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Title
The fencing master
Author
Arturo Perez-Reverte
format
Hardback
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language
English
UK Publication Date
19990607

Everyone in Madrid in the torrid fall of 1868 is discussing political plots and revolution except for Don Jaime. He is a fencing master and a man of honor, an anachronism. For years he has been working on a Treatise on the Art of Fencing, the heart of which is his perfection of the unstoppable thrust. He is approached one day by a beautiful and mysterious woman with a scar at the corner of her mouth that hints at dark violence. She asks the maestro to teach her the unstoppable thrust. Even though Do-a Adela de Otero's weapons of charm and elegance are formidable, Don Jaime declines. But he is entirely unprepared for the unhurried, sure, and inexplicable movements that follow. Soon he finds himself involved in a plot that includes seduction, politics, secret documents, and murder. Rich with the historical detail of a decaying world that agonizes-as does the art of fencing-over ideals of honor and chivalry, The Fencing Master is superb literature and an honest-to-goodness page-turner.

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ARTURO PEREZ-REVERTE is the author of many critically acclaimed novels, includingThe Club Dumas,The Flanders Panel, and the Captain Alatriste series. A retired war journalist, he lives in Madrid and is a member of the Royal Spanish Academy.

"The master of the intellectual thriller is not an American or British writer, but Spaniard Arturo Perez-Reverte, one of the most creative and devilishly complex authors of the '90s."—San Francisco Examiner


Type
BOOK
Edition
1st Edition
Keyword Index
Fencing coaches - Spain - Madrid - Fiction.|Madrid (Spain) - Social life and customs - Fiction.
Country of Publication
New York (State)
Number of Pages
256

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