Adam Runaway - Peter Prince

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Adam Runaway - Peter Prince

Postby Cerridwen » 01 Sep 2005 12:09

Adam Runaway
by Peter Prince


Hardcover: 480 pages (September 5, 2005)
Other Editions: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury
Language: English
ISBN: 0747578761
Category: Fiction

Sinopse: «1721. George I is on the throne and Britain just emerging as the world's leading commercial power.

Handsome young Adam Hanaway arrives in Lisbon, where his uncle is a merchant, hoping to restore the family fortune, devastated the previous year by his father’s speculations on the South Sea Bubble.

But almost nothing turns out as Adam planned. His family’s welcome is cool and his rise to the top thwarted by his uncle’s treacherous head clerk Bartolomeu Gomes. Nor is Adam, with his gaudy clothes and his young-man swagger, an immediate success with his uncle’s fellow merchants.

But there are plenty of compensations — perhaps too many! There is Maria Beatriz, a woman of great personal style and indeterminate age; the incomparably sweet Gabriella, whose innocence Adam unintentionally threatens, and Nancy, his deliciously charming young cousin.

Adam out of his depth, but happily so — until darker forces intervene. Expelled from his uncle’s firm, Adam must clear his name, win his love, and make his fortune.

Adam Runaway is a heady tale of love and death and money, written with great relish and suspense. Here is an unforgettable cast of characters and a magical backdrop — Lisbon, wealthy, cosmopolitan and under the shadow of the Portuguese Inquisition. Rambunctious, bawdy, tender and profound, this is a wonderful read.»

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Re: Adam Runaway

Postby acrisalves » 01 Sep 2005 13:56

Parece um interessante romance histórico :)

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Re: Adam Runaway

Postby Dalilah » 01 Sep 2005 16:38

Sim, sem dúvida...
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Re: Adam Runaway

Postby Samwise » 01 Sep 2005 16:59

E tem a particularidade de ser passado em Lisboa...

Já sei que não tem nada a ver (nem em tipo de livro nem em época descrita)... mas... se tiver um olhar tão acertado como o de Robert Wilson em "O Último Acto em Lisboa", então é uma boa aposta!

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