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ABSALOM, ABSALOM!
ARROW (RANDOM), 1995

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Quentin Compson and Shreve, his Harvard room-mate, are obsessed by the tragic rise and fall of Thomas Sutpen. As a poor white boy, Sutpen was turned away from a plantation owner's mansion by a negro butler. From then on, he was determined to force his way into the upper echelons of Southern society. His relentless will ensu res his ambitions are soon realised; land, marriage, children, his own troop to fight in the Civil War-but Sutpen returns from the conflict to find his estate in ruins and his family collapsing. Secrets from his own past threaten to ruin the lives of his children and destroy everything he has worked for. ... Leer resumen completo

14.25€

12.82€

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THE RED TENT
Fecha Lanzamiento: 01/06/2004
PAN BOOKS LTD, 2001

12.66€

11.39€

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EL REGRESO DE TROYA
Fecha Lanzamiento: 18/06/2008
LA ESFERA DE LOS LIBROS, 2008

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Tras diez años de guerra, Troya ha caído, sin embargo las penalidades de los vencedores no han hecho más que empezar. Femio, bardo de Ítaca, narra la historia del aciago regreso de los señores de la guerra. Con Casandra a su lado y el tesoro de Troya en su poder, Agamenón vuelve a Micenas, donde su esposa Clitemnestra lleva tiempo alimentando una vengativa furia por el sacrificio de su hija Ifigenia. Entre tanto, su hermano Menelao debe decidir el destino de Helena, por cuya incomparable belleza se libró la guerra. Por su parte, Odiseo, el gran protagonista de esta novela, es un hombre tan traumatizado por la matanza que su propio ingenio ha provocado que ya no se cree merecedor de vivir junto a su esposa y su hijo. Arrastrado por las tempestades y por su propia tormenta interior, se embarca en una travesía que lo llevará a los confines del mundo y lo sumergirá en las sombras de sus propias emociones antes de que una misteriosa liberación le permita culminar su viaje de retorno al hogar. «Una nueva versión de la historia de Homero, que engancha por la mezcla de arcaísmo mítico, psicodrama y la sátira de hoy en día». The Guardian ... Leer resumen completo

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25.00€

22.50€

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IMPERIUM
Fecha Lanzamiento: 07/01/2009
ARROW (RANDOM), 2009

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When Tiro, the confidential secretary of a Roman senator, opens the door to a terrified stranger on a cold November morning, he sets in motion a chain of events which will eventually propel his master into one of the most famous courtroom dramas in history. The stranger is a Sicilian, a victim of the island's corrupt Roman governor, Verres. The senator is Cicero, a brilliant young lawyer and spellbinding orator, determined to attain imperium - supreme power in the state. This is the starting-point of Robert Harris' most accomplished novel to date. Compellingly written in Tiro's voice, it takes us inside the violent, treacherous world of Roman politics, to describe how one man - clever, compassionate, devious, vulnerable - fought to reach the top. ... Leer resumen completo

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10.00€

9.00€

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THE BIBLE OF CLAY
Fecha Lanzamiento: 16/02/2009
CORGI TRANSWORLD, 2009

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Internationally bestselling author Julia Navarro riveted readers around the world with her provocative novel The Brotherhood of the Holy Shroud. Now she goes even further, in this electrifying thriller about a biblical discovery in the Iraqi desert—and a deadly struggle on the eve of war to unearth a truth that’ s waited 3,000 years to be told…. In St. Peter’s Basilica, a man sits in a confessional asking forgiveness for a murder he’s about to commit. And a young priest begins a desperate journey to stop him. It’s the beginning of a ruthless race to find a rumored cache of sacred texts that could be one of the most explosive discoveries of all time. For as Clara Tannenberg and a team of renegade archaeologists journey deep into an Iraq on the brink of war, another far more sinister group is determined to get there first. Sweeping from the time of the biblical patriarchs to the front lines of the Iraqi conflict, from the horrors of Nazi Germany to the back rooms of Washington, D.C., The Bible of Clay is a novel of unrelenting, thought-provoking, and all-too-plausible suspense. ... Leer resumen completo

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7.96€

7.16€

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NORTHANGER ABBEY
Fecha Lanzamiento: 12/08/2002
DOVER, 2000

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NORTHANGER ABBEY is about a naïve young woman whose head is full of the Gothic novels she consumes, and who begins to imagine that life may well be even stranger than fiction. Catherine Morland makes a touching, if somewhat charmingly brainless, heroine; Henry Tilney is a self-possessed and witty hero; and the plot dev ice in which Catherine sees General Tilney as a black-hearted villain out of a Gothic romance is ingenious and engrossing. In fact, this early work is full of sustained and sparkling inventiveness, and exhibits the sharp and accurate social observations of Austen's more mature fiction. ... Leer resumen completo

