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Ospina, William, 1954-

(Book - 2013 - Spanish)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Random House, Inc.
En 1543, con solo dieciséis años, deseoso de fortuna y aventuras guerreras, el joven Pedro de Ursúa viaja al Nuevo Mundo. Desembarca en Perú, confiando en que la tierra de los incas le depare, como a tantos hasta entonces, riqueza y poder; sin embargo, se encuentra con una región turbulenta, dividida entre bandos de conquistadores tan apegados a sus nuevas rapiñas que recelan de cualquier recién llegado. La llegada de su tío Miguel Díaz de Armendáriz a Cartagena lo libra de este panorama sin promesas y bajo su padrinazgo comienza una larga y codiciosa carrera de conquistas. Después, libre ya de disposiciones oficiales, se entrega a sus sueños de riqueza y de gloria.
Con todas las contradicciones de los grandes hombres –cruel y compasivo, audaz y conservador, obediente e indócil, enamorado y misógino – Pedro de Ursúa personifica las violentas pasiones que asolaron las Indias Occidentales.

Baker & Taylor
In a portrait of the Spanish conquest of America, young Pedro de Ursâua embarks on a voyage to America in search of fortune and glory, arriving in Peru and traveling to Cartagena, where his adventures, fortunes, and misfortunes begin.

Publisher: Nueva York :, Vintage Español, una división de Random House, Inc.,, 2013
Edition: Primera edición Vintage Español
ISBN: 9780804169431
Branch Call Number: Spa FIC O
Characteristics: 490 pages ; 21 cm


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