Captain Alatriste / Purity of Blood / The Fencing Master

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  • Title: Captain Alatriste / Purity of Blood / The Fencing Master
  • Author: Arturo Pérez-Reverte Margaret Sayers Peden
  • ISBN: 9785699202713
  • Page: 288
  • Format: None
  • Il n tait pas le plus honn te ni le plus pieux des hommes, mais il tait vaillant Ainsi commence Le Capitaine Alatriste, histoire d un ancien soldat espagnol, v t ran de la guerre de Flandre, spadassin la solde des nobles ou de riches hidalgos Ses aventures, aussi dangereuses que passionnantes, nous entra nent dans les intrigues de la cour de Philippe IV, roi d un Il n tait pas le plus honn te ni le plus pieux des hommes, mais il tait vaillant Ainsi commence Le Capitaine Alatriste, histoire d un ancien soldat espagnol, v t ran de la guerre de Flandre, spadassin la solde des nobles ou de riches hidalgos Ses aventures, aussi dangereuses que passionnantes, nous entra nent dans les intrigues de la cour de Philippe IV, roi d une Espagne corrompue et d cadente, dans les ruelles obscures de Madrid o l on croise le fer pour quelques marav dis, dans les tavernes o Francisco de Quevedo compose des sonnets la main l p e, dans les th tres o les repr sentations des com dies de Lope de Vega finissent en chauffour es Le jeune I igo de Balboa, l implacable Inquisiteur Emilio Bocanegra, l assassin Gualterio Malatesta et le diabolique secr taire du roi, Luis de Alqu zar sont quelques uns des personnages inoubliables de ces aventures o l action renoue gr ce une plume flamboyante avec la plus grande tradition du roman de cape et d p e.

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    1. You're in Madrid. But the adventure here seems like a half adventure. Indeed, has a minor climax & is like very sustained though brisk foreplay. It's too short to be miraculous, though it will inevitably leave you wanting more! (Great Literary Hook!)

    2. No sé si fue por mi condición de madrileño, o porque me gusta la historia, o porque fui afortunado y estudie en aquel Plan educativo que se llamaba EGB, con el que terminabas aprendiendo un montón de cosas (en este caso de nuestro Siglo de Oro), o porque me encanta cómo escribe Pérez Reverte, o porque una historia donde los secundarios son Quevedo o el conde-duque de Olivares recuerda a las novelas de aventuras de Alejandro Dumas, o porque la accion sucede por las calles que tan bien conoz [...]

    3. Short and elegant : a worthy addition to the panoply of memorable swashbucklers and a promising start of a long historical epic. The plot is simple, and the action scenes relatively few. The strong points are the recreation of the Madrid society around 1620 and the evocative language. The story alternates between first person narration by the young page Inigo Balboa and third person view. I wish I was fluent in Spanish and could read this in the original , especially the poems. Captain Diego Ala [...]

    4. Published in 1996, this is the first of a series of novels by Pérez-Reverte, novels set in 17th century Spain and featuring the fictional Captain Diego Alatriste y Tenorio. Iñigo, his squire, narrates the action from his perspective as an old man, although some of the narrative is in the third person. Alatriste is not really a Captain, this title having been taken by him during a brief battle in Flanders when his commanding officer was slain. But he keeps the title in peacetime, during which h [...]

    5. Captain Alatriste, a romantic soldier of fortune of Hapsburg Spain, is the protagonist of this series by Perez-Revertez. Just his luck to get embroiled in a dynasty scheme. Reminds me of the Three Musketeers a bit. Also, truly book one of a series. This sets the stage

    6. added may 2016 - after visiting Spain (Andalusia - Granada, Seville, Cordoba and a few other places and Madrid) and being impressed much more than I expected (probably due to the fact that in most of my childhood and even later books, the Spanish were generally the villains as those books were either English or French, but overall after visiting the three main Latin countries, Italy, France and Spain, i think I liked Spain the most overall), have to reread this as maybe now it will tell me morea [...]

    7. Swashbuckling. Seriously. That's all this book is about. If that's not enough of a point for you? Well. You just don't know how to have fun.

