The 5 of the week by Mar Campelo (professor at BU)


“He was not the most honest or the most pious man, but he was a brave man”… With these words begins El Capitán Alatriste, the story of a veteran soldier from the Tercios of Flanders who survives as a paid swordsman in XNUMXth-century Madrid . His dangerous and exciting adventures plunge us breathlessly into the intrigues of the Court of a corrupt and decadent Spain, the ambushes in dark alleys between the shine of two steels, the taverns where Francisco de Quevedo composes sonnets between brawls and bottles of wine, or the comedy corrals where the representations of Lope de Vega end with stabs.

The recommended titles are in the Library of the International Institute. If you are interested in reading this recommendation, you can check its availability at IIE library catalog.

Perez-Reverte, Arturo (1951-)

Captain Alatriste / Arturo and Carlota Pérez-Reverte. — Madrid: Alfaguara, DL 1999. — 237 p. ; 24cm — (The adventures of Captain Alatriste; 1). — ISBN 84-204-8353-2

PQ6666.E765 C37 1999