El Cementerio de Praga by Umberto Eco PDF

By Umberto Eco

ISBN-10: 0307745112

ISBN-13: 9780307745118

Una extraordinaria novela que abarca desde los inicios del siglo XIX hasta los primeros años del siglo XX.
 
Marzo, 1897. París. Un hombre de sesenta y siete años escribe sentado a una mesa, en una habitación abarrotada de muebles: he aquí al capitán Simonini, un piamontés afincado en l. a. capital francesa, que desde muy joven se dedicó al noble arte de crear documentos falsos.

Hombre de pocas palabras, misógino y glotón impenitente, el capitán se inspira en los folletines de Dumas y Sue para dar fe de complots inexistentes, fomentar intrigas o difamar a las grandes figuras de l. a. política europea. Sin escrúpulos, Simonini trabaja al servicio del mejor postor: si antes fue el gobierno italiano quien pagó por sus imposturas, luego llegaron los encargos de Francia y Prusia, e incluso Hitler acabaría aprovechándose de sus malvados oficios.

A través de las experiencias únicas de Simonini, l. a. intriga de los angeles Europa del siglo XIX desfila por las páginas de esta cautivadora novela de Umberto Eco, quien, treinta años tras los angeles publicación de El nombre de los angeles rosa, regresa a los angeles ficción y nos muestra que en los angeles literatura como en los angeles vida, nada es lo que parece y nadie es quien cube ser.

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Later— Cpt. Molyneux, it transpires, suffers from a medical complaint which, if untreated, may impair those divers skills demanded of his station. The captain has therefore proposed to Henry that my friend voyage with us to Honolulu (victualing & private berth gratis), assuming the responsibilities both of Ship’s Doctor & personal physician to Cpt. Molyneux until our arrival. My friend explained he had intended to return to London, but Cpt. Molyneux was most insistent. Henry promised to think the matter over & come to a decision by Friday morning, the day now set for the Prophetess’s departure.

Resolute & bleak was his demand. ” With a terrible calmness & certitude, he pressed its tip against his throat. I told the Indian he was mad. “I not mad, you no help I, you kill I, just same. ) “So kill I. Say to others I attack you, so you kill I. I ain’t be fish food, Mr. Ewing. ” Cursing my conscience singly, my fortune doubly & Mr. D’Arnoq trebly, I bade him sheath his knife & for Heaven’s sake conceal himself lest one of the crew hear and come knocking. I promised to approach the captain at breakfast, for to interrupt his slumbers would only ensure the doom of the enterprise.

Younger men argued the creed of Peace did not encompass foreign cannibals of whom their ancestors knew nothing. The Moriori must kill or be killed. Elders urged appeasement, for as long as the Moriori preserved their mana with their land, their gods & ancestors would deliver the race from harm. ”) The elders won the day, but it mattered little. “When lacking numerical superiority,” Mr. ” The Ngati Tama & Ngati Mutunga had held councils of their own. The Moriori menfolk returned from their parliament to ambushes & a night of infamy beyond nightmare, of butchery, of villages torched, of rapine, of men & women, impaled in rows on beaches, of children hiding in holes, scented & dismembered by hunting dogs.

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