This long awaited fifth installment of the famous adventures of Captain Alatriste tells of an aristocratic love affair between Alatriste and María de Castro, the most . “Don Francisco de Quevedo me dirigió una mirada que interpreté como era debido, pues fui detrás del capitán Alatriste. Avísame. Booktopia has El Caballero del Jubon Amarillo, Las Aventuras Del Capitan Alatriste by Arturo Perez-Reverte. Buy a discounted Paperback of El Caballero del.
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Philip IV, monarch of Spain in the early 17th century, is doing what he can to bring Spain to its knees. Do you not know the difference?
I have two quibbles though, one is so spoiler-ridden that I hesitate to describe it in any way other than what felt like a failure of commitment by Perez-Reverte, and the other caballerk Joseph Conrad’s The Duel, which dealt with a similar subject matter of honor codes in a much more powerful and eloquent way.
He started his journalistic career writing for the now-defunct newspaper Pueblo. The first person narrator – the young page Inigo Balboa – made me think of the Arthurian knight from Bernard Cornwell Warlord Chronicles: A shame it has taken pages of prose to get to this stage, but I am looking forward very much to the sixth book in the sequence! Jun 11, Irene rated it liked it. The plot ran very smoothly, and felt like an adventure series should– flashing swords, amarilllo friends, beautiful and perhaps treacherous women, and enemies that show respect to each other on and off the field of battle.
I devoured the previous Alatriste adventures once I picked them up, but this one I have to admit was a hard start for me. Vaballero court favorite, who writes poetry for the king and plays for the queen, is Francisco de Quevedo, another historical literary figure who, along with a famous actress and her husband, figure prominently in the story.
With the fragile terms of upholding honor, it seems that old comrades and friends are hard to keep close, honor being destroyed by the least slur or cross-eyed look.
El caballero del jubón amarillo
Feb 10, Oscar Amador rated it really liked it. I would definitely reccommend this to anyone who is looking for a modern day contemporary of Alexandre Dumas.
This is a time when the Spanish arm Philip IV, monarch of Spain in the early 17th century, is doing what he can to bring Spain to its knees. In this addition to the Captain Alatriste series there is a plot afoot to kill the King of Spain and then to frame Alatriste as the assassin.
More always seemed promised than was actually delivered. Things begin to fall apart and friends don’t know who to believe or who to support, and poets and playwrights maintain the arts. Feb 12, Gleb rated it liked it. He put this experience into his book ‘Territorio Comanche’, focusing on Spanish novelist and ex-journalist.
El caballero del jubon amarillo / The Man in the Yellow Doublet (Captain Alatriste Series, Book 5)
Dfl historical accuracy, intrigue, and overall devilishness made this one absolutely irresistable and I could not put it down! I think this is deliberate on the part of the author, to plan the books so you can jump in at any point. He has cheated death so many times that he is surely certain his life is finally coming to a close.
Oct 12, Miguel rated it liked it. A commendable piece of research. Spanish novelist and ex-journalist. Book by book I am losing interest in the story. Characters lose their real image and realism goes on secon We often hear legends about Spanish love.
At juon time the story takes placeCervantes has died a few years before, impoverished and scorned as a literary figure of no merit. This is in some ways the best written of the Alatriste books that I’ve read so far, but it’s not the most enjoyable. It wasn’t that he no longer loved La Lebrijana, but when a woman as ammarillo as de Castro comes into his path, he’s not about to walk away, even when it becomes apparent his own skin is on the line, and that his rival for this great beauty’s affection is THE KING.
I also enjoyed many of the poetic touches added along the way, most of which are witty aphorisms and poems written by playwriter Francisco de Quevedo who is a character in the book. Although his debut was not quite successful, in edl, with ‘The Fencing Master’, caballego put his name as a serious writer of historic novels.
Each comprises a stand-alone story, with Balboa’s narration linking elements from earlier and, presumably, future amaeillo.
Caballero del Jubon Amarillo, El – Las Aventuras del Capitan Alatriste
It had me turning pages like a madman and grinning like a fool. Of course after finishing four previous books you read this one, because you already are interested in life of beloved heroes but I guess author should find a way to finish these series with the best way.
He won back my respect, and I adore him more than ever. Alatriste gets on the wrong side of the wrong people and finds himself in deep trouble, constantly watched and followed and at all times needing to defend himself.
Sadly, the novel bogs down after the first swordfight in the opening pages, but picks up as now year old Balboa accompanies playwright Francisco de Quevedo into the royal apartments, as the artist’s scribe. What was good was the description of 17th Century Spain.
The fact that Alatriste still serves something greater than himself. I think this is my favorite book so far in this series–more and deeper aspects of Captain Alatriste’s jubob are revealed, and we experience the pangs and elations and disillusionments of his young protege Inigo on the path to adulthood as well as Inigo’s often wise, frequently ironic perspective as he narrates the story from the distance of old age.
It is fairly fast-paced and has all the intrigue and grit that I have come to expect, as well as the return of many of the characters from The King’s Gold and the rest of the series. The final part of the book keeps readers in suspense as Alatriste flees after being falsely accused of murder while avoiding the hand of Maletesta, and in the long run, saving the life of his beloved king from the hands of an assassin.
Previous volumes in the series suffered from a strange distancing effect, partly the result of the narrative construction the events are related in hindsight by the now elderly former apprentice of Alatriste himself. In the current volume, Margaret Jull Costa proffers an outstanding translation that reads smoothly absent cultural lacunae that mar so many translated-from works.
A man of honor and dignity no matter what life throws at him. Want to Read Ujbon Reading Read. This is a superb historical novel, perhaps the best in the series. Can I just say how much I love the man in black, Alatriste’s ever present antagonist, Gualaterio Malatesta? Madrid was a dangerous place, men’s honour would see friends fight to the death for a minor faux pas.
Preferring the Dominicans, cabaallero younger royal brother is more amenable to the Inquisition.