The Shadow of the Wind Setting & Symbolism

Carlos Ruiz Zafón
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The Cemetery of Forgotten Books

This library for books which had been forgotten or with very limited editions, traditionally kept all written works for posterity. Here bibliophiles guarantee that no book published should be lost. The place is surrounded by secrecy and mystery. The author shows us here the immortality of booksand stories. Books affect the lives of those who write them and those who read them. The idea of the Cemetery of Forgotten books is not to allow any written work be lost to humanity.

The Copy of the book The Shadow of the Wind by Julián Carax

This book is the central piece of Zafón's novel. The only known copy of the book was hidden in the Cemetery of Forgotten books. It is this edition that young Daniel Sempere chose as his responsibility, and as such leads him to pursue the stor of its...

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