An English-language translation of a best-selling work in Spain follows the fortunes of the Estanyol family in medieval Barcelona, whose rise from peasantry is marked by their stoneworker son's role in building the Santa Maria del Mar cathedral and his forbidden love for a Jewish woman. 50,000 first printing.
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A spell-binding drama of love, war, treason, plague, famine, witchcraft, anti-Semitism and the Inquisition.
In fourteenth-century Spain, the medieval city of Barcelona is enjoying a golden age of prosperity. Its humblest inhabitants are building, stone by stone, a magnificent church to overlook their harbour: the Cathedral of the Sea. A church to be built for the people by the people.
In its shadow, Arnau, a young serf on the run from his feudal lord, struggles to earn his freedom. After famine, plague and thwarted love, Arnau’s fortunes begin to turn when King Pedro makes him a baron as a reward for his courage in battle. But he is also forced to marry Eleanor, a ward of the King whom he does not love. His new-found wealth excites the jealousy of his friends, who begin to plot against him with devastating consequences.
Arnau’s journey from slave to nobleman is the story of a struggle between good and evil that will turn Church against State and brother against brother . . .
With this page-turning epic, Ildefonso Falcones has created a stunning historical masterpiece.About the Author:
Ildefonso Falcones works as a lawyer. First published in Spain, where it has become a publishing phenomenon, translation rights for Cathedral of the Sea have been sold in thirty-two countries. It has won many prizes, including the Euskadi de Plata 2006 for the best novel in Spanish, the QuÃ© Leer 2007 Prize for the best book, and the prestigious Italian Giovanni Boccaccio 2007 award for best foreign author. Nick Caistor is an award-winning translator of more than thirty books from Spain and Latin America. He has edited the Faber Book of Contemporary Latin American Fiction and has translated other Barcelona-based writers such as Eduardo Mendoza, Juan MarsÃ©, and Manuel VÃ¡zquez Montalban.
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