A prime example of this type of historical novel is Miguel. Delibes’ El hereje ( ). Set in sixteenth-century Valladolid, it chronicles the life of Cipriano Salcedo. El hereje has ratings and reviews. Bogdan said: I wanted to make a longer review, but due to lack of time, I will shorten it to this: It is har. Editions for El hereje: (Paperback published in ), (Paperback published in ), by Miguel Delibes First published

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This is very much a life-story, following the life and career of Cipriano from birth to death, and his role as a heretic truly only comes to the fore in the final section and chapters. Thanks for telling us about the problem. deibes

The Heretic (El Hereje)

Overall, this novel was a trail to get through and I was entirely relieved to be done with it. Isabel Padilla soto rated it it was ok Feb 24, Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review delibew a whole.

He as a character was not fascinating in the least bit, instead he was entirely depraved, horrid, and I was quite happy with his wretched fate. Mar 07, Matt rated it it was ok. Jennifer Kraft rated it it was ok Jul 27, Paula rated it it was ok Nov 25, To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.


Here and later Delibes uses him as a case-study of the changing economic and business-environment in the Spain of that time, the sort of historical colour that helps add texture to the novel without ever sounding too much like it’s pieced together from a textbook. Der Ketzer – Deutschland. It takes Cipriano a while before he is receptive to the challenges, but ultimately he is convinced.

And this is the worst for any novel not making your readers like, at least a little bit, the characters.

Over a hundred pages long, this part of the book only covers Cipriano’s childhood and early teen years. Open Preview See a Problem? In Cipriano’s Spain there is even hreeje openness — but change is in the air, and the questioning of doctrine inevitable.

Trying to moguel all your book preview and review needs. Once he has finished his studies Cipriano takes over his by then dead father’s business, and becomes a successful entrepeneur. The novel is dedicated: Isaac Cabrera Bofill rated it it was ok Jul 04, Even here, the heresy is slow in coming.

The Heretic (El Hereje) : Miguel Delibes :

As someone tells him: Trivia About El hereje. Jennifer Giron rated it it was ok Dec 03, While the signs particularly Cipriano’s birth-date are ominous, Delibes doesn’t bog down the narrative with a particular message, or theology or history: Preview — El hereje by Miguel Delibes.


The argument here is not so much that Cipriano has made a superior choice, but that those in power have abused it — much like, delbies example, the Soviet show-trials of the 20th century.

The history in this book is interesting, they way people lived, what they believed in, doctors methods of curing ills and deciding if a woman miuel able to conceive.

Published May 28th by Distribooks first published The year is and the Catholic church is going through a lot of unrest.

The Heretic – Miguel Delibes

To ask other readers questions about El herejeplease sign up. Herfje Malta rated it it was ok Feb 22, Joel Mercado Rosa rated it it was ok Aug 17, Bernardo’s coldness towards his son gets worse as the child grows up, and despite having the wherewithal to send him to a fine school he dumps him in a boarding school for foundlings, where the boy won’t even come home for vacations.

I was entirely livid with hate for the story and utterly compelled to murder the characters before they met their own fates.