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Pérez Galdós, Benito 1843-1920

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Doña Perfecta by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

605 editions published between 1876 and 2021 in 18 languages and held by 3,836 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Benitez Perez Galdos (1843-1920) was a prolific Spanish realist novelist, who through a lack of good translations is virtually unknown outside Spain, though he has been compared as second only to Cervantes in Spanish literature and whose work is considered to give the deepest, truest, most comprehensive realities of Spain. Dona Perfecta (1876) was Galdos' first novel delving into the social world of middle-class Spain in the 19th century; a young liberal arrives in an imaginary cathedral city, with the intention of marrying his cousin. However the church interferes and obstructs the marriage, leading to a tragic clash between the traditional, provincial outlook and modern, liberal outlook of Madrid. Graham Whittaker's edition with Spanish text, English translation and substantial introduction aims to make this important novel widely available in English and the introduction and notes provide a comprehensive overview of the novel and Galdos' work."--Jacket
Marianela by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

922 editions published between 1878 and 2020 in 16 languages and held by 3,589 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The novel takes place in the fictional town of Socartes, Spain. The town's name refers to the philosopher Socrates, and his ideas about internal and external beauty. It tells the story of Marianela (sometimes referred to as "Nela"), a poor orphan girl with an ugly face, and her love for Pablo, a blind boy, who also has romantic feelings towards Nela. Marianela frequently sings to Pablo, and he believes she is beautiful because of her voice and wild yet intelligible imagination. Pablo's father asks a famous doctor, Teodoro Golfin, to examine Pablo to determine if his sight can be obtained. Pablo, full of hope at the prospect, promises Nela that he will marry her after the operation, if successful. He is convinced that Nela is beautiful, even when she tells him otherwise. In the meantime, Pablo's father plans for Pablo to marry his beautiful cousin, Florentina, but tells neither of them about it. Florentina comes to Socartes, and when Marianela first sees her, she mistakes her for the Virgin Mary because of her beauty. When Florentina is out walking with Pablo and Marianela, she expresses her pity for Nela because she is poor, abandoned and nobody loves her. She vows to take charge of Nela and clothe and educate her, and have Marianela live with her like a sister. Pablo eventually gets the operation that gives him his sight. Before seeing Nela, he sees Florentina and assumes she was Nela but was corrected. He is completely entranced by Florentina's beauty and occasionally asks for Nela. Nela attempts suicide because she knows that now she is of no use, since Pablo has the ability to see and differentiate between beautiful and ugly, but she is saved by Dr. Golfín. He takes Nela to Pablo's villa and into Florentina's room (which used to be the room of the wife of Don Francisco) and takes care of her while she is hiding away from Pablo because of her looks. Then, due to Pablo's desire to see Florentina, Pablo finds his way to Florentina's room and serenades Florentina for all her beauty. He then has his attention drawn to Don Teodoro and Nela on the sofa and confuses her for "just a poor girl who Florentina took in from the street." Marianela then finally reveals herself and kisses Pablo's hand three times. Upon the third kiss, she dies of a broken heart and leaves Pablo distraught and shocked
Tristana by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

347 editions published between 1891 and 2020 in 12 languages and held by 2,655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benito Pérez Galdós, one of the most sophisticated and delightful of the great European novelists, was a clear-eyed, compassionate, and not-a-little amused observer of the confusions, delusions, misrepresentations, and perversions of the mind and heart. He is the unsurpassed chronicler of the reality show called real life.--Publisher's description
Misericordia, a novel by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

519 editions published between 1897 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 2,635 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benina, a 60 year-old servant begs secretly to keep her mistress fed. Crushed by poverty or the weight of their pretensions, the high and low life of 19th century Madrid provides the cast for this enjoyably bleak portrait of a family's decline, fall and recovery. The widow Dona Francisca, reduced from salon to slum, is protected by her servant Benita, who begs and barters in a daily battle with starvation and her mistress's pride. When a sudden inheritance enriches the old crow, Benita is cast aside. Galdos's Spain teems with saints and sinners, corrupted as much by poverty as by wealth
Miau by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

359 editions published between 1888 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 2,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly government official, cast aside because a new party exists, attempts to gain reinstatement. Miau is a realistic novel by Spanish writer Benito Pérez Galdós, released in 1888. It tells a story about a middle-low class family of Madrid in the 19th century. The main character is Ramón Villaamil, an ex-employée from the Ministry of Economy and Finance
Our friend Manso by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

228 editions published between 1832 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 2,025 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes a vocabulary
Lo prohibido by Benito Pérez Galdós( )

147 editions published between 1883 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Benito Pérez Galdós, considered Spain's most important novelist after Cervantes, wrote 77 novels, several works of theater and a number of other tomes during his lifetime (1843-1920). His works have been translated into all major languages of the world
Fortunata and Jacinta : two stories of married women by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

