por Arturo Pérez-Reverte
Club del libro

““I have spent my whole life trying to preserve a certain idea of myself, and that is all. You have to cling to a set of values that do not depreciate with time. Everything else is the fashion of the moment, fleeting, mutable. In a word, nonsense.” – El maestro de esgrima

“In Madrid in 1868, fencing master and man of honor Don Jaime is approached by a mysterious woman who seeks to learn the unstoppable thrust, an arcane technique known only to him. All too soon he finds himself in the vortex of a plot that includes seduction, secret political documents, and more than one murder. Rich with historical detail of a decaying world that agonizes – as does the art of fencing itself – over the ideals of honor and chivalry, The Fencing Master is superb literature and a true page-turner.” – Good Reads

Looking for a good way to improve your Spanish fluency?.. Come join our small groups in the reading of this novel, by the Spanish author Arturo Pérez-Reverte as he relates a historical thriller full of passion, intrigue and honor.

  • Thursdays: 5:30-6:45p (Feb 5 – Apr 2)
  • Cost: $162, plus the separate purchase of book
  • Level: Class is open to intermediate speakers to advanced speakers who want extended conversation in Spanish. Student should be comfortable carrying on varied conversations.
  • Location: WORK Petaluma

In 9 class meetings we will practice our Spanish through the discussion of the week’s reading and Spanish culture and history in general.

Books available online. Enrollment can be completed through our Enroll Now! form. Follow up instructions on language requirements and submitting payment will be provided in a follow-up email.

introduction to El maestro de esgrima


“….’The Fencing Master” is a splendid performance.” —New York Times

“Pérez-Reverte is a strong storyteller and an expert researcher…” —Rodney Welch, The Washington Post

Arturo Pérez-Reverte Gutiérrez is a Spanish novelist and journalist. He worked as a war correspondent for RTVE and was a war correspondent for 21 years. – wikipedia

To learn more about Arturo Pérez-Reverte, visit his web page.