Bajo el cielo de Cawnpore by Alexandra Risley

By Alexandra Risley

Cawnpore, India, 1857. Después de cien años de dominación, Inglaterra aún sigue saqueando las inmensas riquezas de los angeles India. Los cipayos –el ejército de nativos que los británicos usan para someter a otros nativos, para despojarlos de sus tierras, para enfrentarlos a sus ancestrales tradiciones– están a punto de rebelarse con el apoyo de los maharajás destituidos.

A esa tierra maravillosa y convulsionada, crispada y fascinante, llega Abigail Fortescue para casarse con Henry Wilcotts, el hombre que conoció en su adolescencia, por el que guarda un profundo afecto, a quien hace años que no ve. Allí también conocerá al capitán Ballard, el hombre capaz de evitar el paso de l. a. rebelión al baño de sangre, con quien tendrá una inesperada complicidad que dará paso a un vínculo apasionado.

Amo los angeles India desde que puse un pie aquí: los angeles simplicidad de su gente, el Ganges, las insólitas montañas, pero no todos podemos amar algo que es tan susceptible, porque corremos el riesgo de volvernos vulnerables también.

En su tercera novela, Alexandra Risley vuelve a narrar con maestría las miserias de un imperio decadente en l. a. historia de Abigail y de Simon, dos personas capaces de inventar su propio destino.

Show description

Read Online or Download Bajo el cielo de Cawnpore PDF

Best fiction_1 books

Still Alice

In Lisa Genova's impressive big apple instances bestselling novel, an entire lady slowly loses her concepts and thoughts to Alzheimer's disease—only to find that every day brings a brand new lifestyle and loving. quickly to be a big movie starring Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kate Bosworth, and Kristen Stewart!

Flesh House (Logan McRae, Book 4)

Killers have terrorized Aberdeen within the past—Detective Sergeant Logan McRae has the scars to end up it—but whilst physique components appear in a shipment box on the harbor they kick off Scotland’s biggest manhunt in two decades. final time, after they tracked down Kenneth Wiseman, a brutal killer who butchered his sufferers, he used to be later acquitted on a technicality.

Some Great Thing

Submit 12 months observe: First released March twenty sixth 2004
------------------------

In his hugely acclaimed debut novel, Colin McAdam depicts the fight among males interested by development a city's destiny: developer Jerry McGuinty, blue collar, home made, a grasp craftsman, and Simon Struthers, a civil servant from a sought after, filthy rich heritage who shapes land-use coverage. Jerry has a blind spot for his alcoholic spouse, and Simon strikes among girls, ate up via a frantic vacancy. whilst their tales start to intertwine, their lives and goals are set on a collision path. A richly saw tale of kinfolk, classification, love and the person contributions we make to the bigness of the area, a few great point is a strong paintings from some of the most fascinating voices of his generation.

From the alternate Paperback edition.

Literary Awards
John Llewellyn Rhys Prize Nominee (2004), Amazon. ca First Novel Award (2004)

Curious George at the Aquarium

Beluga whales! Sea lions! Sharp-toothed piranhas! Curious George on the Aquarium is a full of life tale in accordance with H. A. and Margret Rey's well known primate and painted within the unique watercolor and charcoal variety. The aquarium is the precise position for a bit monkey to get into vast difficulty. A full-color twenty-four-page paperback with bonus actions and enjoyable evidence approximately sea lifestyles from the director of Connecticut's Mystic Aquarium.

Additional resources for Bajo el cielo de Cawnpore

Example text

He suffered a while. SECOND WOODCUTTER Early this morning he said the weather seemed to be getting better. He liked it this way: green, with a little rain . And the wood not too dry. THIRD wooDCUTTER Teddy was a good fellow. Used to have a little shop somewhere. Those were his good days. He was as fat as a priest then. But his business went brok e because he had an affair with some woman, and he came up here and lost his paunch with the years. ANOTHER WOODCUTTER Didn't he ever talk about his affair with the woman ?

Something for you blockheads! Teddy's schnapps, to celebrate Teddy's funeral! Fittin g and proper! Has anybody made a speech for Teddy yet! Wouldn't that be the right thing? BAAL I did. SEVERAL WOODCUTTERS BAAL J ust When ? now. Before you started talking big. It began with: Teddy has his rest . . You never notice anything until it's all over. -Let's get the sch napps! It's disgraceful. -And why, great Elephan t? It's Teddy's property . We've no right to break into that keg. Teddy has a wife and five poor orphans.

Landlord, a schnapps! S E C O N D PEASANT Will you buy him right away? BAAL The one that has the strongest loins. T H I R D PEASANT They'll be bringing in bulls from eleven villages for the price you're offering. BAAL 3o Baal FIRST PEASANT Take a look at my bull! Landlord, another schnapps! THE PEASANTS My bull is the best! Tomorrow evening, you say ? ( They begin to leave) Are you spending the night here ? BAAL Yes. I n a bed! ( The peasants go) EKART Just what are you trying to do? Have you gone crazy ?

Download PDF sample

Rated 4.55 of 5 – based on 31 votes