229 editions published between 1887 and 2020 in 10 languages and held by 1,969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Capturing a ninteenth-century Spanish world of political tumult and personal obsession, Benito Pérez Galdós's Fortunata and Jacinta tells of two women who love the same man unfailingly - one as his mistress, the other as his wife. In this new and complete translation, Agnes Moncy Gullón presents the detailed realism, the diversity of character and scene that have placed Fortunata and Jacinta alongside the voluminous works of Charles Dickens and Honoré de Balzac. Galdós's Madrid, recast from his youthful wanderings through the city's slums and cafés, includes the egg sellers and faded bullfighters surrounding Fortunata as well as the quieter, sequestered milieu of Jacinta's upbringing. Through Juanito, the lover of both women, the writer reveals Spain as a variegated fabric of delicate traditions and established vices, of shaky politics and rich intrigue. In this vast and colorful world, resonant of Dickens's London and Balzac's France, Galdós presents his characters with a depth, ambiguity, and humor born of the multiplicity of his scene
El 19 [i.e. diecinueve] de marzo y el 2 [i.e. dos] de mayo by Benito Pérez Galdós( )

234 editions published between 1873 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,930 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cádiz es la octava novela de la primera serie de los Episodios Nacionales de Benito Pérez Galdós. El protagonista, el militar Gabriel de Araceli, es trasladado a la guarnición de Cádiz, donde narra sus dificultades para acceder al amor de Inés y los celos que le provoca la presencia de lord Gray. Paralelamente, Gabriel de Araceli nos hace una narración de las diferentes tendencias de la sociedad, mezcladas con personajes de ficción y protagonistas históricos. Cádiz es el baluarte fundamental de la resistencia frente a los franceses, pero también el hogar del nuevo gobierno español sin Rey y de las diferentes tendencias que surgen en la sociedad. También es la síntesis de una nueva España en la que se pugna por el deseo de reformar las instituciones, mientras que otros luchan por mantenerlas intactas y por el regreso del príncipe Fernando. En la obra también asistimos a algunas sesiones de las Cortes
Trafalgar by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

537 editions published between 1823 and 2018 in 14 languages and held by 1,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Trafalgar " (1873) es el primero de los " Episodios nacionales " de Galdós, serie que constituye la más vasta construcción novelesca que registra la historia de nuestras letras. Los hechos bélicos que trata Galdós tuvieron lugar en 1805. Para su elaboración utilizó textos históricos, pero también fuentes orales
Nazarin by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

200 editions published between 1865 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A novel written in 1895 on a defrocked Spanish priest who takes to the road with two prostitutes. On the way he meets all kinds of rogues, but remains convinced of man's innate goodness
Torment by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

244 editions published between 1884 and 2020 in 9 languages and held by 1,619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Inferno, first published in 1884, follows the fortunes of a destitute orphan, Amparo, who, despite her snobbish relatives' jealousy, and her own dark secret, captures the heart of the opulent Augustin." "Long unavailable in English, it appears now in a new and elegant translation to introduce the pleasures of Galdos to a new generation of lovers of European fiction and lovers of Spain."--BOOK JACKET
La desheredada by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

217 editions published between 1881 and 2018 in 5 languages and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La protagonista, Isidora Rufete, la presunta desheredada del marquesado de Aransis cuyas desafortunadas vicisitudes se narran en sus páginas, pertenece a ese mundo de personajes inolvidables que entrecruzan sus destinos dentro de la gran comedia humana galdosiana
Gloria; a novel by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

170 editions published between 1877 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realist novel depicting Spain's provincial hypocrisy and religious fanaticism
La de Bringas by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

128 editions published between 1884 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novel which deals with the power and conflict of the middle class, from a woman's point of view
Leon Roch : a romance by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

145 editions published between 1878 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,016 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Transition work, published in three parts, tells the story of a human failure, coming from the different religious attitude of two spouses, the one atheist and freethinker, the other, blessed until asceticism, in a social context where there is no room for a life supported only in rational and scientific attitudes without the necessary toll to established superstitions, that is, without the disguise of hypocrisy. It results in a marital failure caused by religious intolerance, which ends up sacrificing to an idea of ​​God the honest union and the spiritual bond that the Church itself deems indispensable in marriage, and that is accepted by a rational-minded husband and freethinker (of possible Krausist court), but who does not publicly renounce his atheism. This leads to the establishment of a love and passionate triangle between two women and one man. The writer, having matured his study of society, shoots in it his last saved thesis and ideology, ready to tell the reality in his material nakedness."--Wikipedia
La fontana de oro by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

