El maestro de esgrima

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Novela de aventuras pero también policiaca, de traiciones y maniobras políticas en el Madrid galdosiano de 1868, El maestro de esgrima es la historia de un mundo de tahúres y mercachifles mantenido a distancia por un florete honorable. Pero es, sobre todo, una inquietante parábola sobre el poder del dinero, la ambición política y la extinción de los valores de honradez y fidelidad en los finales del siglo XX.

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A tale of adventures, a detective story, and a saga of betrayals and political ploys in the Madrid of 1868, El maestro de esgrima is the account of a world overflowing with gamblers and hawkers held at bay by an honorable foil. More importantly, it is a disquieting allegory of the power of money, political ambition, and the extinction of values such as honor and fidelity in a crumbling twentieth century.

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In 1866 Spain, Don Jaime is an old-fashioned fencing master, unaware of the political conspiracies around him. A mysterious and beautiful woman enters his life, asking to be instructed in this old gentlemen's art. Once he accepts, he is thrown into an entangled plot of intrigue and death.

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