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MASTER & COMMANDER
HARPERCOLLINS PUB., 1994

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Master and Commander is the first of Patrick OBrians now famous Aubrey-Maturin novels and establishes the friendship between Captain Jack Aubrey RN and Stephen Maturin, who becomes his secretive ships surgeon and an intelligence agent. ;i;Master and Commander;/i; contains all the action and excitement of a great historical novel. But it alo displays the qualities which have put OBrian so far ahead of any of his competitors, including his depiction of the detail of life aboard a Nelsonic man-of-war, of weapons, food, conversation and ambience, of the landscape and of the sea. OBrians portrayal of each of these is faultless and the sense of period throughout is acute. ... Leer resumen completo

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9,96 €

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THE CONQUEST OF NEW SPAIN
PENGUIN, 2003

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Vivid, powerful and absorbing, this is a first-person account of one of the most startling military episodes in history: the overthrow of Montezuma’s doomed Aztec Empire by the ruthless Hernan Cortes and his band of adventurers. Bernal Díaz del Castillo, himself a soldier under Cortes, presents a fascinatingly detaile d description of the Spanish landing in Mexico in 1520 and their amazement at the city, the exploitation of the natives for gold and other treasures, the expulsion and flight of the Spaniards, their regrouping and eventual capture of the Aztec capital. The Conquest of New Spain has a compelling immediacy that brings the past and its characters to life and offers a unique eye-witness view of the conquest of one of the greatest civilizations in the New World. ... Leer resumen completo

16,45 €

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THE CONQUEST OF GAUL
JULIUS CAESAR
PENGUIN, 1982

11,23 €

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THE VALLEY OF HORSES
HODDER & STOUGHTON, 1984

12,93 €

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9,55 €

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THE COMMODORE
HARPERCOLLINS PUB., 1997

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Jack Aubrey&@8217;s long service is at last rewarded: he is promoted to the rank of Commodore, and given a squadron of ships to command. His mission is twofold &@8211; to make a large dent in the slave trade off the coast of Africa and, on his return, to intercept a French fleet set for Bantry Bay with a cargo of weapons fo r the disaffected among the Irish. But might the nature of the secret mission on which the squadron is sent present a conflict of loyalties for the complicated and inscrutable figure of Stephen Maturin, Jack&@8217;s indispensable ship&@8217;s surgeon and close friend? Invention and surprise follow at every turn in this tale of nineteenth-century seamanship, as rich, as compelling, as masterly as any of its predecessors. ... Leer resumen completo

18,72 €

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8,20 €

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11,60 €

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THE FORTUNE OF WAR
HARPERCOLLINS PUB., 1996

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Captain Jack Aubrey, RN, arrives in the Dutch East Indies to find himself appointed to the command of the fastest and best armed frigate in the Navy. He and his friend Stephen Maturin take passage for England in a despatch vessel. But the war of 1812 breaks out while they are en route. Bloody actions precipitate them both i nto new and unexpected scenes where Stephens past activities as a secret agent return on him with a vengeance. ... Leer resumen completo

15,60 €

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MILTON IN AMERICA
ARROW (RANDOM), 1997

13,49 €

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THE KING S BISHOP
ARROW (RANDOM), 1997

10,52 €

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THE MASK OF APOLLO
VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL. RANDOM HOUSE, 1988

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Set in fourth-century B.C. Greece, The Mask of Apollo is narrated by Nikeratos, a tragic actor who takes with him on all his travels a gold mask of Apollo, a relic of the theater's golden age, which is now past. At first his mascot, the mask gradually becomes his conscience, and he refers to it his gravest decisions, when h e finds himself at the center of a political crisis in which the philosopher Plato is also involved. Much of the action is set in Syracuse, where Plato's friend Dion is trying to persuade the young tyrant Dionysios the Younger to accept the rule of law. Through Nikeratos' eyes, the reader watches as the clash between the two looses all the pent-up violence in the city. ... Leer resumen completo

19,51 €

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THE PERSIAN BOY
VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL. RANDOM HOUSE, 1998