    8. The story in this novel takes place in the 17th Century Spain during the reign of Philip IV, the golden age of Spanish power. The plot is based upon an actual historic occurrence in 1623 when the Prince of Wales (Charles Stuart) and George Villiers, 1st Duke of Buckingham, traveled incognito to Spain to try to reach agreement on the long-pending match between Charles and Infanta Maria Anna of Spain, the younger sister of King Philip IV. The fictional action of this book starts with its main char [...]

    9. Okay, so I'm teaching the second in a three course sequence on world theatre history, and we've just been covering Spanish Siglo de Oro theatre (Lope de Vega, Calderon de la Barca, Tirso de Molina, etc.). So I was searching around on you-tube for some good recreation footage of a performance in a corral de comedias, and stumbled across a 2006 film called Alatriste with a very charming scene set in such a theatre. (At a certain point, I got a strange inkling of Aragorn rather than Aragon-- sure e [...]

    10. I've just finished Dumas' "The Count of Monte Cristo" and was curious as to how a modern writer would treat this kind of story. I've read two works by Arturo Perez-Reverte ("The Flanders Panel" and "The Fencing Master" and enjoyed both) and in fact the subject of "fencing", as related in "Monte Cristo/Alatriste" with duels, etc led me directly to "Captain Alatriste." I believe this book is the first of at least five more in this series, and it serves a prologue to the rest of the story: here we [...]

    11. 6/7 - 6/8First off, I can't remember the last time I started and finished a book in one day. Yeesh. Not a lot going on today I guess.Anyway, I have read and enjoyed several of Perez-Reverte's books and have been looking forward to this series. I was not blown away. The characters were were pretty plain, and I really didn't like the narrator at all; the classic 'I'm old now and I'm gonna tell you some stories from a long time ago' type guy. Also, The profanity he uses throughout the book doesn't [...]

    12. I read this last year and just could not--at all--get into it. Put it down and left it there for about a year. I read it again this year and could not say what I found so disagreeable the last time around. Were there issues with the translation? That is unfortunate and all too common for foreign language works. Even this site doesn't list the translator, because I think most people don't realize what an artform translation is. So I did some checking, and Margaret Sayers Peden is highly acclaimed [...]

    13. Concuerdo con las otras reseñas que he leído sobre este libro. Arturo Pérez Reverte tiene talento para escribir; su forma de narrar es entretenida y dan ganas de seguir leyendo la historia. Ahora, con el perdón de todos, debo decir que la historia es en exceso básica y aparte del bueno uso del recurso narrativo, la trama queda en nada. En especial, hay cuatro puntos que me parecieron tan débiles, que me convencieron para darle la puntuación de dos estrellas y, por lo demás, no seguir ley [...]

    14. It is interesting how we come to read certain books - we like the cover, the bumf on the back sounds interesting, people are talking about it In this case I saw the film - "The Spanish Musketeer". I thought the film was brilliant with one or two moments (especially the battle of Rocroi) which were an epiphany for me. I looked up Arturo Pérez-Reverte and became interested in the fact that he had decided to write the Captain Alatriste series because he was disgusted at the poor level of knowledge [...]

    15. Translated by Margaret Peden. Set in the 1620s, this historical novel centers on the titular soldier, a melancholy man wounded in Flanders and now haunting Madrid as a sword for hire. Hired by two masked men, who are clearly powerful officials, with the backing of a much-feared Inquisitor, Alatriste is charged with killing two English travelers. Sensing something wrong, he lets them live, only to find out later it is the Duke of Buckingham and Prince Charles, attempting to secure the prince’s [...]

    16. I am a big fan of Arturo Perez-Reverte, but this book was a little bit of a disappoint me for me. As usual, Perez-Reverte's writing style manages to mingle in an amazing amount of fascinating history within an otherwise simple plot. The problem this time was too much history and exposition and too little actual plot. I could tell you the whole "story" in about four sentences. The narrator in the story is recounting tales from his youth - so it's a little like listening to my grandmother ramble o [...]

    17. "Para que vean vuestras mercedes lo que son las cosas, y lo que somos España y los españoles, y cómo aquí se abusó siempre de nuestras buenas gentes, y lo fácil que es ganarlas por su impulso generoso, empujándonos al abismo por maldad o por incompetencia, cuando siempre merecimos mejor suerte." Una labor de documentación acerca del Siglo de Oro español indescriptible. Pérez-Reverte es un mago de las palabras.

    18. This wasn't bad. The problem is, once you've read the likes of Captain Blood other adventure tales pale in comparison.

