The City of the Discreet is set in the traditional Andalusia of the 19th century. This gentle parody with its vast gallery of characters demonstrates Baroja’s powers of description and his subtle humour. The description of his Cordova and its environs are an invaluable guide to a recent but now, lost city.
|Publisher:||Skomlin Pty Ltd|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)|
Table of Contents
A conversation on the train
O, oriental, romantic city!
Infancy: sombre vestibule of life
Blue eyes, black eyes
Noble and ancient ancestral homes!
Concerning an adventure of Quentin's in the neighbourhood of El Potro
In which is told the history of a tavern on Sierra Morena
A fight in an olive orchard
In which Señor Sabadía abuses words and wine
Don Gil finishes his story
More incomprehensible than the heart of a grown woman, is that of a girl-child
In search of a jewel-case
A picnic and a ride
Where his beautiful expectations went!
The man of action begins to make himself known
I am a little Catiline
The tavern in the Calle del Bodegoncillo
The pleasant ironies of reality
Philosophers without realizing the fact
Sticks, shots, and stones
Pursuit and escape
The victim of a feuilleton
An abduction is prepared
In which a countess, a professional bandit, and a man of action have a talk
The mason's message
Night and day
The city of the discreet