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Author Sánchez Piñol, Albert, 1965- author
Title Victus. English
Victus [ebook] : the fall of Barcelona, a novel / Albert Sánchez Piñol ; translated by Thomas Bunstead & Daniel Hahn
Publisher Sydney, NSW : Harper, and imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2014
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Summary In this sweeping tale of heroism, treason, war, love, and regret, Albert Sanchez Pinol breathes new life into the infamous siege of a legendary city. At the turn of the eighteenth century a dark cloud looms over Spain. Her "bewitched" ruler dies without a clear successor, pitting two of Europe's most powerful kings against each other for control of the crown. Caught in the crosshairs of war, the Catalonian state finds herself in a bloody contest for independence. Abandoned by their allies and outnumbered tenfold, the defiant and ill-equipped citizens of Barcelona defend their homeland with vicious determination. Marti Zuviria, an accomplished military engineer and tactician with the power to change history, leads the defense against the Bourbons, but he is torn between his loyalties and his purse. Politically ambitious yet morally weak, Marti fights on both sides of the long War of the Spanish Succession, carefully navigating a sea of Machiavellian intrigue and betraying the city he was commended to keep. Rich in color and characters, abundant in epic battles, and illustrated with stunning portraits of war, Victus is a magnificent literary achievement that is destined to become classic
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Subject Spanish Succession, War of, 1701-1714 -- Fiction
Spanish fiction -- 21st century
FICTION -- Historical.
Spanish fiction.
Barcelona (Spain) -- History -- Siege, 1713-1714 -- Fiction
Spain -- Fiction
Genre Electronic books
Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Subject Downloadable file
Alt Author Bunstead, Thomas, translator
Hahn, Daniel, translator
OverDrive, Inc
ISBN 9780062323989
Music # EB00241664 Recorded Books

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