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Lágrimas de piedra (Favole #1)

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Favole es un canto al romanticismo gótico, una historia de pasiones inmortales narrada en imágenes, que ilustra la estética de los más oscuros cuentos de hadas.
48 pages
Published by Norma Editorial (first published 2004)
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Welcome to 300 years ago!

Gothic, dark romantic and deeply emotional scenery.
Sketches are - at least - marvellous.
Text sets up perfectly.
Yiota Misiou
Mar 12, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fantasy, art
Σκοτεινός, μαγικός, αισθησιακός, ονειρικός και υπέροχος ο κόσμος της Φάβολε.
Κείμενο λυρικό, συνοδευμένο από γοτθικές εικόνες υψηλής αισθητικής που σε παρασέρνουν στη δίνη τους.
Το ταλέντο της Ισπανίδας Victoria Francés μοναδικό και αδιαμφησβήτητο.
Βιβλίο πραγματικό κόσμημα, μιας ιδιαίτερα κομψής και προσεγμένης έκδοσης που σίγουρα αποτελεί, κατά τη γνώμη μου, επένδυση για κάθε βιβλιοθήκη!
Mihaela V
Jun 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: art book collectors
Victoria is such a talented illustrator! I love the emotion and details of the images. To be honest the story is not so amazing but I mostly bought the books for the artwork.
Sep 25, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gostei das ilustrações. A história deixa a desejar.
Jun 25, 2008 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comic-books
It's very pretty, but there's almost no storytelling going on in it. Maybe vampire fans or teenage girls would get more out of it than I did?
May 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: victoria-frances
AMAZING drawings!!!
Beautiful short story!
I love V.F. works so so sooooooooooooo much!!!
Dec 10, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
The art of Victoria's books is very good.
Unfortunely the story doesn't follow the same path and is quite basic
Oct 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing
La historia en sí no me ha convencido pero los dibujos son maravillosos
Sep 09, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Beautiful art, the story is like a dream, never quite fully formed
Jun 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: re-reads
Relectura de esta maravillosa historia ilustrada. Siempre es un placer ver y releer estos cuentitos, si bien la lectura se puede hacer un poco pesada por el estilo un tanto barroco de Francés.
Dec 05, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Gothic fantasy + centuries old love + absolutely stunning artwork = an incredible testament to Victoria Frances' vision.
May 27, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ich liiiebe ihre Zeichnungen und auch die Texte passen wunderbar <3
Nádia Batista
Apr 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Ler Favole é, para mim, viajar no tempo. É a felicidade da nostalgia e a saudade dos momentos passados. O seu imaginário povoou a minha adolescência, que moldou a adulta que sou agora. Voltar a perder-me nas suas páginas após tantos anos é um prazer inegável, pois foi como a primeira vez a entrar no seu universo.

A nível da história, a ideia em si nem é nada por aí além. No entanto, uma salva de palmas para o que eu acredito ser dos melhores tradutores nacionais - Pedro Silva. A poesia, o mistici
I can never decide with these books by Victoria Frances if the stories came to her first and her pictures merely matched, or whether she painted the pictures came first and formed the story.

This book always strikes me as very introductory, I read the second book first and it does seem to have more of a story bases whilst this one is more... vignettes.

Although I like the story of Favole (more so in book 2) my preferred one in this book is the first, the Virgins of the Lake, the tale of Lavernne.
Dec 31, 2016 rated it liked it
Le pongo un 3 porque para mí, se ha quedado algo cortito.

