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The Resource His only son : with Doña Berta, Leopoldo Alas ; translated from the Spanish and with an introduction by Margaret Jull Costa

His only son : with Doña Berta, Leopoldo Alas ; translated from the Spanish and with an introduction by Margaret Jull Costa

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His only son : with Doña Berta
Title
His only son
Title remainder
with Doña Berta
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Leopoldo Alas ; translated from the Spanish and with an introduction by Margaret Jull Costa
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Doña Berta
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
"One of the most celebrated writers of criticism in nineteenth-century Spain, Leopoldo Alas employed his satirical talent to powerful and humorous effect in fiction as well. In His Only Son, Bonifacio Reyes, a romantic flautist by vocation--and a failed clerk and kept husband by necessity--dreams of a novelesque life. Tied to his shrill and sickly wife by her purse strings, he enters timidly into a love affair with Serafina, a seductive second-rate opera singer, encouraged by her manager who mistakes Bonifacio for a potential patron. Meanwhile, Bonifacio's wife experiences a parallel awakening and in the midst of a long-barren marriage, surprises them both with a son--but is it Bonifacio's? In the accompanying novella, Doña Berta, an aged, poor, but well-born woman forfeits her beloved estate in search of a portrait that may be all that remains of the secret love of her life"--
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"One of the most celebrated writers of criticism in nineteenth-century Spain, Leopoldo Alas employed his satirical talent to powerful and humorous effect in fiction as well."--
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10540209
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1852-1901
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Alas, Leopoldo
Dewey number
863/.5
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the Spanish
Literary form
fiction
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1852-1901
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  • Costa, Margaret Jull
  • Alas, Leopoldo
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True
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New York Review Books classics
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  • Spouses
  • Family secrets
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Family secrets
  • Spouses
Target audience
adult
Label
His only son : with Doña Berta, Leopoldo Alas ; translated from the Spanish and with an introduction by Margaret Jull Costa
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn934676548
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 318 pages
Isbn
9781681370187
Lccn
2016012597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)934676548
Label
His only son : with Doña Berta, Leopoldo Alas ; translated from the Spanish and with an introduction by Margaret Jull Costa
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn934676548
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 318 pages
Isbn
9781681370187
Lccn
2016012597
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)934676548

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