The Way to Paradise:Mario Vargas Llosa /Cosi Fan Tutti: Michael Dibdin/Catalina: Somerset Maugham    ( Pre-loved)

The Way to Paradise:Mario Vargas Llosa /Cosi Fan Tutti: Michael Dibdin/Catalina: Somerset Maugham ( Pre-loved)

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The Way to Paradise: The Way to Paradise interweaves the story of the painter Paul Gauguin with that of his grandmother, Flora Tristan. In 1844, Flora embarked on a tour of France to campaign for workers' and women's rights. In 1891, her grandson set sail for Tahiti, determined to escape civilisation and seek out inspiration to paint his primitive masterpieces. Flora died before her grandson was born, but their travels and obsessions unravel side by side in this absorbing novel.
A rare study of passion, ambition and the determined pursuit of greatness in the face of illness, death and conservative forces, The Way to Paradise shows Mario Vargas Llosa at the peak of his powers.


Cosi Fan Tutti Aurelio Zen is in Naples, commanding the lowly harbor detail. It's the first time an outsider has been given this position, but Zen is not just any outsider. He's a Criminalpol operative who works directly out of the Ministry in Rome. possibly Mafia-associated fiances. This Zen might be able to do (his plan involves Neapolitan prostitutes masquerading as Albanian refugees) except for the sudden spate of ominous graffiti, marauding garbage truck crews, officer impersonations, and VIP disappearances he is expected to solve. Which in turn might be possible if Zen weren't being mistaken for the head of Naples' most powerful and feared clan...
 Catalina:  Crippled sixteen-year-old Catalina is the one person unable to join in the festivities of the Feast of the Assumption. But then she has a vision of the Virgin, and is miraculously cured. In the dark days of the Spanish Inquisition, such a claim to blessedness has serious consequences, especially when Catalina seems more inclined to obey her heart than the demands of the Church.
The last of Maugham's novels, Catalina is a romantic celebration of Spain and a delightfully mischievous satire on absolutism.
Paper backs in excellent pre-loved condition 

 


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