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That Bringas Woman
Catherine Jagoe

Classification : Others
Pub Date : Jan 01, 2009
Imprint : Everyman Classics
Page Extent : TBC
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9789350091852
Price : 195

About the book
On the threshold of revolution, the degenerate upper classes of 1860’s Madrid struggle to maintain a life of conspicuous consumption and extravagant display Behind the walls of the Royal Palace, Rosalía, the wife of Francisco Bringas, an official of the crown, becomes entangled in her own attempts to keep up appearances. Locked in silent conflict with a penny-pinching husband over her ruling passion, the clothes and finery demanded by the social circle to which she aspires, Rosalía embarks on a downward spiral of secret debt. Ultimately, she is faced with exchanging the only commodity of value she still possesses – herself. The equal of contemporaries Balzac and Hardy, Galdós is Spain’s best-kept literary secret. That Bringas Woman, part of his panoramic series about Spanish society and history, is a caustic masterpiece of shrewd observation and ironic style. The only paperback edition avialable, in a new translation, with introduction, notes, selected criticism, text summary and chronology of Galdós’s life and times

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