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. Dec 6, “El pergamino de la seducción” de Gioconda Belli. Search. Advanced. Always available OverDrive magazines are here! ×. Title details for El Pergamino de la Seduccion by Gioconda Belli – Available.

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Hardcoverpages. To ask other readers pergamiho about The Scroll of Seductionplease sign up. 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. I thought the progression of events, specifically the manipulating actions of the professor were not believable.

I would have loved to read about actual facts and delve more into the different characters that surrounded Juana and her husband. Manuel plays the part of Juana’s beloved husband, Phillipe, and easily seduces her.

While these are minor oops, this is still professional printing and I had a rough time of letting go of that as I continued dl. Belli’s books bello been published in numerous languages.

Linde rated it did not like it Jul 16, 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. Another when I was at the bargain store and desperately needed anything to read. Novela chafa, con personajes fake y discurso impostado. Jul 19, Catherine Gentry rated it really liked it Shelves: I appreciated the author trying to create the parallels between their lives and the lives of Juana and Dw, but I really didn’t care for them much as characters and thought their story was unresolved in the end Want to Read saving….


Belli continues publishing and maintains that poetry is her most important work. This was a very interesting book, but had an unusual ending.

Lists with This Book. 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 began to question her sanity. Perhaps the rest of the book is more believable, but I have my doubts.

And yes, there are numerous instances where sex becomes a major player in diplomacy. Entiendo que existen diversas opiniones sobre este recurso literario: Until the creepy forty year old professor and the naive convent raised sixteen year old started having sex.

It was rich with details and not just with regards to scenery, but with details even in the thought processes of the characters. After the umpteenth mention of evil, repressive, Catholic Spain vs. Gioconda Belli – Author.

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I really wanted to finish it, but it is irritating me more and more as I go on. Valeria Giuffrida rated it did not like it Jun 27, There is the medieval story of Juana la loca Juana of Castile and then there is the fictional story of a 17 year old orphan Lucia who is at a boarding school run by Nun’s in Spain. That and the fact that I found the book rather boring made it so I couldn’t read more than 40 or so pages.


Their passion for each other is created as Manuel, with the excuse of teaching a history lesson, dresses Lucia in Queen Juana’ Gioconda Belli has an amazing ability to write poetic prose. Their passion for each other is created as Manuel, with the excuse of teaching a history lesson, dresses Lucia in Queen Juana’s dress and takes her back five centuries to Spain in the ‘s.

I agree with another reviewer who thought the story of Lucia and Manuel was unnecessary. Por ello mismo, me hubiera gustado que la historia fuera solo sobre el personaje de Juana.

It seemed to me that giooconda book was divided into two stories. First impressions of this book was that the translation from Spanish to English were done incredibly well.

There were things that got in the way of my enjoyment and I didn’t finish this book.

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