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Marie Antoinette, disdainful of sharing any power, influences Louis to minimize compromise. At pages, the book requires a committment. Penguin Books December 1, Language: Just started reading Rasero, and I can tell right away that it is a good choice. Be the first to discover new talent! An exhilarating, frustrating mixture of originality and regurgitated arcana. Mozart enters the story as a child prodigy and then later as a young composer. Amazon Renewed Refurbished products with a warranty.

Whether he exists or not doesn’t affect us; in the slightest, and there is no reason to worry about something that doesn’t affect us. Erick Liquitaya Montiel rated it really liked it Sep 18, However this may prove to be the major weakness since it may be too sweeping in scope and thus does not allow for indepth discussion of the philosophical concepts that arise in the book.

But religion on the other hand does affect us; it stuck its pointed nose into even the most hidden depths of our lives.

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Eric Pabon rated it it was amazing Dec 02, Gustav rated it it was amazing Jun 28, Ricardo Mtz rated it liked it Jul 01, In his prodigious first novel, Francisco Rebolledo brings to life a heady mix of eighteenth-century politics, desire, philosophy, science, and art, showing us in this vanished world, with all its contradictions and sorrows, a troubled counterpart to our own. Explore the Home Gift Guide.


There’s a problem loading this menu right now. They are Rasero’s words, spoken for readers of the future. Lavoisier is a delightful character, demonstrating some of his experiments to show that water and air are compounds composed of multiple elements.

This is a book of ideas, a very interesting book, that is explored through the life of a fictious character, Rasero. Fausto Rasero, a young Spanish nobleman, settles in Paris, the hub of European intellectual life in the eighteenth century.

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Want to Read Currently Reading Read. They are all working to bring about the Enlightenment they aspire to. Read, highlight, and take notes, across web, tablet, and phone. Goya then illustrates Rasero’s book of world crisis based on his vision. Rebolledo makes a good point when he says that Voltaire, Diderot, Lavoisier were all influenced by Descartes spirit of doubt, a necessary trait in the scientist or philospher, whereas Rousseau did not exhibit this doubt and his students Robespierre and Pol Pot in Cambodia pushed his ideology to genocide.

Rasero Francisco Rebolledo No preview available – Throughout the book he has encounters with these extraordinary individuals who helped shaped the world they lived in. Talleyrand, Bishop of Autun, undermines the Catholic Church in his bid for raw power.

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Get fast, free shipping with Amazon Prime. There are many walk on rqsero characters: In the end, Rasero – and Rebolledo – adopt a stance of uncompromising pessimism towards the future of humanity.

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They are unfortunately many: As he tries to reconcile the sanguine promises of the Enlightenment with the chilling prophecies of his visions, he comes to know virtually every important figure of his time: Her lover, Swedish Ambassador Hans Fersen, arranges the fateful escape that almost works at getting the royal family out francsico France. It is a story that revolves around the very odd and eccentric hero known as Rasero, in addition to the fact that he was born naturally bald, and went through life without every growing hair, his other odd trait is that at the point of organism he is besieged with visions of the future, which torment him throughout his life and leaves him in a state of anxiety about the future of mankind.


Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. No eBook available Amazon. LaFayette tries to defend the royal family even though he is hated by the Queen. There was a problem adding your email address. Mirabeau may have been able to direct the revolution toward a Constitutional Monarchy until Mirabeau dies of a heart attack in a brothel and Louis and Marie Antoinette and family makes a terrible mistake by trying to flee the country.

Some of its chapters, especially “Mariana” and “Robespierre” approach such perfection that they could have been developed into self-containing novels.


Through him rebollfdo encounter the Marquise de Pompadour, Voltaire, Hume, Lavoisier, Diderot, Mozart, Rousseau, and such colorful secondary characters as an innkeeper’s bawdy daughter, a lust-ridden priest, and a political zealot who dies accused of attempted regicide. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews.

It’s filled with quaint and rebooledo lore, steam-powered conveyances, and state-of-the-art engines of destruction, but it smells of the lamp. He hears the moppet prodigy Mozart play. Diderot, the editor and primary writer of the Encyclopedia that was a bedrock of Enlightenment thinking, is a fried of Rasero’s throughout most of the book.

Looking forward to reading the rest of the book. The soul is that of Fausto Rasero, a young Spaniard hungry for wisdom. Damla rated it really liked it Sep 15, Like an invisible policeman, it had tried to keep our existence under surveillance, to regulate with its cruel, cold, hypocritical logic.