“Don Francisco de Quevedo me dirigió una mirada que interpreté como era debido, pues fui detrás del capitán Alatriste. Avísame. Buy EL CABALLERO DEL JUBÓN AMARILLO (LAS AVENTURAS DEL CAPITÁN ALATRISTE 5) from Dymocks online BookStore. Find latest reader reviews and. This long awaited fifth installment of the famous adventures of Captain Alatriste tells of an aristocratic love affair between Alatriste and María de Castro, the most .

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The story focuses primarily on Alatriste’s relationship with the beautiful actress Maria Castro, a real pearl of the theatre. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Paperbackpages. Arturo Perez-Reverte seems to have taken a long hard look at the deficiencies in the previous volumes and repeaired them. I would definitely reccommend this to anyone who is looking for a modern day contemporary of Alexandre Dumas.

El caballero del jubón amarillo by Arturo Pérez-Reverte

Then, he jumped to news reporter for TVE, Spanish national channel. Translated by Margaret Jull Costa. This seemed rather slow to get started to me, and there was a lot of repetition.

The Captain, of course, cannot be told what to do, and alienates friends and enemies alike by continuing to see the actress. It rather broke my heart, to the point where I had to put the book down half way through. eel

The Inquisit My first book in this series. The soldiers like Alatriste and Inigo are hard yet honest, while those who rule are soft and duplicitous. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The womanizing Phillip IV becomes Alatriste’s rival for the same woman, putting the Captain on the collision course plot that ends well, but by the skin of his teeth. Everything is clear and close, immediate and hard. There’s less sentimental pondering.

Quotes from El caballero del Jjbon continues his tradition of using each book to comment on a specific aspect of the culture of the time, and in this book he takes on one of the biggest, honor codes.

Again and amarilloo I think the book might have lost pages by excising either of these themes. I love these books, and am almost reluctant to pick up the next one, which is the last one I have in translation I understand there might be more?

Esta 5ta entrega de la serie hace derroche de intriga, misterios, peligro y sobre todo, de un rico desarrollo de los personajes. I have two quibbles though, one is so spoiler-ridden that I hesitate to describe it in any way other than what felt like a failure of commitment by Perez-Reverte, and the other is Joseph Conrad’s The Duel, which dealt with a similar subject matter of honor codes in a much more powerful and eloquent way.


Jubno the real focus of the book is on the literary and theater life of ccaballero 17th century Spain. Intrigues at court threaten the relationship and even drl life of the king at hand, a plot which is conceived by none other than Gualterio Maletesta, the Captain’s arch nemesis. In the end the book was sword fighting, bedding of wenches, betrayal, good guys winning although I think Alatriste is a right real cadmore sword fighting and more bedding of wenches.

Enemies are something else altariste. Although his debut was not quite successful, inwith ‘The Fencing Master’, he put his name as a serious writer of historic novels. I don’t want to give spoilers, but the book portrays several very clear examples of just how much an honor code society can trap people into attitudes and fel that they don’t really want alatrite engage i This is in some ways the best written of the Alatriste books that I’ve read so far, but it’s not the most enjoyable.

The novel even begins with a duel, and the villain Gualterio Malatesta seems less of a cardboard cutout, more substantial. A court favorite, who writes poetry for the king and plays altariste the queen, is Francisco de Quevedo, another historical literary figure who, along with a famous actress and her husband, figure prominently in the story. Perhaps an even more evil immaculate copy of Dumas’s Milady, Angelica has some intrigues up her own sleeve to play Inigo as her slave.

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Characters lose their real image and realism goes on secon We often hear legends about Spanish love.

Vale comprarlo y leerlo. A man to be admired and looked up to. He has cheated death so many times that he is surely certain his life is finally coming to a close.

El caballero del jubón amarillo

Trivia About El caballero del But of course, unlike the noble hot-headed musketeer, Alatriste is an age worn soldier, coarse, stubborn, juubon often times temperamental, but nonetheless a hero. The plot is a delicious stew of amours and intrigues, jealousies, encounters with old enemies, tested friendships, and issues of honor.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. But Maria has her catch. This is a time when the Spanish arm Philip IV, monarch of Spain in the early 17th century, is doing what he can to bring Spain to its knees.


In the current volume, Margaret Jull Costa proffers an outstanding translation that reads smoothly absent cultural lacunae that mar so many translated-from works. Maybe the others have a bit more zim as this one zig-zagged along to a predictable conclusion. My first book in this series. Another Captain Alatriste adventure, sometimes the characters can be completely oblivious to obvious clues that they are getting into trouble, but are stuck in a world where honor has meaning.

A shame uubon has taken pages of prose to get to this stage, but I am looking forward very much to the sixth book in the sequence! Although it took me awhile to get through The Sun Over Breda and I couldn’t imagine how the author could top The King’s Gold without getting overly dramatic or even silly, this book exceeded my expectations and is probably my alariste of the series, with the This is a great addition to the Captain Alatriste series.

El caballero del jubon amarillo / The Man in the Yellow Doublet (Captain Alatriste Series, Book 5)

And there are plenty of swordfights–swash swash, buckle buckle! Not God, but his King, for whom he has bled so much, given so much of his life to. The vanity of the juboon for a decaying empire, duels over one wrong glance, strict adherence to considerations of honor, pageantry, assignations, plays, poets whose stars rise and fall at the whims of the court: Discover the new adventures of Diego Alatriste and his young partner, Mqigo Balboa, in the long-awaited fifth installment of the famous adventures of Capitan Alatriste.

The story is simple; the king has taken a liking to the Captain’s latest dalliance which makes him unhappy.

I adored Alatriste, much like Inigo, looking up to him as this great man, a gentleman and a soldier cut from a different cloth than the rest of humanity.