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Author Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920.

Title Tristana / Benito Pérez Galdós ; translated from the Spanish by Margaret Jull Costa ; introduction by Jeremy Treglown.

Publication Info. New York : New York Review Books, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 New Britain, Main Library - Adult Fiction  FIC GALDOS, B    Check Shelf
Description xi, 171 pages ; 21 cm.
Series New York Review Books classics
New York Review Books classics.
Summary Don Lope is a Don Juan, an aging but still effective predator on the opposite sex. He is also charming and generous, unhesitatingly contributing the better part of his fortune to pay off a friend's debts, kindly assuming responsibility for the friend's orphaned daughter, lovely Tristana. Don Lope takes her into his house and before long he takes her to bed. It's an arrangement that Tristana accepts more or less unquestioningly, that is, until she meets the handsome young painter Horacio. Then she actively rebels, sets out to educate herself, reveals tremendous talents, and soon surpasses her lover in her open defiance of convention. One thing is for sure: Tristana will be her own woman. And when it counts Don Lope will be there for her.
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.
Language Text translated from Spanish to English.
Subject Orphans -- Fiction.
Artists -- Fiction.
Madrid (Spain) -- Fiction.
Artists. (OCoLC)fst00817559
Orphans. (OCoLC)fst01048433
Spain -- Madrid. (OCoLC)fst01204086
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Added Author Costa, Margaret Jull, translator.
Added Title Tristana. English
Other Form: Online version: Pérez Galdós, Benito, 1843-1920. Tristana. New York : New York Review Books, 2014 9781590177921 (DLC) 2014025387
ISBN 9781590177655 (alk. paper)
1590177657 (alk. paper)
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