Look inside this book. El hereje (Volumen independiente) (Spanish Edition) by [ Delibes, Miguel]. Follow the Author. Miguel Delibes Miguel Delibes (Author). Author: Miguel Delibes. Genre: Novel. Written: (Eng. ). Length: pages. Original in: Spanish. Availability: The Heretic – US. El hereje – US. A prime example of this type of historical novel is Miguel. Delibes’ El hereje ( ). Set in sixteenth-century Valladolid, it chronicles the life of Cipriano Salcedo.

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Miguel Delibes

The most gratifying aspect of the story, however, for this reviewer, is the author’s rendering of past customs and events from our vantage point. Castilla como problema, Viejas historias de Castilla la Vieja, The Heretic – UK.

He grows up to become a prosperous merchant and joins the Reformation movement, which is secretly advancing on the Iberian Peninsula, the historical bastion of the Catholic church.

The most obvious challenge is far away: Mi mundo y el mundo, More than anything, The Heretic is a good story, and it’s well told. And those two qualities barely even apply to the two main characters – a father and son who spend the first half of the novel indulging in ugly perversions while still attaining great success, despite their reprehensible behavior and belief in their entitled positions.


Aventuras, venturas y desventuras de un cazador a rabo, Pegar la hebra, Castilla, lo castellano y los castellanos, Delibes obviously strove to paint a portrait of life in 16th century Spain, but he does so in an annoyingly snobbish manner. Business and, for a while, domestic life, satisfy Cipriano, but this is also a world in which religion — and dogmatic hegemony — are being challenged.

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See our Returns Policy. Credit offered by NewDay Ltd, over 18s only, subject to status. Mi vida al aire libre Memorias deportivas de un hombre sedentario Mi querida bicicleta, There was a problem filtering reviews right now. But before long, the Spanish Inquisition will drive the Reformers to put their lives at stake.

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The family dynamics are very nicely handled: Meanwhile, Bernardo also lusts after Minervina, and his attempts to spy on and seduce her are very nicely presented. This average novel is docked one more star due to an atrocious translation and publication process.

While Delibes scrupulously avoids reverse anachronism, he delicately reinterprets the past without stripping it of its character and impact. The title of the novel suggests — and the English subtitle reinforces delkbes idea — that The Heretic is very much A Novel of the Inquisition.

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An ode to tolerance and the liberty of conscience, “The Heretic” is a gripping tale and a vivid portrait of the tumult that would split the Catholic Church in two and completely refashion the western world.


Once he has finished his studies Cipriano takes over his by then dead father’s business, and becomes a successful entrepeneur.

Cipriano is an interesting character, marked less by his father’s mistreatment than the loss of his one true love, Minervina. It takes Nereje a while before he is receptive to the challenges, but ultimately he is convinced.

Siestas con viento sur, Amazon Business Service for business customers. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. Castilla en mi obra Castilla en mi obra, The main point of the story – the son’s conversion to the then-underground Reformation movement, mifuel come until halfway through the novel.

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At times one suspects he married Teodorima simply in the hopes of literally being overwhelmed by her, but he’s a scrappy little guy and for a while the mismatched couple make it work.

Las guerras de nuestros antepasados, It is a good book to read and is based in real history. Mis amigas las truchas, I think the key to understanding the book is found in two places: