Purity of Blood Setting & Symbolism

Arturo Pérez-Reverte
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Madrid

The Madrid of Captain Alatriste's day is a bustling city of 70,000 people and the royal home of the King of Spain, Phillip IV. The city abounds in contrasts, and the author describes both its grand decadent festivals and its refuse-filled alleyways.

Angelica's charm

A small necklace entrusted to Inigo Balboa by Angelica de Alquezar after Inigo tells the young girl that he would die for her, the necklace is actually an incriminating piece of evidence that the young girl was asked by her father to insure would end up on Inigo if he was caught by the Inquisition. The charm contains characters and a diagram relating to the Jewish cabala.

Tavern of the Turk

The Tavern of the Turk is the bar owned by Alatriste's mistress Caridad La Lebrijana, and is frequented by Alatriste's friends including don Quevedo, Martin Saldana, Juan Vicuna, and Father Domine. Alatriste lives...

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