Sembra un incubo ciò che sta accadendo a Sally Lockhart, già protagonista di "Il rubino di fumo" e "L'ombra del nord",: credeva di aver trovato la serenità, quando ha ricevuto un'ingiunzione legale da uno sconosciuto che sostiene di essere suo marito e il padre della sua bambina. A nulla serve difendersi con le armi della legalità e Sally fugge con la figlia, cercando di scoprire il perché di tanto accanimento. Viene così in contatto con la Londra dei quartieri più poveri e con le organizzazioni socialiste che combattono la miseria, ma anche con lo sfruttamento ai danni degli immigrati ebrei sfuggiti ai pogrom e sui quali si accanisce un onnipotente persecutore. Età di lettura: da 11 anni.
- ISBN: 8884512328
- Casa Editrice: Salani
- Pagine: 416
- Data di uscita: 10-02-2005
The publisher's blurb on the back of my edition of TTITW reads "THE PLOT GRIPS LIKE A DROWNING MAN AND DRAGS THE READER DEEP INTO THE SEWERS OF VICTORIAN VILLAINY." Yes. That is exactly what the plot is like/does. I would add only: "IT'S REALLY FUN TO READ AHH!" Pullman always hero-worships his prot Leggi tutto
It is not surprising that Philip Pullman is best known for the fantasy trilogy "His Dark Materials series". These books have created an interesting, full of dangers, lively and charming steampunk world, whose heroine Lyra Belakva competes with Harry Potter himself, and the film and TV series add pop Leggi tutto
For my full review, visit me at https://mrsbrownsbooks.wordpress.com/... The longest book out of the series, I think this would be a challenge for any young reader. If you wish for younger reads to have a taste of Dickens and Victorian mysteries, this series is the place to start. However, this insta Leggi tutto
Thoroughly enjoyed this book, extremely well written. Totally recommend this book.
Pre-review This looks terrifying, but I still gotta read it. Review It was terrifying. But it was also very good, like the rest of this series, and basically everything Phillip Pullman writes is fabulous. I was so scared at many points and empathised so much with Sally. I can't imagine how awfu
Meeehhhhh, Sally's second book was good, and this one...was not. Okay, I was still digging the setting of Victorian London. Sally, I was just at the Assyrian exhibit at the British Museum! I walked along Fleet Street. I can totally picture every single place we were hanging out. But omigosh, I canno Leggi tutto
It become more mystery and more of Sally's choice of her company. But it was a little slow in the middle. I like how much detail Philip Pullman has added in this series and the historical event that has happened in the history of many politicians drama have happened and how Sally has seen about it.
The third book in the series of the Sally Lockhart Quartet is the longest and also by far the most interesting. Sally now has a two year old daughter named Harriet, whose father was the late Frederick Garland. Her financial business is successful and she live in a house in Richmond with old friends, Leggi tutto
Sally Lockhart is a rare woman in Victorian England. She’s a single mother, competent, independent, and a successful and prosperous business owner. She has never been married, so when she is served with divorce papers, she cannot understand how such a mistake could be made. It soon becomes clear it Leggi tutto
Antes que nada, debo admitir que con esta saga hice todo mal. Sabía de su existencia desde hacía años, pero no tenía mucha idea, tan solo me llamaban la atención. Un verano, compré uno en oferta. Con mi suerte de siempre, resultó ser el cuarto ( La princesa de hojalata ). Con mi suerte de siempre, res Leggi tutto
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