Cathedral of the Sea

Cathedral of the Sea

Book - 2008
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At last: The international bestsellera which has already sold nearly 2 million copies worldwideacomes to America Cathedral of the Sea, Ildefonso Falconesas mesmerizing historical novel about medieval Barcelona, was Spainas #1 bestseller for a full year. Rights have sold in thirtytwo countries to date, and comparisons to Ken Follettas The Pillars of the Earth are being made. Who better to bring you this international sensation than Follettas own publisher? Cathedral of the Sea follows the fortunes of the Estanyol family, from their peasant roots to a son, Arnau, who flees the land only to realize spectacular wealth and devastating problems. During Arnauas lifetime Barcelona becomes a city of light and darkness, dominated by the construction of the cityas great prideathe cathedral of Santa Maria del Maraand by its shame, the deadly Inquisition. A s a young man, Arnau joins the powerful guild of stone-workers and helps to build the church with his own hands, while his best friend and adopted brother Joan studies to become a priest. When Arnau, who secretly loves a forbidden Jewish woman named Mar, is betrayed and hauled before the Inquisitor, he finds himself faceto- face with his own brother. Will he lose his life just as his beloved Cathedral of the Sea is finally completed? An unforgettable fresco of a golden age in fourteenth-century Barcelona, Cathedral of the Sea is a story of friendship and revenge, of love and war.
Publisher: New York : Dutton, c2008.
ISBN: 9780525950486
Branch Call Number: FALCONES
Characteristics: 611 pages : map ; 25 cm.


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May 23, 2016

A sweeping historical drama set in 14th century Spain. It follows the fortunes and misfortunes of a young serf, Arnau who rises to prominence only to face disgrace.

Nov 09, 2012

I picked this book up at a discount table at Cub Foods. Wow, what a find. Its long, but I found it to be very interesting and worth the reading time.
8 of 10 for me.


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