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cuatro jinetes del apocalipsis

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Cuatro jinetes del apocalipsis by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez is a gripping and poignant novel that explores the impact of war on both individuals and society as a whole. Set against the backdrop of World War I, the story follows the lives of two families, one French and one German, whose destinies become intertwined in the midst of the conflict.

Through vivid and evocative prose, Ibáñez paints a vivid picture of the horrors of war and the toll it takes on those caught in its crosshairs. The characters are fleshed out and well-developed, each with their own struggles and desires that are deeply affected by the war raging around them.

The novel is a powerful meditation on the destructive nature of war and the ways in which it can tear apart families, communities, and nations. Ibáñez does not shy away from portraying the devastation and tragedy that war brings, but also highlights the resilience and strength of the human spirit in the face of such adversity.

Overall, Cuatro jinetes del apocalipsis is a haunting and thought-provoking novel that stays with the reader long after the final page is turned. It is a timeless tale of love, loss, and the enduring power of hope in the face of unimaginable hardship.

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La obra se centra en los acontecimientos acaecidos durante la primera guerra mundial en la que se ven enfrentadas dos familias procedentes del mismo tronco “Julio Madariaga” argentino. Al fallecer éste, sus hijas, Luisa casada con el francés Marcelo Desnoyers y Elena casada con el alemán Karl von Hartrott regresan a Europa, aquellos a París y éstos a Alemania. El protagonista de la obra es Julio Desnoyers, hijo de Luisa y don Marcelo y nieto de Julio Madariaga. La buena posición económica y social de su padre hace que Julio, pintor y bailarín, se dedique a una vida disipada y algo licenciosa, sin ningún sentimiento patriótico. Pero cuando estalla la guerra, Julio se alista en el ejército, ahí sufrirá una gran transformación personal...

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