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Galdos: Fortunata and Jacinta (Landmarks of World Literature) Harriet S. Turner

Galdos: Fortunata and Jacinta (Landmarks of World Literature)

Harriet S. Turner

Published January 27th 2005
ISBN : 9780521378680
Paperback
150 pages
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Galdoss four-part Fortunata and Jacinta (1886 7), the masterpiece among his almost 80 novels, tells the turbulent story of two women, their husbands and their lovers, set against the intricate web of dynastic alliances and class contrasts of MadridMoreGaldoss four-part Fortunata and Jacinta (1886 7), the masterpiece among his almost 80 novels, tells the turbulent story of two women, their husbands and their lovers, set against the intricate web of dynastic alliances and class contrasts of Madrid in the 1870s. In this new critical introduction Professor Turner provides information on the history and social life of the times, and analyzes Galdoss theory of realism, his powerful use of imagery and metaphor to express the reality of social, mental and moral conditions, and the artistic merits of his narrative style. The book contains tables illustrating the complex family relationships fundamental to the structure of the work, and a chronological summary of the plot, as well as a detailed guide to further reading.