The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind


Carlos Ruiz Zafón

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Angels and Devils

Imagery of angels and devils appears frequently in the novel, and many characters are associated with one or the other creature—though these associations often contradict their actual behavior. With their scales, claws, and leathery faces…

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The Fountain Pen

As a child, Daniel becomes fascinated by a fountain pen said to have to belonged to Victor Hugo, which Mr. Sempere eventually buys for him. Later, he finds out that in fact Nuria found the…

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The Cemetery of Forgotten Books

When Daniel is a young boy, Mr. Sempere introduces him to The Cemetery of Forgotten Books, a clandestine Barcelona institution where booksellers preserve old books that are in danger of fading away in the real…

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