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“It takes skill to depict, as Miss Renault has done, this half-man, half Courtesan who is so deeply in love with the warrior.”–The Atlantic Monthly The Persian Boy traces the last years of Alexander’s life through the eyes of his lover, Bagoas. Abducted and gelded as a boy, Bagoas was sold as a court esan to King Darius of Persia, but found freedom with Alexander after the Macedon army conquered his homeland. Their relationship sustains Alexander as he weathers assassination plots, the demands of two foreign wives, a sometimes-mutinous army, and his own ferocious temper. After Alexander’s mysterious death, we are left wondering if this Persian boy understood the great warrior and his ambitions better than anyone. ... Leer resumen completo

19,51 €

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UNDER THE WESTERN ACACIA
TOUCHSTONE (SIMON & SCHUSTER), 1999

12,36 €

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12,50 €

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THE WAY WE LIVE NOW
PENGUIN, 1994

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This was the new metropolitan disease Trollope set out to brilliantly expose in The Way We Live Now. His milieux are the City's financial institutions, London's exclusive West End squares and drones clubs populated by, languorous aristocrats, all offering rich pickings for the unscrupulous speculator, whether in the marriag e or the money market. Among the unscrupulous are the hack-writer Lady Carbury, or her son Felix and, above all, Melmotte, a financier of uncertain origins and Napoleonic ruthlessness, energy and charm, whose dramatic rise and fall dominates the novel. ... Leer resumen completo

10,75 €

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BLUE AT THE MIZZEN
HARPERCOLLINS PUB., 2000

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The novels stirring action follows on from that of The Hundred Days. Napoleons hundred days of freedom and his renewed threat to Europe have ended at Waterloo and Aubrey has finally, as the title suggests, become a blue level admiral. He and Maturin have - at last - set sail on their much postponed mission to Chile. Vivid w ith the salty tang of life at sea, OBrians writing is as powerful as ever - whether he writes of naval hierarchies, night actions or of the most celebrated fictional friendship since that of Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson. Blue at the Mizzen also brings alive the sights and sounds of revolutionary South America in a story as exciting as any OBrian has written. ... Leer resumen completo

9,28 €

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1876: A NOVEL
VINTAGE INTERNATIONAL. RANDOM HOUSE, 2000

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Charles Schuyler, the young journalist from Gore Vidal's BURR, is here 30 years older, and returning to the US from Europe with his fortune obliterated by the panic of 1873. He must now actively pursue a journalistic career and also find a husband for his daughter, Emma, a widow. Mostly, he must help Tilden get elected pres ident, because then Schuyler will be assured of a diplomatic post in France. ... Leer resumen completo

20,91 €

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THE QUEEN S BASTARD: A NOVEL
TOUCHSTONE (SIMON & SCHUSTER), 2000

18,93 €

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IF NOT NOW, WHEN?
PENGUIN, 2000

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Primo Levi was among the greatest witnesses to twentieth-century atrocity. In this gripping novel, based on a true story, he reveals the extraordinary lives of the Russian, Polish and Jewish partisans trapped behind enemy lines during the Second World War. Wracked by fear, hunger and fierce rivalries, they link up, fall apa rt, struggle to stay alive and to sabotage the efforts of the all-powerful German army. A compelling tale of action, resistance and epic adventure, it also reveals Levi's characteristic compassion and deep insight into the moral dilemmas of total war. It ranks alongside The Periodic Table and If This Is A Man as one of the rare authentic masterpieces of our times. ... Leer resumen completo

14,60 €

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THE BRONZE HORSEMAN
HARPERCOLLINS PUB., 2001

13,99 €

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19,28 €

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BLUE BLOOD
GOLLANCZ - CASSELL GROUP, 2001

11,76 €

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THE UNBURIED
PHOENIX (ORION), 2000

13,70 €

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THE BOOK OF THE HEATHEN
CORGI BOOKS LTD., 2001

12,85 €

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27,14 €

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18,03 €

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11,99 €

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DEATH OF KINGS
ROBINSON PUBLISHING LTD., 2001

14,41 €

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THE WISE WOMAN
TOUCHSTONE (SIMON & SCHUSTER), 2001

9,30 €

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