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Hardcover, 994 pages
Published 1824 by printed for Hurst, Robinson and Co., Edinburgh
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Monty Milne
Sep 28, 2015 Monty Milne rated it it was amazing
I had a predisposition to like this, as I enjoy Sir Walter Scott, and I also read and enjoyed Maturin's "Melmoth the Wanderer" some years ago. In fact, this was such enjoyable escapism that I think I got more pleasure from it than any other book I've read this year so far. It helps that I have always felt more at home in the 13th century than the 21st. This is a magnificent blend of Gothic fantasy: battles, jousts, sieges, damsels in distress, wise hermits, evil witches, corrupt ecclesiastics - ...more
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Narra las andanzas de dos caballeros, un obispo, una chica y algún que otro se mete en la historia. Los Albigenses intercederán para que no vaya todo bien entre los amoríos y los problemas de creer o no creer en Dios.

Muy denso, escrito con muchas metáforas y lenguaje poético. Desgarrador el dolor de todos ya sea por algo insignificante. Ellos sufren, nadie es feliz nunca. La religión era la riqueza del ahora.

No puedo recomendar este testo, si queréis leer algo Maturin, en este orden: “Venganza
Mar 15, 2012 Deanne rated it liked it
A period of history I don't really know much about, but the name Simon de Monfort is one I'm familliar with. Took a while to work out that the Simon in the book is the father of the Simon de Montfort, sixth earl of Leicester. If you know Leicester at all, it's the son that the university and concert hall are named after and who's statue is on the clock tower in gallowtree gate.
As to the book, it reminded me of books written by Sir Walter Scott, lots of characters with various adventures. Damsels
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Charles Maturin was an Irish Protestant clergyman (ordained by the Church of Ireland) and a writer of gothic plays and novels.

His first three works were published under the pseudonym Dennis Jasper Murphy and were critical and commercial failures. They did, however, catch the attention of Sir Walter Scott, who recommended Maturin's work to Lord Byron. With the help of these two literary luminaries,
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