this Country and Oliver Stone's 1986 film Platoon. This study examines friendly fire in a broad range of literary contexts.


Download Lonely Planet Pocket Madrid PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781760340124
Pages : 290 pages
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Download or read book Lonely Planet Pocket Madrid written by Lonely Planet and published by Lonely Planet. This book was released on 2015-12-01 with total page 290 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Lonely Planet: The world's leading travel guide publisher Lonely Planet Pocket Madrid is your passport to the most relevant, up-to-date advice on what to see and skip, and what hidden discoveries await you. View the marvellous frescoes at Plaza Mayor, see Picasso's Guernica at the Reina Sofia, or have a picnic in Parque del Buen Retiro; all with your trusted travel companion. Get to the heart of the best of Madrid and begin your journey now! Inside Lonely Planet Pocket Madrid: Full-colour maps and images throughout Highlights and itineraries help you tailor your trip to your personal needs and interests Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices Honest reviews for all budgets - eating, sleeping, sight-seeing, going out, shopping, hidden gems that most guidebooks miss Free, convenient pull-out Madrid map (included in print version), plus over 19 colour neighbourhood maps User-friendly layout with helpful icons, and organised by neighbourhood to help you pick the best spots to spend your time Covers Salamanca, Plaza Mayor, Royal Madrid, El Retiro, La Latina, Lavapies, Malasana, Chueca, Sol, Santa Ana, Huertas, and more eBook Features: (Best viewed on tablet devices and smartphones) Downloadable PDF and offline maps prevent roaming and data charges Effortlessly navigate and jump between maps and reviews Add notes to personalise your guidebook experience Seamlessly flip between pages Bookmarks and speedy search capabilities get you to key pages in a flash Embedded links to recommendations' websites Zoom-in maps and images Inbuilt dictionary for quick referencing The Perfect Choice: Lonely Planet Pocket Madrid a colourful, easy-to-use, and handy guide that literally fits in your pocket, provides on-the-go assistance for those seeking only the can't-miss experiences to maximise a quick trip experience. Looking for a comprehensive guide that recommends both popular and offbeat experiences, and extensively covers all of Madrid's neighbourhoods? Check out our Lonely Planet Madrid guide. Looking for more extensive coverage? Check out our Lonely Planet Spain guide for a comprehensive look at all the country has to offer, or Lonely Planet Discover Spain, a photo-rich guide to the country's most popular attractions. Authors: Written and researched by Lonely Planet. About Lonely Planet: Since 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel media company with guidebooks to every destination, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off beaten paths to understand more of the culture of the places in which they find themselves. Important Notice: The digital edition of this book may not contain all of the images found in the physical edition.


Download Crime Scene Spain PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780786454471
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Download or read book Crime Scene Spain written by Jacky Collins and published by McFarland. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 242 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This essay collection examines the changing cultural, political and physical landscape of Spain as represented in Spanish crime fiction of the last three decades. The first several essays focus on crime fiction set in Barcelona and look at, among other topics, the symbiotic relationship between the city and the detective in Francisco González Ledesma’s long-running Inspector Méndez series, Manuel Vázquez Montalbán’s treatments of the 1992 Summer Olympic Games, and place and identity in Alicia Giménez-Bartlett’s Petra Delicado series. Other essays examine regional and cultural illiteracy in Jorge Martínez Reverte’s Gálvez series and Spain’s changing urban centers as represented in Andreu Martin’s El blues de la semana más negra.


