Everything you need to understand or teach The Fencing Master by Arturo Pérez-Reverte.
The novel The Fencing Master is a story about an aging master of the art of fencing who finds himself involved in a murder mystery. The story begins in mid nineteenth century Madrid.
Don Jaime Astarloa is the most renowned fencing master in Madrid. He has dedicated his entire adult life to the art of fencing, and he has received a diploma form the most prestigious fencing academy in Europe. As Don Jaime ages, so too does people's regard for the usefulness of his chosen art. Don Jaime is saddened to see fencing relegated to the status of pastime or sport.
Most of Don Jaime's days are the same. He teaches his regular students in addition to one notable private student. His only activity aside from fencing involves visiting the Café Progreso where he observes friends make spectacles out of themselves in their passionate discussions about politics. The...
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