171 editions published between 1870 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the "Liberal Triennium" (1820-1823), a conflictive period in Spain with a number of conservative intrigues and political tensions between liberals and conservatives. Focused on the story of Clara, an orphan girl fostered by an old royalist, and her relation with Lázaro, a young liberal man she met in a small town
El abuelo : (novela en cinco jornadas) by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

145 editions published between 1897 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

El honor, la duda, la bastarda̕, el adulterio y sus consecuencias, la lucha de clases, la přdida de las colonias, la ingratitud, son temas cls̀icos de la composicin̤ y el desarrollo de la sociedad espaǫla, a los que Galds̤ da forma literaria en esta novela
Episodios nacionales by Benito Pérez Galdós( )

227 editions published between 1881 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Donacion de la Biblioteca de Zea
Obras completas by Benito Pérez Galdós( Book )

75 editions published between 1941 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 788 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Introduccion, biografia, bibliografia, notas, y censo de personajes galdosianos por Federico Carlos Sainz de Robles. 7th ed
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Doña Perfecta
MarianelaTristanaMisericordia, a novelMiauOur friend MansoLo prohibidoFortunata and Jacinta : two stories of married womenEl 19 [i.e. diecinueve] de marzo y el 2 [i.e. dos] de mayo
Alternative Names
Benedictus Pérez Galdós

Benito Galdos

Benito Peres Qaldos

Benito Pérez Galdós

Benito Pérez Galdós autor español

Benito Pérez Galdós autor español (1843-1920)

Benito Pérez Galdós écrivain espagnol

Benito Pérez Galdós escritor e político español

Benito Pérez Galdós escritor y políticu español

Benito Pérez Galdós novelë

Benito Pérez Galdós pisarz hiszpański

Benito Pérez Galdós scrittore e drammaturgo spagnolo

Benito Pérez Galdós Spaans schrijver

Benito Pérez Galdós spaanscher Politiker

Benito Pérez Galdós spanischer Schriftsteller

Benito Pérez Galdós Spanish painter and author and novelist

Benito Pérez Galdós spanyol író

Bīrīṯ Ğāldūs, Bīnītū 1843-1920


Galdós 1843-1920

Galdós, B. P. 1843-1920

Galdos, B. Perés, 1843-1920

Galdós, B. Pérez 1843-1920

Galdós, Benito P. 1843-1920

Galdós, Benito Péres 1843-1920

Galdós, Benito Pérez.

Galdós,Benito Pérez, 1843-1920

Galdós Pérez, Benito

Goldós, Benito Pérez 1843-1920

Goldosas Benito Peresas

Jia'erduosi 1843-1920

Jia'erduosi, Bei Pei 1843-1920

Péres Galdós, Benito

Péres Galdós, Benito 1843-1920

Peresas Goldosas Benito

Peress Galdoss, Benito 1843-1920

Pérez, Benito.

Pérez, Benito 1843-1920

Pérez, Benito Galdós

Pérez Galdós

Pérez Galdós 1843-1920

Pérez Galdós, B.

Pérez Galdós, B. 1843-1920

Pérez Galdós, B. (Benito), 1843-1920

Pérez-Galdós, Benito

Pérez-Galdós, Benito 1843-1920

Pérez Galdós, Benito Maria de los Dolores, 1843-1920

Pérez Galdoz, Benito 1843-1920

Perez Goldos, Benito 1843-1920

Μπενίτο Πέρεθ Γαλδός Ισπανός συγγραφέας

Бенито Перес Галдос

Бенито Перес Гальдос

Беніто Перес Гальдос

Бэніта Пэрэс-Гальдос

Гальдос Б. П

Гальдос Б. П. 1843-1920

Гальдос Бенито Перес

Перес Б

Перес Б. 1843-1920

Перес Галдос, Бенито 1843-1920

Перес Гальдос Бенито

Перес Гальдос, Бенито 1843-1920

Պենիթօ Փերեզ Կալտոս

Պերես Գալդռս

בניטו פרס גלדוס סופר, מחזאי, עיתונאי ופוליטיקאי ספרדי

גלדוס, בניטו פרס

פרז גלדוס, בניטו, 1843-1920

פרס גלדוס, בניטו 1843-1920

بنیتو پرز قالدوس

بنیتو پرز گالدوس

بيريث جالدوس، بينيتو، 1843-1920

بيريز جالدوس، بينيتو، 1843-1920

بينيتو بيرث جالدوس، 1843-1920

بينيتو بيريث جالدوس

جالدوس، بينيتو بيرث، 1843-1920

ბენიტო პერეს გალდოსი

갈도스, 베니토 페레스 1843-1920

베니토 페레스 갈도스

ガルドス, ベニート・ペレス


ペレス・ガルドス, B

ペレス・ガルドス, ベニート

佩 加尔多斯, 贝 1843-1920

加尔多斯 1843-1920