(1 valoracion)

3.57€

3.21€

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MOSAIC OF SHADOWS
ARROW (RANDOM), 2005

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Byzantium, 1096. When a mysterious assassin looses his arrow at the emperor, he has more than a man in his sights; the keystone of a crumbling empire, he is the solitary figure holding its enemies in check. If he falls, then the mightiest power in Christendom will be torn apart. Aware of the stakes, the emperor hires Demetr ios Askiates, the unveiler of mysteries, to catch the would-be-killer. But Demetrios is entering an unknown world, a babbling cauldron of princes, slaves, mercenaries, pimps and eunuchs. From the depths of the slums to the golden towers of the palace, and from the sands of the hippodrome to the soaring domes of Ayia Sophia, he must edge his way through a glittering maze of treachery and deceit before time runs out. Nor are all the enemies within the city walls. With the Turks rampant across Asia, the emperor has sent to the west for mercenaries to reinforce his position. He gets more than he bargained for, however, when a great army, tens of thousands strong, appears before the gates. The first crusaders have arrived, intent on making their fortunes in war, and they have no allegiance to an empire they eye with jealousy and suspicion. As the armies of east and west confront each other, and the assassin creeps ever closer to his prey, Demetrios must untangle the golden web of intrigue which surrounds the emperor before the city - and the empire - are drowned in blood. ... Leer resumen completo

11.80€

10.62€

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RHADOPIS OF NUBIA
NAJIB MAHFOUZ
WATERBROOK PRESS, 2005

15.65€

14.09€

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BATAVIA S GRAVEYARD
Fecha Lanzamiento: 14/04/2005
PHOENIX (ORION), 2005

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When the Dutch East Indiaman Batavia struck an uncharted reef off the new continent of Australia on her maiden voyage in 1629, 332 men, women and children were on board. While some headed off in a lifeboat to seek help, 250 of the survivors ended up on a tiny coral island less than half a mile long. A band of mutineers, who se motives were almost beyond comprehension, then started on a cold-blooded killing spree, leaving less than 80 people alive when the rescue boat arrived three months later. BATAVIA'S GRAVEYARD tells this strange story as a gripping narrative structured around three strong principal characters: Francisco Pelsaert, the cultivated but weak-willed captain; Jeronimus Cornelisz, a sinister apothecary with a terrifying personal philosophy influenced by Rosicrucianism who set himself up as the ruler of the island; and Wiebbe Hayes, the only survivor with the courage to fight Jeronimus's band. The background to these events, including the story of the Dutch East India Company, and the discovery of Australia, is richly drawn. ... Leer resumen completo

12.85€

11.57€

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Q
ARROW (RANDOM), 2005

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Set in Reformation Europe, Q begins with Luther's nailing of his 95 theses on the door of the cathedral church in Wittenberg and traces the adventures and conflicts of two central characters, an Anabaptist, a member of the most radical of the Protestant sects, the anarchists of the Reformation, and a Catholic spy and inform er, as they travel across Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. Fans of James Ellroy and reminiscent of Neal Stephenson at his most ambitious, the four young writers who shelter behind the pseudonym Luther Blissett have created a world of intrigue, violence and intense political and religious passion. Far from the traditional historical novel, Q is the stuff of which cults are made. ... Leer resumen completo

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12.75€

11.48€

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THE MYSTERIOUS FLAME OF QUEEN LOANA
SECKER AND WARBURG, 2005

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To recall his memories, Yambo withdraws to the family home where he searches old newspapers, comics, records, photo albums, and diaries to relive the story of his generation: Mussolini, Catholic education and guilt, Josephine Baker, Flash Gordon, and Fred Astaire.

25.00€

22.50€

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THE JUDGEMENT OF CAESAR
ROBINSON PUBLISHING LTD., 2005

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48 B.C.: In search of a cure for his ailing wife, Gordianus the Finder leaves Rome on a journey to Egypt, little realizing the part he is about to play in some of the most crucial moments in the history of the ancient world. The civil wars that have consumed both Rome and Egypt are about to reach their climax in the fabled city of Alexandria, capital of Egypt. Gordianus will witness the death throes of the old world, and play a crucial role in the birth of the world to come. For years, across seas and continents, the rival Roman generals Caesar and Pompey have engaged in a contest for world domination. Now Pompey, his forces destroyed at the battle of Pharsalus in Greece, flees to Egypt, hoping to make a last desperate stand on the banks of the Nile. But Egypt is a treacherous land, torn apart by the murderous rivalry between Queen Cleopatra and her brother King Ptolemy. Caesar, too, is on his way to Egypt, where his legendary encounter with the goddess-queen will spark a romance that reverberates down the centuries. Into this hothouse atmosphere of intrigue and deception comes Gordianus the Finder, seeking a cure for his wife Bethesda in the sacred waters of the Nile. But when his plans go awry, he finds himself engaged in an even more desperate pursuit - to prove the innocence of the son he once disowned. ... Leer resumen completo

