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El Club Dumas [Paperback]

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Item description for El Club Dumas by Arturo Perez-Reverte...

Lucas Corso is a bibliophile mercenary in the middle of two searches. He needs to prove if a manuscript of The Three Musketeers is genuine. He must also find the solution to the enigma of a diabolic book, burned at the printers in 1667 by the Holy office and condemned by the Vatican; only two other copies are known. The stories intermingle and result in a page-turning thriller distinctive of Perez Reverte s writing. The book was taken to the big screen in a movie titled The Ninth Gate by renowned director Roman Polanski.

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Descifrar el misterio de un libro que invoca al demonio, del que slo quedan tres ejemplares en el mundo, se convirti para Lucas Corso, comprador de libros antiguos por encargo, en peligrosa aventura. Pero por si esto fuera poco, un captulo manuscrito de los tres mosqueteros de Alejandro Dumas entra en escena y se entremezclan historias para dar origen a un apasionante thriller al mejor estilo de Arturo Prez-Reverte. "El club Dumas" (1993), una de las novelas ms emblemticas del autor, constituye un modelo ejemplar de utilizacin de los ms genuinos ingredientes de la novela de intriga, de investigacin criminal, ambientacin histrica y ficcin culturalista, adems de ser un homenaje al maestro del folletn decimonnico, Alejandro Dumas. Esta novela ha sido llevada a la gran pantalla por Roman Polanski con el ttulo "La novena puerta".

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Item Specifications...

Pages   448
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 7.32" Width: 4.96" Height: 1.02"
Weight:   0.57 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2000
Publisher   Punto de Lectura
ISBN  8466318313  
ISBN13  9788466318310  

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More About Arturo Perez-Reverte

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Arturo Perez-Reverte is the author of many critically acclaimed novels, including The Club Dumas, The Flanders Panel, and the Captain Alatriste series. A retired war journalist, he lives in Madrid and is a member of the Royal Spanish Academy."

Arturo Perez-Reverte currently resides in Cartagena. Arturo Perez-Reverte was born in 1951.

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1Books > Special Features > New & Used Textbooks > Humanities > English
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Genre Fiction
4Books > Subjects > Mystery & Thrillers > Authors, A-Z > ( P ) > Perez-Reverte, Arturo
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Excelent  Jan 31, 2008
Extraordinary book, the best of it: the way it is written. Highly recommended for someone looking far more that a simple story and a natural narrative. Characters are great and real, it contains many references to the life and work of Alexandre Dumas (specifically to the three musketeers' saga), even in the way it is written.

Extraordinario libro, lo mejor: la forma como esta escrito. Muy recomendable para quien busca mas que simplemente una historia fria y una narración natural. Los personajes son exelentes y reales, contiene muchas referencias a la vida y obra de Alexandre Dumas (específicamente a la saga de los tres mosqueteros), inclusive en la forma en como esta escrito.

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