• Title: The Garden of Earthly Delights
  • Author: Robert Dodds
  • ISBN: 9781503332652
  • Page: 194
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Garden of Earthly Delights A gripping and absorbing read HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY It is Northern Europe is in the grip of sweeping plagues and religious inquisitions and in daily terror of the Day of Judgement In the town
    A gripping and absorbing read HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY It is 1490 Northern Europe is in the grip of sweeping plagues and religious inquisitions, and in daily terror of the Day of Judgement In the town of Den Bosch, the artist Jerome Hieronymus Bosch paints his visionary denunciation of sin and folly, The Garden of Earthly Delights , while his neglected wife Aleyt s A gripping and absorbing read HISTORICAL NOVEL SOCIETY It is 1490 Northern Europe is in the grip of sweeping plagues and religious inquisitions, and in daily terror of the Day of Judgement In the town of Den Bosch, the artist Jerome Hieronymus Bosch paints his visionary denunciation of sin and folly, The Garden of Earthly Delights , while his neglected wife Aleyt strays into sin herself But Jerome is not immune from the world he portrays A rival artist and a corrupt Abbess concoct a hellish plot that threatens to destroy him.

    One Reply to “The Garden of Earthly Delights”

    1. The use of the historic present tense certainly engages the reader, but above all the images, stenches, and the stark emotions are writ large on every page. This powerful portrayal of medieval life stays with the reader throughout the book: the squalor, the plague, the evil, the superstition and the all-pervading and bitterly cruel injustice. We are plunged into the year 1490, and we are in the town of Den Bosch, famously the home of Hieronymus Bosch (here he becomes ‘Jerome’). The Roman Chu [...]

    2. I really don’t know what to say about this book as I found it difficult to connect with the story and the characters.I think the history had been well written and researched, but I found the writing to ‘heavy’. Please don’t ask what I mean by that, I don’t really know.It’s not often I get a book that leaves me this flummoxed.However, I did feel the characters to be well written and believable – at least to the point I can understand it.The bottom line is that this book needs time t [...]

    3. A powerful storyA marvelous read! Five stars ! The author had me spell bound from the beginning. A powerful story of forgiveness.

    4. I say up front that this is an astounding work of literature. It portrays life in the middle ages under the horror of the Inquisition that sucks you into it and the lives of the people in the town. The characters are exceptionally well developed. The complexity of the story is intriguing, the drama keep the reader on the edge of his/her seat, the emotional undercurrents will rattle the soul of the most hardened reader. This is a story of life in a dark age. I is profound and will affect me for t [...]

    5. It is worth the read Wonderful book that while there is history it doesn't go in depth about it. The characters are well put out and you get to know them. It isn't the hangman's daughter but a basic slice of a good book.

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