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10.30€

9.27€

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LEON L AFRICAIN
Fecha Lanzamiento: 15/02/2007
LATTES JEAN-CLAUDE EDITIONS, 1986

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Cette autobiographie imaginaire part d’une histoire vraie. En 1518, un ambassadeur maghrébin, recevant d’un pèlerinage à la Mecque, est capturé par des pirates siciliens, qui l’offrent en cadeau à Léon X, le grand pape de la Renaissance. Ce voyageur s’appelait Hassan al-Wazzan. I l devient le géographe Jean-Léon de Médicis, dit Léon l’Africain. Sa vie, faite de passions, de dangers et d’honneurs, et que ponctuent les grands événements de son temps, est fascinante : il se trouvait à Grenade pendant la Reconquista, d’où, avec sa famille, il a dû fuir l’Inquistion, en Égypte lors de sa prise par les Ottomans, en Afrique noire à l’apogée de l’empire de l’Askia Mohamed Touré, enfin à Rome aux plus belles heures de la Renaissance, ainsi qu’au moment du sac de la ville par les soldats de Charles Quint. Homme d’Orient et d’Occident, homme d’Afrique et d’Europe, on pouvait difficilement trouver dans l’histoire personnage dont la vie corresponde davantage à l’époque étonnante que fut le XVIe siècle. ... Leer resumen completo

23.20€

20.88€

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THE SUN OVER BREDA
WEIDENFIELD & NICOLSON (ORION, 2007

15.90€

14.31€

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THE PILLARS OF THE EARTH
PAN BOOKS LTD, 2007

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Ken Follett’s worldwide bestselling epic masterpiece The Pillars of the Earth’ tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known... Of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul... Of the beau tiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame... And of a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother. A spellbinding epic tale of ambition, anarchy, and absolute power set against the sprawling medieval canvas of twelfth-century England, this is Ken Follett’s historical masterpiece. ... Leer resumen completo

9.95€

8.95€

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HISTORY OF MISS BETSY THOUGHTLESS
Fecha Lanzamiento: 17/07/2007
BROADVIEW, 1997

36.02€

32.42€

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THE LADY IN BLUE
POCKET BOOKS U.K., 2007

20.90€

18.81€

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HORNET FLIGHT
Fecha Lanzamiento: 18/09/2007
SIGNET. PENGUIN PUTMAN, 2007

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It is June 1941 and the war is not going well for England. Across the North Sea, eighteen-year-old Harald Olufsen takes a shortcut on the German-occupied Danish island of Sande an discovers an astonishing sight that will change the momentum of the war. He must get word to England-except that he has no way to get there. He h as only an old derelict Hornet Moth biplane rusting away in a ruined church: a plane so decrepit that it is unlikely ever to get off the ground...even if Harald knew how to fly it. ... Leer resumen completo

10.50€

9.45€

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EXODUS
CROWN, 2007

10.40€

9.36€

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THE EMIGRANTS
ARROW (RANDOM), 2002

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At first The Emigrants appears simply to document the lives of four Jewish émigrés in the twentieth century. But gradually, as Sebald's precise, almost dreamlike prose begins to work its magic, the four narrations merge into one overwhelming evocation of exile and loss.

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14.80€

13.32€

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BAUDOLINO
ARROW (RANDOM), 2003

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An extraordinary epic, brilliantly-imagined, new novel from a world-class writer and author of The Name of the Rose. Discover the Middle Ages with Baudolino - a wondrous, dazzling, beguiling tale of history, myth and invention. It is 1204, and Constantinople is being sacked and burned by the knights of the fourth Crusade. A mid the carnage and confusion Baudolino saves a Byzantine historian and high court official from certain death at the hands of the crusading warriors, and proceeds to tell his own fantastical story. ... Leer resumen completo

10.90€

9.81€

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QUICKSILVER
HEINEMANN (REED), 2003

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As extraordinary an achievement as Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson's new novel is set in the 17th century, in another world of secrets, codes and conflict. Having challenged Robert Harris in his previous book, Stephenson now sets his sights on Patrick O'Brien...Neal Stephenson follows his international bestseller, the WWII t hriller Cryptonomicon, with a novel set in the 16th and 17th centuries, as he tells the stories of Daniel Waterhouse and Enoch Root, the ancestors of his central characters in the previous book, following them from their childhoods in London, to education at Cambridge amidst the political and religious fervour and tensions of the Reformation, through the English Civil War, and travels as far as afield as Poland and the American colonies. With a cast of characters that includes Newton, Leibniz, Christopher Wren, Charles II, Cromwell and the young Benjamin Franklin, Stephenson again shows his extraordinary ability to get inside a place and time; as he did for the futures of his science fiction (Snowcrash, The Diamond Age) and for WWII (Cryptonomicon), here he does for the England of the Civil War and the Europe of the Wars of Religion and the Scientific Revolution ... Leer resumen completo

