The Fencing Master Setting & Symbolism

Arturo Pérez-Reverte
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Madrid, Spain

This is the main setting of the novel. During the time of the novel, the 1860s, the Glorious Revolution occurred.

Foil

This is the most common weapon used in fencing. Those used for competition have blunted ends, but foils meant to be used as weapons lack the blunted end and are lethal instruments.

Plastron

This is the protective jacket worn by fencers. It takes it name from a part of the shell of turtles.

Two-hundred-escudo thrust

This is a fencing technique that Don Jaime invented. He teaches it to worthy students for a fee.

Paris Academy of Arms

At the time that Don Jaime attends, this is the most prestigious fencing academy in Europe.

Civil Guard

This police force is in charge of combating the anti-monarchy demonstrations.

Café Progreso

This is where Don Jaime meets with his discussion group. The men have coffee and toast and...

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