    19. I have been a long-time fan of Arturo Perez-Reverte, for a variety of reasons I will get to in a moment. But before I begin my gushing, I would like to note my minimal disappointment in him for the Captain Alatriste series. I find series, like television series, significantly more difficult to "write correctly". It ends up leading toward quantity over quality, the adage "less is more" coming in handy quite frequently. As opposed to short stories- or short films, to follow the analogy- where cond [...]

    20. No le doy las cinco estrellas porque el final es bastante abierto y la trama en si no es adictiva. En términos generales me ha gustado bastante. En base al libro he ido investigando sobre hechos y personajes que se narran en la novela y es bastante fiel a la realidad histórica en muchos aspectos. El persona De Diego Alatriste es fantástico, un hombre de honor dentro de su trabajo como espada a sueldo. En la narración se entrevé la opinión del escritor en algunos aspectos, incluso he podido [...]

    21. Me encantan las historias de aventura y espadachines desde que leí Los Tres Mosqueteros cuando era chica. Algo de ese estilo es lo que esperaba con el Capitán Alatriste, aunque realmente no se qué es lo que esperaba. No conocía al personaje hasta que hace unos años salió la película, y a pesar de que tenía en la cabeza la imagen de Viggo Mortensen, al Diego Alatriste del libro lo imaginé bastante diferente y más jóven.Lo primero que pensé fue "¡qué español es todo!" y a partir de [...]

    22. "It was an era of quixotic, sterile deeds that determined reason and right at the imperious tip of a sword."It is the late summer of the Spanish Empire: Spain is at the height of its power. Treasure ships arriving regularly from the New World, fueling the court scene in Madrid. The defeat of the Invincible Armada has cast the first pall of mortality, and the indeterminable war in Flanders drains the country. The Empire will not last, but meanwhile the court dances to the art of the theater, poet [...]

    23. I learned that every single Spanish author is better than every single American one. I am extrapolating my survey of two Spanish authors (this one and Zufon) and applying it to the whole, though. Anyway this splendid novel is a swashbuckler, featuring super-Spaniard and swordsman-for-hire Captain Diego Alatriste y Tenorio, the eponymous hero and adventurer. He spends most of his time in 17th Century Spain being awesome and running his rapier through suckers' guts. TAKE THAT BITCHEZ. Historical a [...]

    24. Terrific swashbuckling adventure set in Madrid during the Spanish Empire's Golden Age. Even more than the titular hero Captain Alatriste, the city of Madrid is the star of the book. Poets duel with vicious verse, the hand of the Inquisition reaches from the shadows to work its will, and out-of-work soldiers fill the streets. Perez-Reverte brings a too little known (in America) age back to life and tells an exciting tale as well.

    25. Recordaba este libro con mucho cariño. Lo he pasado bien leyéndolo, pero la parte de Iñigo se me ha hecho muy pesada. También los exabruptos de Reverte sobre el carácter de España y los españoles que, si bien me parecen muy acertados, en mi opinión pecan de presentismo y se reiteran demasiado. ¡Voy a por Limpieza de Sangre!

    26. una lectura ligera y entretenida con grandes personajes ademas es un excelente libro para comprender mejor el siglo de oro.

    27. Pages: 242“No era el hombre más honesto ni el más piadoso, pero era un hombre valiente.”(view spoiler)[I had made a promise to myself last year to start reading more in Spanish again, but apparently that promise was soon forgotten I only just managed to squeeze in this story before 2017 ended, which definitely wasn't what I had originally planned for the year. I have read Arturo Pérez-Reverte's work in the past, so I thought the first book of the Adventures Of Captain Alatriste would be a [...]

    28. I really really liked this one! Arturo's works are beautiful and this one is so heavily influenced by the Three Musketeers that a fact from the book is even referenced throughout it like it's totally canon. And I'm fine with that. I loved this book and I need to go on with the series. I do think that if you speak Spanish, you should totally read that in the original, otherwise you're kind of missing out.This is one of those books where every sentence is a gem. Maybe I'll read the 2nd one in Russ [...]

    29. As far as novels go, I think my favorites come from Pérez-Reverte. This, a Spanish love letter to Dumas, is probably my second favorite novel of his. It's full of gritty swashbuckling fun, with, and provides an excellent snapshot of Madrid in that time period.

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