20.95€

18.86€

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14.50€

13.05€

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EXODUS
BANTAM BOOKS, 1986

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Exodus is an international publishing phenomenon--the towering novel of the twentieth century's most dramatic geopolitical event. Leon Uris magnificently portrays the birth of a new nation in the midst of enemies--the beginning of an earthshaking struggle for power. Here is the tale that swept the world with its fury: the s tory of an American nurse, an Israeli freedom fighter caught up in a glorious, heartbreaking, triumphant era. Here is Exodus --one of the great best-selling novels of all time. ... Leer resumen completo

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7.00€

6.30€

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CAESAR
ARROW (RANDOM), 2003

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Gaul. 54 BC. Julius Caesar sweeps across Gaul, brutally subduing the united tribes who defy the Republic. But, at home, his enemies are orchestrating his downfall and disgrace. Vindictive schemers like Cato and Bibulus, the spineless Cicero, the avaricious Brutus. Even Pompey the Great, Caesar's former ally. But all have un derestimated Caesar. And when the Senate refuse to give him his due he marches upon his own country, an army prepared to die for him at his back. For rome is his destiny - a destiny that will impel him triumphantly on to the banks of the Rubicon, and beyond, into legend, as the noblest Roman of them all. ... Leer resumen completo

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12.65€

11.38€

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13.97€

12.57€

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TROJAN ODYSSEY: A DIRK PITT NOVEL
MICHAEL JOSEPH (PENGUIN), 2003

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In the final pages of Valhalla Rising, Dirk Pitt discovered, to his shock, that he had two grown children he had never known-twenty-three-year-old fraternal twins born to a woman he thought had died in an underwater earthquake. Both have inherited his love of the sea: the girl, Summer, is a marine biologist; the boy, himsel f named Dirk, is a marine engineer. And now they are about to help their father in the adventure of a lifetime. ... Leer resumen completo

17.70€

15.93€

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THE CONFIDENT HOPE OF A MIRACLE
DOUBLEDAY TRANSWORLD USA, 2003

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'Continual, destruction in the foretop, the pox above board, the plague between decks, hell in the forecastle and the devil at the helm. 'It is the summer of 1588, and the fate and future of England hangs in the balance. Obsessed by the dream of reclaiming England for the Catholic Church - and adding another country to his sprawling dominions - Philip II of Spain has assembled a fleet of huge, castle-crowned galleons that stretches for miles across the face of the ocean. In wait in the Netherlands lies a battle-hardened Spanish army, ferocious professionals with a taste for rape, looting and atrocity. Across the Channel the English are scraping together bands of barely trained men, many armed only with scythes, stakes or longbows. Great warning beacons stand all along the coast of England; torches and kindling lie to hand. Watchmen strain their eyes to see over the horizon. Their only hope lies in the English Navy. But Philip's Armada is doomed before it even leaves port. As soon as it engages with the English fleet, its shortcomings are clear in the face of superior tactics and firepower.Its hulls shot through with cannon fire, its men dying in thousands from wounds and disease, the mightiest fleet ever assembled is mercilessly harried into fleeing north, at the mercy of the elements. Over forty Spanish ships are wrecked on the Irish coast; survivors crawling ashore have their throats slit and their purses ransacked. The dream of subduing the Protestant English lies in tatters. A triumphant combination of historical detail and storytelling flair, The Confident Hope of a Miracle draws on undiscovered and little known personal papers and records to tell the epic story of the Spanish Armada in all its scope. No book has ever conveyed in such vivid, living detail how kings, queens and courtiers, sea captains, deckhands and galley slaves, the highest and the lowest in the land, fared in those turbulent months as the fate of England teetered on the brink. -Praise for Neil Hanson's THE DREADFUL JUDGEMENT:'Conjures up the vanished city ...Hanson writes with knowledge and verve, as if making a television documentary on a natural disaster ...An informative and lively account. ' SUNDAY TIMES'Vivid ...A rich mixture of imagination and research ...Hanson's prose is animated by the ferocious energy of the fire and seems to be guided by its inexorable movement.He h ... Leer resumen completo

15.00€

13.50€

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SHARKMAN SIX
OWEN WEST
POCKET BOOKS U.K., 2001

10.88€

9.79€

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RULED BRITANNIA
SIGNET. PENGUIN PUTMAN, 2003

10.21€

9.19€

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