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A los pies de Venus
A los pies de Venus
A los pies de Venus
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A los pies de Venus

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Publicada en 1926, "A los pies de Venus" es una obra maestra de Vicente Blasco Ibáñez y la continuación de "El Papa del Mar" (también disponible en E-Bookarama), en la que se da inicio a la historia amorosa que liga a Claudio Borja, un joven poeta valenciano, y Rosaura Salcedo, una rica dama argentina. Esta novela en la que prosiguen sus avatares puede leerse perfectamente, sin embargo, como novela suelta.
Si en la anterior era Claudio quien introducía la acción paralela narrando a Rosaura la historia del cismático Benedicto XIII, “el Papa Luna”, aquí es Baltasar Figueras, tío de Claudio, quien evoca vivamente el ascenso y apogeo de los Borgia en la Roma del siglo xv, una ciudad "postrada A los pies de Venus...".
Release dateSep 7, 2023
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Vicente Blasco Ibañez

Vicente Blasco Ibáñez (1867-1928) was a Spanish novelist, journalist, and political activist. Born in Valencia, he studied law at university, graduating in 1888. As a young man, he founded the newspaper El Pueblo and gained a reputation as a militant Republican. After a series of court cases over his controversial publication, he was arrested in 1896 and spent several months in prison. A staunch opponent of the Spanish monarchy, he worked as a proofreader for Filipino nationalist José Rizal’s groundbreaking novel Noli Me Tangere (1887). Blasco Ibáñez’s first novel, The Black Spider (1892), was a pointed critique of the Jesuit order and its influence on Spanish life, but his first major work, Airs and Graces (1894), came two years later. For the next decade, his novels showed the influence of Émile Zola and other leading naturalist writers, whose attention to environment and social conditions produced work that explored the struggles of working-class individuals. His late career, characterized by romance and adventure, proved more successful by far. Blood and Sand (1908), The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1916), and Mare Nostrum (1918) were all adapted into successful feature length films by such directors as Fred Niblo and Rex Ingram.

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