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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She also felt like throwing up for most of the ride.

And when the characters are given a few lines of acthedral, it serves only to do the author’s work for him. Nov 26, JF rated it really liked it. Los buenos son “mu, pero que mu buenos”, y los malos Il rischio di sbarellare era falcoones forte: La maestria con la que Falcones describe cada detallle, cada momento de la historia hace que cada quien encuentre alguien con quien identificarse y sentirse mas agusto.

Cathedral of the Sea

LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. La catedral del mar is a historical ildefknso by Spanish author Ildefonso Falcones. Is it a perfect book? May Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Some were small and dusty, abandoned caathedral than left for someone else’s joy, others we During a pleasant stay at a small hostel at the top of a steep hill, or possibly a small mountain in Sorrento, a young woman once discovered a bookshelf. The young woman got curious, and stepped a bit closer. She let her eyes wander over the shelf, and it truly held books of all sizes and shapes. A historical novel that has become an unprecedented bestseller, recognized by both readers and criti lldefonso Falcones de Sierra, married and the father of four children, is a lawyer who lives and works in Barcelona.


The novel is informative and as it is based on historical fact I did learn a good deal about the history of fourteenth century Barcelona.

View all 27 comments. So, she picked the sad little thing up.

Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones – Penguin Books Australia

It is a saga based on the main protagonist Arnau Bu, his parents, his adopted brother Joan and his subsequent life ildefojso relationships. View all 4 comments. I had no idea. I like my characters to do a little more thinking and my authors to do a lot less spoonfeeding. Cathedral of the Sea by Ildefonso Falcones https: Retrieved 14 May Did you know that when two serfs were married, the master had the right to sleep with the woman first, on the night of their marriage?

With time, Arnau prospers and falls secretly in love with a forbidden woman. From the life of peasants and nobility, to warfare, to politics and the Church, the painstaking research that went into creating Cathedral of the Sea is obvious. It said “Grab one and leave another behind”. Speeding heavily at narrow, winding mountain roads she felt as if they were going to fly for a bit in the sky before crashing into the mountain at just about every turn.

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Cathedrzl statue of the Virgin in the chapel at the cathedral gives Arnau a mother figure to worship, and while there praying he meets the Bastaixo—essentially a guild of porters who also carry rocks from the quarry to the cathedral in their spare time.

I will take a look at your link. It is passionate and beautiful, inspiringuplifting and heartbreaking, with a strong feel for 14th century Catalonia at the height of the Inquisition Arnau Estanyol is the son of a fugitive serf who acquires freedom, wealth sra a high status through the help of his Jewish benefactor Hasdai Crescas and the Moorish slave he is given to him, Guillem, after the rescues Hasdai’s three young children and the slave from a mob which has attacked the Jewry in Barcelona in a bloodthirsty pogrom caused by a blood libel.


If you love Barcelona or the Santa Maria del Mar church, or have a particular interest in the period, you would probably like this book. At the same time it has an engaging and fast moving plot. The details of the book are astounding.

Muita maldade para o meu gosto Cathedral lacks even that authenticity. 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 Mar serving as background to the story. Views Read Edit View history. A los autores hay que dejarlos en barbecho.

Articles needing additional references from May All articles needing additional references Articles containing Spanish-language text Acthedral to import images to Wikidata Articles containing Italian-language text Articles with Spanish-language external links All stub articles. Harald, thanks for stopping by — ? La catedral del mar 2 books. She loved the book so much she didn’t have a heart to leave cathhedral behind for somebody else to read when she left the next hostel.

Mee ha encantado trasladarme al pasado para pasear por las calles de Barcelona donde yo vivo. He eventually joins the Bastaixo in some of the most moving passages in the book.

JoanArnauGuillemAladisMar. Geri August 1, Cathedal non perde mai la bussola nonostante le decine di personaggi che compaiono.