Cemetery of Forgotten Books  

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Cemetery of Forgotten Books is a fictional library in the novel The Shadow of the Wind. It is a huge library of old, forgotten books lovingly preserved by a select few initiates. According to tradition, everyone initiated to this secret place is allowed to take one book from it, and must protect it for life. The protagonist boy Daniel selects a book called The Shadow of the Wind by Julián Carax. That night he takes the book home and reads it, completely engrossed. Daniel then attempts to look for other books by this unknown author, but can find none. All he comes across are stories of a strange man - calling himself Laín Coubert, after a character in the book who happens to be the Devil - who has been seeking out Carax's books for decades, buying them all and burning them. In time this mysterious figure confronts and threatens Daniel. Terrified, Daniel returns the book to the Cemetery of Forgotten Books but continues to seek out the story of the elusive author. In doing so Daniel becomes entangled in an age old conflict that began with the author himself. Many parallels are found to exist between the author's life and Daniel's and he takes it upon himself to make sure history does not repeat.

Ruiz Zafón has revealed that The Angel's Game returns to The Cemetery of Forgotten Books - the mythical building in the heart of Barcelona's …

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imaginary library, cemetery, forgotten books

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