Juan Valera con Pepita Jiménez (Classic Reprint)
Reseña del editor Excerpt from Pepita JiménezThe appearance of Valera's Pepita Jiménez, ia 1874, is impor tant ia the history of the Spanish novel ih that it was the im mediate forerunner of the numerous works of Pereda, Galdós, Pardo Bazán, Valdés, Ibáñez, and others, writers who are the glory of the contemporary literature, and as such it marks the re naissance of a genre, which, formerly contesting with the drama the primacy of Spanish letters, had, since the days of Cervantes and Quevedo, languished and declined to its practical extinction in the first decades of the nineteenth century. Round1y speak ing, from the F ray Gerundio, 17 58, of Padre Isla (the translator of Gil Blas) to Larra's El Doncel de Don H enrique el Doliente, 1834, the first romantic novel of importance, there exists a lacuna of some three quarters of a century in the popular history of the novel.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology 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.