Galdos's "Torquemada" Novels: Waste and Profit in Late Nineteenth-Century Spain

by Teresa Fuentes Peris


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Benito Pérez Galdós has long been considered the Spanish Tolstoy; however, unlike those of his Russian counterpart, few of his works are available in English—and fewer still are the subjects of serious literary scholarship. This book approaches one of the author’s most memorable characters, Madrid moneylender Francisco Torquemada, and considers the extent to which notions of profit, efficiency, and utility inform the Torquemada series—juxtaposing nineteenth-century understandings of waste and profit with contemporary economic ideas in order to better comprehend the writer and his world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780708320594
Publisher: University of Wales Press
Publication date: 12/15/2007
Series: University of Wales - Iberian and Latin American Studies Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Teresa Fuentes Peris is a lecturer in Spanish at Leeds Metropolitan University. Her previous volume Visions of Filth: Deviancy and Social Control in the Novels of Galdós was published by Liverpool University Press in 2003.

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