The Salt of the Earth

Historical novel

Original Title: Das Salz der Erde

original edition

Paperback, with flaps, 1,152 pages, 12.5 x 19.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.5 in.
ISBN: 978-3-442-47947-4
€ 12.00 [D] | € 12.40 [A] | CHF 17.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Goldmann

Date of publication: June 10, 2013
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Kundenrezensionen: 5 Sterne (19)


Rights sold to: Spain (Mondadori Grijalbo)

English sample translation available

Daniel  Wolf - The Salt of the Earth


An outstanding historical novel in which the son of a serf becomes a fighter for freedom

Duchy of Upper Lorraine in 1187: After his father's death, the young salt trader Michel de Fleury takes over the family business. But his home town of Varennes is suffering under a corrupt bishop and cruel knight who has the trading routes under his control, and poverty and tyranny rule the day. When Michel decides to follow the example of the city of Milan and lead Varennes to freedom, he has a tough struggle ahead of him. His enemies spare no effort to try to destroy him not even stopping at murder. Finally, even his love for the beautiful Isabelle is at risk …

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