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Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda, princesa de Éboli y duquesa de Pastrana es uno de los personajes más intrépidos y fascinantes de cuantos se movieron alrededor de la corte de Felipe II. A los trece años se casa con Ruy Gómez de Silva, secretario de Estado y favorito del rey. A los catorce pierde un ojo en un duelo y desde entonces sus amistades la llaman la Tuerta. Tuvo diez ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published September 24th 2007 by Edhasa (first published 1946)
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A fantastic historic novel set at the court of Philip II of Spain at the end of the 16th century. Beyond the very interesting descriptions of contemporary events, etiquette and court life, I was completely seduced by the admirable and likeable heroine, and the story of how her love life influenced the politics of Spain. The characters come to life very effectively thanks to the subtlety and great power of the style and I became so attached to them that their fate made my heart beat and also made ...more
one of those books that have sat on my shelves for years since I bought it at a secondhand shop, I read it because I've just watched Brief Encounter, and Celia whatever goes to the library and is pleased to find the latest Kate O'Brien. Which intrigued me, and all the more so when I discovered that That Lady is about an affair. It was so very old-fashioned, reams of exposition interspresed with the livlier scenes, totally at odds with the 'show, don't tell' that is hammered home to writers these ...more
Love, pasion and drama
Un perfecto retrato de-Ana de Mendoza y de la Cerda- Princesa de Éboli y duquesa de Pastrana. Una mujer considerada en su época muy bella, con mucho poder,intrépida y fascinante en medio de las poderosas relaciones que mantenía con los principales personajes de la corte de Felipe II.
Muy bien descritos los personajes y la trama.
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From Wikipedia: Kate O'Brien (3 December 1897 - 13 August 1974), was an Irish novelist and playwright. After the success of her play, Distinguished Villa in 1926, she took to full-time writing and was awarded the 1931 James Tait Black Prize for her novel Without My Cloak. She is best known for her 1934 novel The Ante-Room, her 1941 novel The Land of Spices and the 1946 novel That Lady. Many of her ...more
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