Download Arturo P  rez Reverte PDF
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Publisher : Tamesis Books
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ISBN 10 : 1855661500
Pages : 196 pages
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Download or read book Arturo P rez Reverte written by Anne L. Walsh and published by Tamesis Books. This book was released on 2007 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The complex narrative technique of one of Spain's most renowned contemporary authors. The writings of Arturo Pérez-Reverte, one of Spain's most renowned contemporary authors, have been described as a minefield. This monograph examines the complexities behind the narrative technique employed in creating such a minefield, including an analysis of the role played by both male and female characters, the relevance of the past as a motif, and aspects of the role of storytelling in creating mystery where none should exist. Both Revertian novelsand journalistic writing are seen to be part of an over-all game which is played between their author and his readers. Film, too, forms part of the material reviewed as, though Pérez-Reverte is not a script writer, many films have been based on his novels. The text-centred analysis concludes that the themes of interest in all Revertian output revolve around two main areas: the significance of the past, whether historical, cultural, or literary, andthe role of the written word in communicating, in rescuing and in challenging versions of that past in order to combat what Pérez-Reverte terms 'dismemory'. ANNE L. WALSH lectures in Hispanic Studies at University College, Cork.


Download Blood on the Stage  1600 to 1800 PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781538106167
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Download or read book Blood on the Stage 1600 to 1800 written by Amnon Kabatchnik and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2017-08-14 with total page 828 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This volume examines the key representations of transgression drama produced between 1600 and 1800. Arranged in chronological order, the entries consist of plot summary (often including significant dialogue), performance data (if available), opinions by critics and scholars, and other features.


Download Deadly Business  Primavera Blackstone series  Book 4  PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9780755357116
Pages : 230 pages
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Download or read book Deadly Business Primavera Blackstone series Book 4 written by Quintin Jardine and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-01-31 with total page 230 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: There are some people you simply don't mess with... The appearance of a mysterious writer disrupts Primavera Blackstone's carefully guarded world in Quintin Jardine's explosive crime novel Deadly Business. Perfect for fans of Ian Rankin and Peter May. It's the Fiesta de San Juan in Spain, the national celebration of the Summer Solstice, and there's much excitement about a huge firework display in the village of St Marti. But Primavera Blackstone is more inflamed by the appearance of a mysterious writer, Duncan Culshaw, who is determined to rake through the ashes of her past. And when extortion and blackmail are mentioned, Primavera realises the heat is on. Duncan has his fingers burned, playing fast and loose with the fiercely protective Prim, but when he marries a dying woman for her money, threatening the inheritance of Prim's son Tom, things are going to get explosive... but happily, there's a new guardian angel in town. What readers are saying about Deadly Business: 'So many twists and turns that leave you hanging onto every word' 'A page turner from start to finish' 'I found it hard to put the book down until I had read it all. Well written and gripping'


Download Translating the Theatre of the Spanish Golden Age PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781783195350
Pages : 104 pages
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Download or read book Translating the Theatre of the Spanish Golden Age written by David Johnston and published by Bloomsbury Publishing. This book was released on 2015-03-13 with total page 104 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: What this book most definitely is not is yet another academic discussion of Lope de Vega, Calderon and their contemporaries, divorced from any understanding of what makes these plays work so brilliantly on our stages. Instead it is a leading contemporary translator’s account of why these plays deserve to assume their rightful place in our performance repertoire, firmly set within the demands and opportunities of how our theatre works. In a way it is the story of a love affair between a translator and a dramatic tradition whose riches are only now becoming apparent to theatre audiences; but it is also an exploration of the ways in which translation itself takes plays that are distant from us in time and space and makes them real and visible in terms of our own experience and our contemporary sensibilities.


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ISBN 10 : 9781101458846
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Download or read book His Last Letter written by Jeane Westin and published by Penguin. This book was released on 2010-08-03 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: One of the greatest loves of all time-between Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley-comes to life in this vivid novel. They were playmates as children, impetuous lovers as adults-and for thirty years were the center of each others' lives. Astute to the dangers of choosing any one man, the Virgin Queen could never give her "Sweet Robin" what he wanted most-marriage- yet she insisted he stay close by her side. Possessive and jealous, their love survived quarrels, his two disastrous marriages to other women, her constant flirtations, and political machinations with foreign princes. His Last Letter tells the story of this great love... and especially of the last three years Elizabeth and Dudley spent together, the most dangerous of her rule, when their passion was tempered by a bittersweet recognition of all that they shared-and all that would remain unfulfilled.


