El Pergamino de la Seduccion EPB has ratings and reviews. Makenzie said: I officially give up on this book, after having read more than a third. Un novela extraordinaria de amor y locura, en la que un historiador y una joven estudiante investigan la enigmática vida de Juana la Loca. Learn more about El Pergamino de la Seduccion in the Toronto Public Library digital collection.

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Lucia tells the professor how pergakino would have felt if she were Juana. Una buena historia con Siempre me ha fascinado la figura de Juana.

The historic story portion of the plot I found very interesting. I think it’s meant to be a sort of vindication of Juana, but the whole examining the interiority of the historical figure seemed kind of forced and the narration was plagued with stereotypes. First impressions of this book was that the translation from Spanish to English were done incredibly well.

For some reason, Belli felt that she needed to tell the story of Juana the Mad by way of a very creepy 40 something man using using the story to seduce a teenaged orphan.

Maharet rated it did not like it Aug 26, And it wasn’t that I was offended by these details. Diese Geschichte hat mir zwar aeduccion gefallen, konnte mich aber nicht ganz so begeistern wie das Leben Johannas. Those at court who could not fathom Juana as heir to the throne of the most important empire of its day conspired against her and dd to question her sanity.

Aug 01, Maria rated it it was amazing.

The Scroll of Seduction

Gioconda Belli, partly of Northern Italian descent, was an active participant in the Sandinista struggle against the Somoza dictatorship, and her work for the movement led to her being forced into exile in Mexico in The story begins along the time when Juana was arranged to I never realized that eroticism and history could mix together and form a very interesting novel. It is a book I love historical fiction. Add a library card to your account to borrow titles, place holds, and add titles to your wish list.


Interesting reinterpretation of “Juana the Mad” from a woman’s perspective. I was fl enjoying this book. Quotes from El Pergamino de l If that doesn’t work, there may be a network issue, and you can use our self test fe to see what’s preventing the page from loading. The novel follows two parallel stories: Belli’s books have been published in numerous languages. Ich konnte mich wirklich in die Sevuccion hineinfallen lassen und mit Johanna bzw.

La historia de Juana de Castilla me ha encantado. Oct 29, Christy rated it it was ok. Entiendo que existen diversas opiniones sobre este recurso literario: I would have loved this book had it left out pervamino odd and creepy fictional story of Lucia and Manuel and just focused on Juana and her story.

Por ello mismo, me hubiera gustado que la historia fuera solo sobre el personaje de Juana. The worst book I have ever read. I never realized that eroticism and history could mix together and form a very interesting novel.

After the umpteenth mention of evil, repressive, Catholic Spain vs. If that doesn’t bother you, this book was really good.

Your session has expired. Gioconda Belli born December 9, in Managua, Nicaragua is a Nicaraguan author, novelist and poet.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. As a parallel story, it also tells the story of Lucia, an orphan from Central America, who is studying in a boarding school in Madrid. It paralleled the life of a sixteen year old girl in the 60’s with the life of a young renaissance princess who becomes a queen. I officially give up on this book, after having read more than a third of it. InBelli’s book La Mujer Habitada The Inhabited Womana semi-autobiographical novel that raised gender issues for the first time in the Nicaraguan revolutionary narratives, brought her increased attention; this lw has been published in several languages and was on the reading list at four universities in the United States.


I would not have given perbamino one star but on the whole the story was pretty good if you can get past the pedophilic behavior of the grown man.


The Scroll of Seduction by Gioconda Belli

Raquel rated it did not like it Aug 21, He dresses her up like Juana and tells her the story. If one wants to have that combination, then this should be the book that one should read. Mona Hernandez rated it did not like it Oct 23, Lists with This Book. Please sign in again so you can seduccin to borrow titles and access your Loans, Wish list, and Holds pages. Great history on Queen Juana the Mad from Spain. Gioconda Belli born December 9, in Managua, Nicaragua xeduccion a Nicaraguan author, novelist and poet.

The minor and her lecturer are just as boring. Gwen Boleyn rated it did not like it Sep 07, She befriends a historian, Manuel, and his aunt, Aunt Agueda. First, there’s Manuel, a something-year-old historian, seducing a year-old girl. Ariel rated it did not like it Pergxmino 13,