These 11 stories are by way of 4 extraordinary nineteenth-century authors whose paintings introduced new lifestyles to Spanish literature. released among 1870 and 1900, they comprise "El Hechicero" (The Sorcerer), through Juan Valera, a hugely polished allegorical retelling of an Andalusian legend. Pedro Antonio de Alarcón’s story of bandits, "La buenaventura," seems along with his "La Comendadora," encouraged through an incident in a Granada convent. 3 stories by way of Leopoldo unluckily ("Clarín")--"Adios, Cordera," "Cambio de luz," and "Benedictino"--exemplify the author's remarkably protean sort. Emilia Pardo Bazán's tales ("Afra," "La Santa de Karnar," "La cana," "Dios castiga," and "La Mayorazga de Bouzas") occur in her local Galicia. All express the violence that interested Pardo Bazán, besides the autonomous, brave woman characters who populate her work.
This dual-language version positive factors an informative advent and plentiful footnotes, making it not just a excitement to learn but in addition a worthwhile studying and educating reduction for college kids and lecturers of Spanish literature.

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Ricardo grasped her palms emotionally and spoke to her of items which she listened to with open lips and with eyes that appeared extra light, better and extra luminous, as a result of the curiosity and alarm with which she was once looking at at him and listening to him converse. Silveria didn’t totally understand the total which means of his phrases, yet she perceived that he was once complaining of being very unlucky: he may now not make any lady satisfied, his middle had dried up, or even even though the Sorcerer might nonetheless have the ability to fix all of his younger vigour to him, he had sought him in useless in the course of his lengthy wanderings and were not able to discover him. Such painful confessions grieved Silveria tremendous. huge tears welled up in her eyes and trickled down her blossoming cheeks. Then, fearful to console the poet, with a similar candor and chaste freedom with which she was once acquainted with caress her mom, she drew close to him and began to caress him. At that second, with an identical displeasure felt by way of one that fears que alguien trata de impulsarle a cometer un crimen, Ricardo rechazó violentamente a Silveria, exclamando: —¡No me toques! ¡No me beses! ¡Vete pronto de aquí! l. a. gentil moza, sin penetrar el motivo de aquellos aparentes y generosos desdenes, se think ofó profundamente agraviada. No se quejó; no rogó; no lloró. Su soberbia cegó l. a. fuente del llanto y ahogó los ruegos y las quejas; pero huyó, volando como lastimada paloma, escapando como cierva herida por emponzoñada flecha clavada en las entrañas. En hondo estupor había caído el poeta al notar el efecto desastroso del desvío que acababa de mostrar por un irreflexivo primer movimiento. Apenas volvió en sí, fuerza es confesar que desechó todos los escrúpulos y se arrepintió y hasta se avergonzó de su conducta. Se rió de sí mismo con risa nerviosa y se calificó de imbécil. A fin de enmendar los angeles que ya juzgaba falta, salió corriendo en pos de Silveria, pero period tarde. ¿Cómo descubrir sus huellas? ¿Cómo reconocer el sendero por donde había huido? El bosque period espesísimo y dilatado. Ricardo vagaba por aquel laberinto; llamaba a voces a Silveria, y el eco sólo le respondía. Pronto llegó los angeles noche, sin luna y con nubes que ocultaban l. a. luz de las estrellas. Completa oscuridad reinaba en el bosque. Tal vez rompía su solemne silencio el silbar de las lechuzas o el tenue gemido del viento manso que agitaba por momentos las hojas. En los giros y rodeos, que iba dando como loco, vino a parar el poeta cerca de los angeles alquería. Alegres presentimientos y gratos planes le volvieron de súbito los angeles serenidad. «Silveria —pensaba él— no se habrá ido a otra parte. Debe de hallarse en su casa. Entraré allí; informaré de todo a los padres, y delante de ellos pediré perdón a Silveria, asegurándole que, lejos de desdeñarla, soy suyo para siempre. » En los angeles alquería ignoraban aún los angeles vuelta del poeta. Con singular asombro recibieron el Indiano y su mujer a un hombre a quien sólo de oídas conocían y de quien apenas habían oído hablar en más de cinco años. Pero todo period allí consternación y alboroto.

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