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ISBN 10 : 9780297864349
Pages : 400 pages
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Download or read book The Siege written by Arturo Perez-Reverte and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2013-08-29 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: WINNER OF THE CWA INTERNATIONAL DAGGER 2014 Cádiz, 1811. While the city is under siege from the marauding French army, an even greater menace is lurking within the city walls: a serial killer is on the loose, flaying young women to death. Each of these murders takes place near where a French bomb has just fallen. In order to find the murderer, police commissioner Rogelio Tizon begins to perceive the city as a vast chessboard as he tries to predict his unknown opponent's next deadly move. In the claustrophobic atmosphere of the besieged town, an heiress, an unscrupulous corsair captain, a taxidermist who is also a spy and a hardened soldier begin to cross paths, and behind them all the figure of Tizon is getting closer to deciphering the lethal pattern behind the murders... With all the intrigue and romance of Pérez-Reverte's bestsellers, THE DUMAS CLUB and THE FLANDERS PANEL, THE SIEGE is the story of a city and a people who will never be the same again.


Download Captain Alatriste PDF
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ISBN 10 : 9781474608848
Pages : 272 pages
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Download or read book Captain Alatriste written by Arturo Perez-Reverte and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2017-11-16 with total page 272 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A thrilling,swashbuckling adventure series starring the Spanish D'Artagnan Captain Alatriste is a swordsman for hire in Spain at a timewhen Court intrigue is high and the decadent young king has dragged the countryinto a series of disastrous wars. As a hired blade, Alatriste becomes involvedin many political plots and must live by his wits. He comes face to face withhired assassins, court players, political moles, smugglers, pirates and ofcourse, the infamous Spanish Inquisition... I ntroducing Iñigo Balboa, Alatriste's young page; Quevedo, asubversive poet who likes to start fights in the local tavern, the elegantCount of Guadalmedina, and the beautiful but deadly Angelica de Alquezar,CAPTAIN ALATRISTE is a thrilling tale of adventure and intrigue that will appealto anyone who enjoyed The Three Musketeers.


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ISBN 10 : 9781474608855
Pages : 288 pages
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Download or read book Purity of Blood written by Arturo Perez-Reverte and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2017-11-16 with total page 288 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The second 'Captain Alatriste' novel, from a series which has sold 4 million copies worldwide A woman has been found in a sedan chair in front of a church, strangled. In her hand is a pouch containing fifty escudos and a handwritten - but unsigned - note bearing the words 'For masses for her soul'. The chief constable Martin Saldana confides in his old friend and comrade in arms, Diego Alatriste. Still in danger from the powerful enemies he made in his first adventure, Captain Alatriste is considering returning to Flanders where the war has just resumed. But first, his old friend Quevedo asks him for a favour. The daughter of one of his friends must be rescued from a convent, which certain 'priests' seem to be treating as little more than a harem. Then the woman who brought the girl to the convent goes missing and the connection is made to the murder at the church. It seems that Alatriste's sword is required once more.


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ISBN 10 : 9780297855842
Pages : 256 pages
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Download or read book The Man In The Yellow Doublet written by Arturo Perez-Reverte and published by Hachette UK. This book was released on 2009-03-12 with total page 256 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Captain Alatriste returns in a swashbuckling tale of intrigue, romance and regicide. Captain Alatriste's affair with the beautiful actress Maria de Castro is rankling not only his long-term mistress but also the King of Spain. With loyal companion Inigo distracted by the affections of Angelica, Alatriste becomes embroiled in a series of tussles outside his lover's house. Ambushed by arch-nemesis Malatesta, a skirmish ensues that leads to the death of Maria's other lover - the monarch himself. But behind this tale of sexual jealousy lurks a darker truth. As it becomes clear that both Alatriste and Inigo have been cunningly honey trapped - and that the dead man was an impostor. With a puppet king waiting dutifully in the wings, Alatriste must use all his cunning and swordsmanly guile to prevent the murder of the real king - and his implication in a crime for which he has been perfectly framed.