El turno del escriba (Spanish Edition)
It is the year 1298 and Rustichello de Pisa, is living his fourteenth year as a Genoese prisoner of war. An old and tired scribe who had once transcribed manuscripts for the most important royal crowns of Europe is now abandoned to his own destiny with no monarch willing to pay for his release. Fate, however, gives him a new opportunity in the form of his new cell-mate, the Venetian traveler Marco Polo. Rustichello immediately recognizes the treasure that lies within the stories of the renowned adventurer and embarks on an odyssey to capture Marco Polo’s adventures on paper and complete a book that would bring him once again the favor of the Christian crowns: The book of the wonders of the world.
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Why I read this book
I am on a quest to try and read all the winners of the Alfaguara book award :) It's part of my plan to increase the amount of books I read in Spanish that were also originally written in Spanish.
What the book is about
Is 1298, Rustic... ...more