La Regenta

La Regenta

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by Leopoldo Alas
     
 

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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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140443462
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
11/28/2005
Series:
Penguin Classics Series
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
736
Sales rank:
840,761
Product dimensions:
5.14(w) x 7.81(h) x 1.29(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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