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La Regenta
     

La Regenta

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by Leopoldo Alas, John Rutherford (Translator)
 

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Married to the retired magistrate of Vetusta, Ana Ozores cares deeply for her much older husband but feels stifled by the monotony of her life in the shabby and conservative provincial town. And when she embarks on a quest for fulfillment through religion and even adultery, a bitter struggle begins between a powerful priest and a would-be Don Juan for the passionate

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Married to the retired magistrate of Vetusta, Ana Ozores cares deeply for her much older husband but feels stifled by the monotony of her life in the shabby and conservative provincial town. And when she embarks on a quest for fulfillment through religion and even adultery, a bitter struggle begins between a powerful priest and a would-be Don Juan for the passionate young woman's body and soul. Scandalizing contemporary Spain when it was first published in 1885, with its searing critique of the Church and its frank treatment of sex, La Regenta is a compelling and witty depiction of the complacent and frivolous world of upper-class society.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140443462
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
736
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.80(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Leopoldo Alas, also known as "Clarín" (1852 - 1901) wrote La Regenta (1884) and Su único hijo (1891). 

John Rutherford is a fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford, where he teaches Spanish, Spanish-American, and Galician language and literature. He has also translated Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes for Penguin Classics. For the translation of La Regenta he was decorated in 1984 by King Juan Carlos of Spain with the Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes.

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La Regenta 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
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The translation by JOHN RUTHERFORD is outstanding in its attention to detail. He manages to capture the reader's interest to such an extent, that I, for one, could not put it down. Very recommended, an excellent way of getting to know Clarín and his masterpiece. I am definitely going to buy Rutherford's translation of DON QUIXOTE!