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El pergamino de la seducción
Return to Book Page. The Scroll of Seduction by Gioconda Belli.
Manuel is a man of many talents; an art historian and professor, he is also an exquisite storyteller. Promised to Prince Philippe the Handsome to sol Manuel is a man of many talents; an art historian and professor, he is also an exquisite storyteller. Promised to Prince Philippe the Handsome to solidify ties between the Flemish and Spanish crowns, Queen Juana immediately fell in love with her betrothed with all the abandon and passion of her fiery personality.
Theirs was one of the most tumultuous love stories of all time. But Juana, who was also one of the most learned princesses of the Renaissance, was forced to pay a high price for being headstrong and daring to be herself. Those at court who could not fathom Juana as heir to the throne of the most important empire of its day conspired against her and began to question her sanity. Eventually she came eprgamino be known as Juana the Mad.
But was she really insane, or just a victim of her impetuosity and unbridled passion? Hardcoverpages. Published September 19th by Rayo first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
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Lists with This Book. Jun 09, Jeruen rated it it was amazing. I never realized that eroticism and history could mix together and form a very interesting novel. If one wants to have that combination, then this should be the book that pergsmino should read.
So, what is this about? This is a book written by Gioconda Belli, one of Central America’s great writers. The story begins along the vioconda when Juana was arranged to I never realized that eroticism and history could mix together and form a very interesting novel. The story giocond along the time when Juana was arranged to be wed to Philippe, up to the point when she dies as an old woman of 76 years lx.
As a parallel story, it also tells the story of Lucia, an orphan from Central America, who is studying in a boarding school in Madrid. She befriends a vioconda, Manuel, and his aunt, Aunt Agueda. The main setup of the story is that Manuel first met Lucia in the Museo del Prado in Madrid, and remarked that Lucia resembles Juana La Loca very much, to the point that he invites her, a year-old student, in his house, in order to relive the story of Juana La Loca.
Manuel has a medieval dress that he insists Lucia wears whenever they would meet during the weekends.
Thus, the story of Juana and Philippe and Lucia and Manuel become intertwined together, and the narration swings from first-person to second-person and back. Overall, I think it was a very interesting device.
Now, the title is actually misleading. There isn’t a scroll of seduction in the book. However, the story is indeed about seduction, and there’s multiple instances of it.
First, there’s Manuel, a something-year-old historian, seducing a year-old girl. There’s also Juana, seducing Philippe, back in the 16th century. And yes, there are numerous instances where sex becomes a major player in diplomacy.
A little disturbing factoid in this novel is the fact that a body seems to inhabit multiple bodies. Lucia makes love with Peragmino, but as who? And who was she making love to? The book makes a good job of blurring the boundary between reality and hallucination. So did I like this book? This is not for youngsters, but I find it very well researched. I never ;ergamino of the existence of Juana La Loca before, but now I have a better idea of who she was. This may be pergaimno, it may be historical fiction, but it giodonda a good read if one is interested in the history of Castile and Aragon back in the ‘s.
Por ello mismo, me hubiera gustado que la historia fuera solo sobre el personaje de Juana. Nov 24, Barb added it Shelves: I wasn’t as interesting in reading about the more contemporary seduction of the seventeen year old girl by her adult professor but I thought I would give the book a try anyway. There were things that got in the way of my enjoyment and I didn’t finish this book. The seduction part of the story would have been just fine if it weren’t seducxion the strange and disor A Pretty Cover Can Only Take Me So Far I was very curious about “Juana the Mad” and was looking forward to reading that portion of this story.
The seduction part of the story would have bellii just sedkccion if it weren’t for the strange and disorganized way the story was told. I suspect, that in the translation from Spanish to English, some of the finer points of the writing pergamion have been lost.
The chronology wasn’t at all fluid, it was very difficult for me to tell if the main character was referring to something that happened in the recent past or the distant past.
I thought the way the author had the main character Lucia describe her body was strange especially when she tells the reader about her belly button. This is after she has described the rest of her body: And for some inexplicable reason, whenever I did that, I giofonda a tickling pergamlno in my rectum. I can read about nearly anything without being offended.
And it wasn’t that I was offended by these details. I just didn’t feel like they were valuable to the story in anyway. They didn’t serve to endear the main character to the reader and they certainly didn’t do anything to move the story forward.
I thought that they were strange and gave the story a weirdness to it that I didn’t understand. I thought the progression of events, specifically the manipulating actions of the professor were not believable.
Things would have happened much more slowly in real life. And the whole premise of getting Lucia to imagine herself as Juana just didn’t seem very well developed or realistic, it seemed rather forced, unrealistic and silly to me.
The Scroll of Seduction by Gioconda Belli
I was disappointed by all of these observations and I let this one go in favor of something that showed more promise in being a book I would actually enjoy. I would still like seducccion read about “Juana the Mad” if anyone can recommend something else that would be great, Thanks. Jan 25, Jeff Nail rated it it was ok. The Scroll of Seduction is a very bad story giocoonda a good story.
For some velli, Belli felt that she needed to tell the story of Juana the Mad by way of a very creepy 40 something man using using the story to seduce a teenaged orphan.
Had he just stuck to the story of Juana, this would have been a great book. Juana’s story, told in first person, is engaging with just the right amount of detail to set the stage, but not bog down the story. I officially give up on this book, after having read more than a third of it. I really wanted to finish it, but it is irritating me more and more as I go on. It is made up of two stories: The first is decidedly creepy I think mostly for the way it’s pergamjno, because I have certainly read much creepier things than a relationship between a year-old and an older man and it ha I officially give giocpnda on this book, after having read more than a third of it.
The first is decidedly creepy I think mostly for the way it’s presented, because I have certainly read much creepier things than a relationship between a year-old and an older man and it hasn’t put me off of the book ; pergamjno second had a lot of potential, but fell kind bdlli flat, at least in the part that I read. I think it’s meant to be a sort of vindication of Juana, but the whole examining the interiority of the historical figure seemed kind of forced and the narration was plagued with stereotypes.
After the umpteenth mention of evil, repressive, Catholic Spain vs. Perhaps the rest of the book is more believable, but I have my doubts. May 16, Rebecca rated it it was ok. It perhamino to me that this book was divided into two stories. There is the medieval story of Juana la loca Juana of Castile and then there is the fictional story of a 17 year old orphan Lucia who is at a boarding school run by Nun’s in Spain.
El Pergamino de la Seduccion EPB: Una Novela
She meets a 40 something professor Maunel and he seduces her while telling her the story of Juana. Belli tries to model Lucia’s story after Juana’s and tries to draw parallels between the two, but Lucia’s story just left me feeling wired-ed out.
I would It seemed to me that this book was divided be,li two stories. I would have loved this book had it left out the odd and creepy fictional story of Lucia and Manuel and just focused on Juana and her story. I would have loved to read about actual facts and delve more into the different characters that surrounded Juana and her husband. In the end I didn’t read the whole of this book as every time it went to Lucia and Manuel I skipped until it was back to the medieval story of Juana la Loca!
View all 3 comments. She is portrayed as a hysterical, ignorant nymph who only takes pride in being plumbered by her hermosito. Also disappointing is that the historical setting is just giocomda The characters could also have been on heat in Budapest in the The minor and her lecturer are just as boring. Young girl with nothing on her mind than mounting an old fart, plus both too ignorant or careless to even consider some sort of protection.
Oct 01, Sabrina Bullock rated it it was amazing.