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Author Pérez-Reverte, Arturo, author.

Title Hombres buenos = Good men / Arturo Pérez Reverte.

Edition Primera edición.
Publication Info. Barcelona : Alfaguara, 2015.
Location Call No. Status
 95th Street Adult Fiction World Language  SPANISH F PEREZ    AVAILABLE
 Nichols Adult Fiction World Language  SPANISH F PEREZ    AVAILABLE
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Description 582 pages ; 23 cm
Summary Spanish description: «En España, en tiempos de oscuridad, siempre hubo hombres buenos que, orientados por la Razón, lucharon por traer a sus compatriotas las luces y el progreso. Y no faltaron quienes intentaban impedirlo.» Arturo Pérez-Reverte A finales del siglo XVIII, cuando dos miembros de la Real Academia Española, el bibliotecario don Hermógenes Molina y el almirante don Pedro Zárate, recibieron de sus compañeros el encargo de viajar a París para conseguir de forma casi clandestina los 28 volúmenes de la Encyclopédie de D'Alembert y Diderot, que estaba prohibida en España, nadie podía sospechar que los dos académicos iban a enfrentarse a una peligrosa sucesión de intrigas, a un viaje de incertidumbres y sobresaltos que los llevaría, por caminos infestados de bandoleros e incómodas ventas y posadas, desde el Madrid ilustrado de Carlos III al París de los cafés, los salones, las tertulias filosóficas, la vida libertina y las agitaciones políticas en vísperas de la Revolución francesa. Basada en hechos y personajes reales, documentada con extremo rigor, conmovedora y fascinante en cada página, Hombres buenos narra la heroica aventura de quienes, orientados por las luces de la Razón, quisieron cambiar el mundo con libros, cuando el futuro arrinconaba las viejas ideas y el ansia de libertad hacía tambalearse tronos y mundos establecidos."--Page [4] of cover.
"English Description: In Spain, in the times of darkness, there were always good men who, guided by Reason, fought to bring light and progress to their countrymen. And there were always those who tried to stop them.y Arturo Pérez-Reverte At the end of the 18th century, when two members of the Real Academia EspañolaDon Hermógenes Molina, the librarian, and Admiral Pedro Záratewere asked by their colleagues to travel to Paris to obtain the forbidden 28-volume Encyclopédie de DAlembert y Diderot in an almost clandestine way, no one could suspect that the two academics would face such a dangerous succession of events: a journey of uncertainty and fear would take them down paths infested by bandits and uncomfortable inns, from the enlightened Madrid of Carlos III to the Paris of cafés, salons, philosophical discussions, libertine lifestyles, and the political agitation at the eve of the French Revolution. Based on real people and facts, and documented with extreme care, Good Men is poignant and fascinating throughout, as it narrates the heroic adventure of those who, guided by the lights of Reason, tried to change the world with books, when the future was burying away old ideas, and the yearning for liberty was making thrones and established worlds begin to topple."--Amazon.com.
Language Text in Spanish.
Subject Encyclopédie -- Fiction.
Real Academia Española -- Fiction.
Prohibited books -- Fiction.
Spain -- History -- 18th century -- Fiction.
Spanish language materials.
Spanish language materials.
Spanish language materials.
Genre Historical fiction.
Spanish language materials
Spanish language materials.
Added Title Good men
ISBN 9781941999172
1941999174
9788420403243
8420403245
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