A Burnable Book

A Burnable Book

Sinopsis

In Chaucer's London, betrayal, murder, and intrigue swirl around the existence of a prophetic book that foretells the deaths of England's kings

London, 1385. Surrounded by ruthless courtiers—including his powerful uncle, John of Gaunt, and Gaunt's artful mistress, Katherine Swynford—England's young king, Richard II, is in mortal peril. Songs are heard across London—catchy verses said to originate from an ancient book that prophesies the ends of England's kings—and among the book's predictions is Richard's assassination. Only a few powerful men know that the cryptic lines derive from a "burnable book," a seditious work that threatens the stability of the realm. To find the manuscript, wily bureaucrat Geoffrey Chaucer turns to fellow poet John Gower, a professional trader in information with connections high and low.

Gower discovers that the book and incriminating evidence about its author have fallen into the unwitting hands of innocents, who will be drawn into a conspiracy that reaches from the king's court to London's slums and stews—and potentially implicates Gower's own son. As the intrigue deepens, it becomes clear that John Gower, a man with secrets of his own, may hold the key to saving the king, and England itself.

Medieval scholar Bruce Holsinger draws on his vast knowledge of the period to add colorful, authentic detail—on everything from poetry and bookbinding to court intrigues and brothels—to this highly entertaining and brilliantly constructed literary mystery that brings medieval England gloriously to life.

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Capítulos

  • 001_A Burnable Book
    Duración: 09min
  • 002_Chapter 1
    Duración: 23min
  • 003_Chapter 2
    Duración: 10min
  • 004_Chapter 3
    Duración: 20min
  • 005_Chapter 4
    Duración: 08min
  • 006_Chapter 5
    Duración: 07min
  • 007_Chapter 6
    Duración: 13min
  • 008_Chapter 7
    Duración: 25min
  • 009_Chapter 8
    Duración: 07min
  • 010_Chapter 9
    Duración: 12min
  • 011_Chapter 10
    Duración: 10min
  • 012_Chapter 11
    Duración: 11min
  • 013_Chapter 12
    Duración: 09min
  • 014_Chapter 13
    Duración: 16min
  • 015_Chapter 14
    Duración: 09min
  • 016_Chapter 15
    Duración: 08min
  • 017_Chapter 16
    Duración: 11min
  • 018_Chapter 17
    Duración: 21min
  • 019_Chapter 18
    Duración: 20min
  • 020_Chapter 19
    Duración: 09min
  • 021_Chapter 20
    Duración: 18min
  • 022_Chapter 21
    Duración: 39min
  • 023_Chapter 22
    Duración: 07min
  • 024_Chapter 23
    Duración: 09min
  • 025_Chapter 24
    Duración: 07min
  • 026_Chapter 25
    Duración: 22min
  • 027_Chapter 26
    Duración: 05min
  • 028_Chapter 27
    Duración: 08min
  • 029_Chapter 28
    Duración: 24min
  • 030_Chapter 29
    Duración: 06min
  • 031_Chapter 30
    Duración: 12min
  • 032_Chapter 31
    Duración: 12min
  • 033_Chapter 32
    Duración: 13min
  • 034_Chapter 33
    Duración: 14min
  • 035_Chapter 34
    Duración: 10min
  • 036_Chapter 35
    Duración: 14min
  • 037_Chapter 36
    Duración: 08min
  • 038_Chapter 37
    Duración: 25min
  • 039_Chapter 38
    Duración: 19min
  • 040_Chapter 39
    Duración: 07min
  • 041_Chapter 40
    Duración: 14min
  • 042_Chapter 41
    Duración: 29min
  • 043_Chapter 42
    Duración: 11min
  • 044_Chapter 43
    Duración: 08min
  • 045_Chapter 44
    Duración: 04min
  • 046_Chapter 45
    Duración: 04min
  • 047_Chapter 46
    Duración: 06min
  • 048_Chapter 47
    Duración: 06min
  • 049_Chapter 48
    Duración: 06min
  • 050_Chapter 49
    Duración: 08min
  • 051_Chapter 50
    Duración: 05min
  • 052_Chapter 51
    Duración: 37min
  • 053_Chapter 52
    Duración: 11min
  • 054_Chapter 53
    Duración: 22min
  • 055_Chapter 54
    Duración: 25min
  • 056_Chapter 55
    Duración: 28min
  • 057_Chapter 56
    Duración: 12min
  • 058_Chapter 57
    Duración: 04min
  • 059_Chapter 58
    Duración: 08min
  • 060_Chapter 59
    Duración: 12min
  • 061_Note to the Reader
    Duración: 11min
  • 062_Credits
    Duración: 01min
  • sample
    Duración: 01min

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