En parte supongo que es normal dado que Francés es ilustradora, dibujante, etc. Pero no hay duda de que cada personaje nacido de ella tiene su historia y sobre todo, unos sentimientos inherentes a cada personaje así que sí, se ha quedado algo corto. ¿Por qué? Pues porque aunque se trate de un libro ilustrado para dar a conocer dichas historias y su procedencia, me ha dado la sensación de que se podía haber hecho algo más, interponer algún
Aria B.Countess22
This review is a summary of the three books in the series: I found these series completely by chance and am very glad for it. From the first moment I was drifting into the world of Favole, a world full of pain and agony for her and watched her hopeless romance for her beloved Ezekiel. Wandering between two world and somewhere between life and death, in the end she finds redemption in the arms of her beloved vampire. A Gothic love story that I highly recommend to all lovers of such gothic stories ...more
Fantastic art book by my favorite fantasy artist! I disagree with other reviews I've seen bashing the stories, they weren't that bad, just a tad too poetic at times which made her writing a bit difficult to read. They also felt as if perhaps some things were lost or confused in the transition to English. But honestly, I don't think anyone buying this book is doing so for the stories, and the artwork itself is well worth the money. I think I will have to pick up a second copy so I can get a few f ...more
Dec 31, 2013 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Commento unico per la trilogia: molto suggestiva, piena di riferimenti artistico-letterari di derivazione gotico-romantica. Forse lo stile è un po' forzato, soprattutto nel primo volume, in cui la ricerca dell'aggettivo più "esotico" sembra un obbligo. Nell'ultimo volume infatti il linguaggio diventa molto più semplice.
Il vero difetto sta nel costo dei volumi.
Sep 28, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Victoria Frances is an outrageously talented artist.
The themes are dark - vampires, ghosts and the pain of lost love.
The drawings are the heart of the book, and I can just sit and look at them for ages, they're so detailed and expressive.
There is also a set of three stories, written in a very poetic and dramatic style, to link the pictures.
But it's all about the artwork.
H. Anne Stoj
Oct 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: graphicnovels
I stumbled on Victoria Frances completely by chance. But I'm rather glad that I did. Her artwork is truly beautiful and I enjoyed the surreal nature of the story. Elegant, really. It reminded me of why I enjoyed vampire stories in the first place. Before they could walk in sunlight and glitter or whatever else that's currently popular.
Nov 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: Τέχνη
Το Favole είναι ένα εξαιρετικό δείγμα δουλειάς από την νεαρή,Ισπανίδα εικονογράφο Victoria Frances.Το σχέδιό της είναι το λιγότερο εκπληκτικό,με σαφείς επιρροές από τους προραφαηλίτες.Πετυχαίνει απόλυτα στην απεικόνιση της γοτθικής ατμόσφαιρας,ενώ στο γράψιμό της συναντάμε ένα κράμα Bram Stoker και Edgar Allan Poe.
Lady Entropy
Jan 19, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Lovely lovely art. The only reason why it doesn't get a 5 star rating is because the artist seems to think she's a writer too, and tries to dazzle us with some of the more laughable examples of purple prose with gothic undertones I've read in a few years. Try reading the "girl who chokes on apple and dies during her first period" bit without laughing.

I dare you.
Melissa Bennett
Jul 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Victoria's work. If you like vampires, you will too. It is full of beautifully done art work that has a dark side. I can look at the book over and over again and see things I didn't notice before. Such fine detail!
Arax Miltiadous
γοτθικός ρομαντισμός, ποίηση, μοιραίες γυναίκες που πεθαίνουν από έρωτα και γίνονται καταραμένα φαντάσματα που περιπλανώνται στις σκιές και άλλα τέτοια που δεν είναι και πολύ του γούστου μου. Ωραία έκδοση και ιστορία, απλά σε μένα δεν είναι ιδιαίτερα συμπαθείς η συγκεκριμένη θεματολογία.
A. E. S.
Breathtaking artwork peppers this thin folio. There are three or four supposedly, and this is the first. The language she uses is poetic in attempt but very confusing at times. I really did enjoy this book and am looking forward to the others!
Melissa Bennett
Jun 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I love Victoria's work. If you like vampires, you will too. It is full of beautifully done art work that has a dark side. I can look at the book over and over again and see things I didn't notice before. Such fine detail!
An English translation with beautifully detailed Gothic illustrations. Victoria Frances relates the memories of a vampires and the ladies that haunt him including his one true love through time. Full of forbidden love, magic, lost innocence and longing.
Evolet Belova
Nota: 10/10
Maria  (Mhemnoch)
Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Cinco estrellas en cuanto a dibujos, que es genial!!
Literariamente hablando... yo diría que el texto esta de relleno.
Oct 24, 2015 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Ik kan me nog herinneren dat ik hier vroeger heel erg van onder de indruk was, maar hoewel de tekeningen, sfeer en verhalen nog wel mooi zijn, mis ik toch iets van diepte.
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Frances was born in Valencia but spent much of her infancy in Galicia.

She attended the Polytechnic University of Valencia, where she studied Fine Arts at the Facultad de Bellas Artes de San Carlos. There she started working as an illustrator while also designing various book covers and other commissioned pieces.

Her first illustrated book, Favole, a remembrance of Verona, Venice and Genoa, was firs
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