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About the Author: Pedro Antonio de Alarcón

Pedro Antonio de Alarcón y Ariza was a 19th century Spanish novelist, author of the novel El Sombrero de Tres Picos (The Three-Cornered Hat, 1874). The story is an adaptation of a popular tradition and provides a lively picture of village life in Alarcón's native region of Andalusia. It was the basis for Hugo Wolf's opera Der Corregidor (1897) and Manuel de Falla's ballet The Three-Cornered Hat (1919).
Alarcón wrote another popular short novel, El capitán Veneno ('Captain Poison', 1881). He produced four other full-length novels. One of these novels, El escándalo ('The Scandal', 1875), became noted for its keen psychological insights. Alarcón also wrote three travel books and many short stories and essays.
Alarcón was born in Guadix, near Granada. In 1859, he served in a Spanish military operation in Morocco. He gained his first literary recognition with A Witness' Diary of the African War (1859-1860), a patriotic account of the campaign.


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Paperback, Published in Jan 2014 by Linkgua

ISBN10: 8498163889 | ISBN13: 9788498163889

Page count: 386

Granada, se vea blanquear a lo lejos, tendida en los cerros umbrosos de la Alambra y el Albaicn, como una odalisca envuelta en cndido alquicel, echada sobre oscuros almohadones... Ya no se perciban sus pormenores y detalles... Slo se divisaba una elegante rfaga la de blancura, intensamente alumbrada por el sol, bajo el risueo azul del pursimo firmamento. Un paso ms, y todo aquel cuadro de la poblacin, la vida, la riqueza, la hermosura, la actividad humana la desaparecera sbitamente. Delante de nosotros se prolongaba, girando hacia la izquierda, un angosto pasaje, rido y feo, pedregoso y sombro, que contrastaba de un modo horrible con la maravillosa vista que estbamos contemplando... Aquel crtico punto era, por consiguiente, el lugar en que Boabdil dio el supremo adis a la ciudad en que haba nacido, que haba sido suya, y que no deba de volver a ver en toda su vida.

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