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- DescriptionExcerpt from A Son of the Hidalgos The work of Ricardo Leon, one of the most popular and distinguished writers of the day in Spain, is here for the first time presented to American readers. A Son of the Hidalgos introduces one of Spain's most famous velists, as well as the most widely read book that has appeared in Spanish in the last thirty years. The loss of her colonies and the war of '98 plunged Spain into a state of the blackest pessimism. It was t only the material loss and humiliation she had suffered; it was something akin to the sensation of one who fancies himself on firm ground, and suddenly discovers that he has been standing over a gaping abyss all the while. The old fictions melted away overnight. Everything crumbled to dust at a touch. The farces, the deceits, the makeshifts and compromises of two centuries of misgovernment were laid bare by one fatal, decisive blow. Despair followed. The creative efforts of what is generally called the generation of '98 in Spain were all marked by an acute te of criticism of all that had preceded, and by an effort to hew out for themselves new paths. These paths were diverse and unique. The only link between them was the desire of all to break sharply and radically with the past. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art techlogy to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
- Author(s)Ricardo Leon
- PublisherForgotten Books
- Date of Publication27/09/2015
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectChildren's Fiction
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintForgotten Books
- Content Noteblack & white illustrations
- Weight431 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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