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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The most obvious challenge is far away: Not once did I feel as if I was being transported to the time of Inquisition in I do not know how I got through this book. El hereje by Miguel Delibes. At a certain point I did not really care if Cipriano was just a victim of a certain type of mentality.

In Cipriano’s Spain there is even less openness — but change is in the air, and the questioning of doctrine inevitable. Isabel Padilla soto rated it it was ok Feb 24, Want to Read saving…. The complete review ‘s Review:. Jennifer Giron rated it it was ok Dec 03, Not once did I feel as if I was being transported to the time of Inquisition in Spain.

Mar 07, Matt rated it it was ok. Return to Book Page. Paula rated it it was ok Nov 25, No trivia or quizzes yet. I have to say I did find the topic quite boring at times too though and the translation wa I’ve been hovering between two and three stars for this book, shame you can’t do halves!!


Books by Miguel Delibes. Valladolid and the surrounding area are lovingly and evocatively described in the book, and Delibes artfully uses the changes and growth e, the city in the narrative; throughout, Valladolid is an integral part of the novel.

Mariola rated it it was ok Apr 09, Still, from the first, his embrace of religion isn’t wholehearted but rather slightly sceptical. De,ibes Heretic – US. Trying to meet all your book preview and review needs. Over a hundred pages long, this part of the book only covers Cipriano’s childhood and early teen years.

Similarly the illustrative quotes chosen here are merely those the complete review subjectively believes represent the tenor and judgment of the review as a whole. The ending however, will stay with me for a while, the fact that prisoners were treated that is quite shocking, things have come along way since then.

Preview — El hereje by Miguel Delibes.

The Heretic (El Hereje)

Not once did I feel any measure of compassion toward the main character, Cipriano. His transition to the Lutheran faith was barely apparent and lacked any sense of passion required from an individual arrested for heresy. Cipriano’s mother dies at his birth, and it’s something his father, Bernardo, decides he can never forgive him for.


I got bored many times and I had to force myself to read — something I hate doing. More than anything, The Heretic is a good story, and it’s well told. On the day that Martin Luther nails the 95 theses on a church door So far I have noticed that all the books which take place in the middle ages or even later are the ones that I have disliked.

The Heretic – Miguel Delibes

Business and, for a while, domestic life, satisfy Cipriano, but this is also a world in which religion — and dogmatic hegemony — are being challenged. The Heretic – Canada.

That he is destined to get mixed up with all that is also made clear from early on, as Cipriano even notes that he was born on the same day as the Reformation: Years later, Cipriano wants to increase what amounts to the minimum wage of his workers, but learns quickly that his unilateral act would do greater harm to the larger community than the gains it would offer to the select few.

Sep 09, Enrique rated it it was ok.