Un rey sin diversion

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Set in Triéves, France, during the winter of 1843, this novel tells the story of Langlois, a dark and entrancing character. As a small town remains buried under snow, a series of mysterious events occurs: a girl disappears, a young man is attacked, and a pig is maimed. The frightened villagers ask the police for help, and they arrive in the village led by the enigmatic Langlois, a man who is soon revealed as being capable of carrying out the most monstrous and cruel acts—as...

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Overview

Set in Triéves, France, during the winter of 1843, this novel tells the story of Langlois, a dark and entrancing character. As a small town remains buried under snow, a series of mysterious events occurs: a girl disappears, a young man is attacked, and a pig is maimed. The frightened villagers ask the police for help, and they arrive in the village led by the enigmatic Langlois, a man who is soon revealed as being capable of carrying out the most monstrous and cruel acts—as well as the most compassionate.

Ambientada en Trièves, Francia, durante el invierno de 1843, esta novela narra la historia de Langlois, un personaje oscuro y fascinante. Mientras un pequeño pueblo permanece sepultado bajo la nieve, se produce una serie de eventos misteriosos: una muchacha desaparece, un joven es atacado y un cerdo es mutilado. Los lugareños atemorizados le piden ayuda a la policía, y éstos llegan al pueblo capitaneados por el enigmático Langlois, un hombre que pronto se revela capaz de llevar a cabo los actos más monstruosos y crueles—y también los más compasivos.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9788415130222
  • Publisher: Editorial Impedimenta
  • Publication date: 10/1/2012
  • Language: Spanish
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 5.10 (w) x 7.80 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Jean Giono was a French author who, after having gone to war, wrote pacifist-oriented literature. He is the author of The Horseman on the Roof and The Man Who Planted Trees. Isabel Núñez is a translator, literary critic, writer, and professor of translation at the University of Pompeu Fabra. She is a frequent contributor to Spanish newspapers and magazines, such as Letras Libres and La Vanguardia, and she translated They Would Never Hurt a Fly.

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