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Las piadosas

Las piadosas

by Federico Andahazi
     
 

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Federico Andahazi author of the critically acclaimed novel El Anatomista, weaves a Faustian tale of envy, lust and self destruction, around the historically familiar backdrop of Lord Byron and his libertine colleagues in 1816 Geneva.

This atmospheric and erotic story follows the pursuits of Byron's personal secretary John Willian Polidri, whose all consuming

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Federico Andahazi author of the critically acclaimed novel El Anatomista, weaves a Faustian tale of envy, lust and self destruction, around the historically familiar backdrop of Lord Byron and his libertine colleagues in 1816 Geneva.

This atmospheric and erotic story follows the pursuits of Byron's personal secretary John Willian Polidri, whose all consuming envy of his employer and his literary friends leads him to strike a deal with a monster in the guise of a woman who promises him literary fame in return for his sperm. The reader follows Polidri's descent into madness as he discovers the true nature of the pact he has made and its consequences.

Federico Andahazi has written a provocative gothic tale reminiscent of the literary classics Jane Eyre and Goethe's Faust.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal - Library Journal
As in El anatomista, Andahazi explores sexuality. Here, he constructs a modern gothic novel in which the intrigue involves both memorable characters and plot. Dr. Polidori, the protagonist, is both the hero and victim in this novel. The backdrop is familiar: Lord Byron and his colleagues in the summer of 1816. Consumed by envy of his employer, Lord Byron, and the poet's literary friends, Polidori strikes a deal with a monster in the guise of a woman. By following Polidori's descent into madness, the reader discovers the true nature and the consequences of the pact he has made. A powerful story, recommended for public and academic libraries with a large Spanish collection.--Libbhy Romero Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9789504914372
Publisher:
Planeta Publishing Corporation
Publication date:
06/06/2006
Edition description:
Spanish-language Edition
Pages:
182
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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