The world-renowned literary-historical novel that takes readers on a compelling journey through the Spanish Inquisition.
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At the very moment Martin Luther nails his ninety-five theses to a church door and launches the movement that will divide the Roman Catholic Church, a child is born, his fate marked by the political and religious upheaval taking root in Europe. His mother having perished in childbirth, his father alienated and diconnected, Cipriano Salcedo's only source of affection is his wet nurse and foster mother, Minerva. He grows up to become a prosperous merchant and joins the Reformation movement, which is secretly advancing on the Iberian Peninsula, the historical bastion of the Catholic church. But before long, the Spanish Inquisition will drive the Reformers to put their lives at stake.
Through the story of Cipriano Salcedo, Delibes paints a masterful portrait of the time of Spain's Charles V and recreates with uncanny accuracy and unparalleled artistry the social and intellectual atmosphere of Europe at one of history's most pivotal moments. An ode to tolerance and the liberty of conscience, The Heretic is an unforgettable story of a man and the passions that move him to action.About the Author:
Miguel Delibes was born in Valladolid, Spain in 1920. His extensive body of literary work has been awarded numerous prizes. In 1973 he became a member of the Royal Academy, and in 1999 The Heretic won the Premio Nacional de Narrative, Spain's most important literary prize. His more than fifty books have been translated into sixteen languages.
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