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Author: Tracy Chevalier,Jose Luis Lopez Munoz
ISBN: 8420400246
Pages 360 pages
Publisher Alfaguara, S.A. Grupo Santillana, (October 22, 2003)
Language Spanish
Category: Fiction
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 147
ePUB size: 1782 kb
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eBook El azul de la Virgen (The Virgin Blue) (Spanish Edition) download

by Tracy Chevalier,Jose Luis Lopez Munoz

Start by marking El azul de la virgen as Want to Read . Before penning her bestselling novel Girl with a Pearl Earring, Tracy Chevalier wrote The Virgin Blue, the mesmerizing story of two women living in France 400 years apart. Let me just say that I loved, loved, LOVED this novel!

Start by marking El azul de la virgen as Want to Read: Want to Read savin. ant to Read. Let me just say that I loved, loved, LOVED this novel! I couldn't bear to put it down and so I read it practically straight through in a matter of hours. Chevalier's description of the people and towns of France both in present day and in the past are amazingly full of life and incredibly beautiful.

By (author) Tracy Chevalier. Publication City/Country Spain. ISBN13 9788466313797.

Traducción de José Luis López Muñoz. Traducción de: The virgin blue. We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. Este libro es de segunda mano y tiene o puede tener marcas y señales de su anterior propietario.

by Alberto Manguel (Author), Jose Luis Lopez Muñoz (Translator). Learn More on AbeBooks.

Also by Tracy Chevalier. From that day she was called La Rousse after the Virgin Mary

Also by Tracy Chevalier. That summer the Duc de l'Aigle brought a statue of the Virgin and Child and a pot of paint back from Paris for the niche over the church door. From that day she was called La Rousse after the Virgin Mary. The nickname lost its affection when Monsieur Marcel arrived in the village a few years later, hands stained with tannin and words borrowed from Calvin.

About Jose Luis Muñoz Lopez.

Published by IndieBooks in association with Hamish Hamilton, Reader, I Married Him: Stories Inspired by Jane Eyre.

Tracy Chevalier The Virgin Blue. The Duc de l’Aigle’s steward was no stranger

Tracy Chevalier The Virgin Blue. Only the Virgin’s face, dead centre in the painting, moved and changed, pain and a strange peace battling in her features as she gazed down at her dead son, framed by a colour that reflected her agony. As I stood in front of it, my right hand jerked up and involuntarily made the sign of the cross. I had never made such a gesture in my life. The Duc de l’Aigle’s steward was no stranger. He appeared periodically to confer with Jean Tournier and used the house to collect tithes from the surrounding farms, carefully recording them in a calfskin-bound book.

José Luis López Vázquez de la Torre MML (11 March 1922, in Madrid – 2 November 2009, in Madrid) was a Spanish actor. José Luis López Vázquez was born in Madrid, Spain on 11 March 1922. He originally worked in theater as a costume designer, a scenic designer, and as an assistant director to Pío Ballesteros and Enrique Herreros. In 1946, he switched over to film, with a small role in the movie María Fernanda la Jerezana.

Author of Girl with a Pearl Earring

Ella Turner and Isabelle du Moulin - two women born centuries apart, yet bound by a fateful family legacy. Ella and her husband move to France, but Village life turns out to be less idyllic than she expected, however, a peculiar dream of the color blue propels her on a quest to uncover her family's French ancestry. As the novel unfolds between the two women four hundred years apart - a common thread emerges that unexpectedly links them. This novel full of passion and intrigue compels readers to the very last page.

Description in Spanish: La historia de dos mujeres extraordinarias unidas a través del tiempo. La joven Isabelle du Moulin vive fascinada por el profundo color azul de la hornacina de la Virgen en la iglesia del pueblo. Son malos tiempos para admirar un icono católico: en la Francia del siglo XVI, el protestantismo libra una lucha feroz contra la vieja religión romana Un día, mientras la observa extasiada, el reflejo del sol le vuelve súbitamente el cabello rojo. No puede saber entonces de qué modo esos dos colores, el rojo de su pelo y el azul de la Virgen, marcarán su vida. Cuatrocientos años más tarde, Ella Turner llega al mismo pueblo. Guiada por unos extraños sueños y con la ayuda del bibliotecario, buscará el rastro del pasado hasta desentrañar el secreto familiar que ha permanecido escondido durante siglos.

This is the Spanish text edition of a beautifully written debut novel. Exquisite in its imagery and clarity of language, the author tells two parallel tales. One takes place in sixteenth century France, during the Protestant reformation and religious persecution of the Huguenots (Protestants). The other takes place in present day France. There are historical ties that bind these two stories, as well as a haunting familial legacy that reaches out across time to makes itself felt in the present.

The sixteenth century tale is based around a young woman, Isabelle du Moulin, who marries a boorish lout named Etienne Tournier, the oldest son of one of the more prominent families in their provincial town in France. She is a young woman upon whom the Virgin Mary made a great impression, when she was but a girl. The Tourniers, however, are believers of the new, harsh, Calvinist faith, and so Isabelle must also fully subscribe to it, if she is to survive in her husbands family and in the town in which she lives. When the St. Bartholomew's Day Massacre occurs, in which Huguenots are slain without mercy throughout all of France, Isabelle is forced to flee to safety with what remains of her husband's family. Unhappy in her marriage, she goes on to have an event occur in her life that is so tragic that her pain and sorrow is made palpable in the present, touching one of her ancestors, Ella Turner.

Of course, the parallel tale focuses around Ella Turner, a young, married American woman, who moves to France with her husband Rick, in order to advance his career. Ella agrees to the move, because it will take her to the region in France from which she knows her family originated. Once in France, Emma has some difficulty acclimating to life in the small provincial town to which they have moved, as well as to its denizens. Ella also finds herself having inexplicable nightmares and begins to feel herself somewhat alienated from her husband. To occupy her time, she begins a quest to discover more about her French ancestry. As Ella's story unfolds, alternating with the parallel story of Isabelle, commonalities between the past and present begin to emerge. These parallel stories then converge in a stunning denouement to resolve a tragedy of the past in the present.

The author combines historical fiction, suspense, romance, and touch of the supernatural all in one beautifully realized novel. The author writes with the heart of a poet and the soul of a great storyteller, one whose prose is delicately nuanced as she weaves gossamer threads of a tale well told. This is simply a superlative and stunning debut novel that will keep the reader turning its pages until the very last. Bravo!
I am near the end and will only finish it to be done with it. Contrived, unreal, and stupid with little imagination.