Hidden in the heart of the old city of Barcelona is the 'cemetery of lost books', a labyrinthine library of obscure and forgotten titles that have long gone out of print. To this library, a man brings his 10-year-old son Daniel one cold morning in 1945. Daniel is allowed to choose one book from the shelves and pulls out 'La Sombra del Viento' by Julian Carax.
But as he grows up, several people seem inordinately interested in his find. Then, one night, as he is wandering the old streets once more, Daniel is approached by a figure who reminds him of a character from La Sombra del Viento, a character who turns out to be the devil. This man is tracking down every last copy of Carax's work in order to burn them. What begins as a case of literary curiosity turns into a race to find out the truth behind the life and death of Julian Carax and to save those he left behind. A page-turning exploration of obsession in literature and love, and the places that obsession can lead.
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Beautiful illustrated edition of this runaway bestsellerL'autore:
Carlos Ruiz Zafon was born in Barcelona in 1964. He won the Premio Edebe for his first novel, Prince of the Mists and La Sombra del Viento is a finalist for the Premio Lara. He lives in Los Angeles and works as a scriptwriter.
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Descrizione libro Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2005. Gebundene Ausgabe. Condizione libro: Neu. 356 Seiten neu, in Schutzfolie, Versand spätestens am nächsten Werktag 416301 Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 830. Codice libro della libreria 111954
Descrizione libro George Weidenfeld & Nicolson L, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110297852272
Descrizione libro George Weidenfeld & Nicolson L, 2005. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria DADAX0297852272