Benito Perez Galdos

Pérez Galdós, Benito

Benito Pérez Galdós (bānē´tō pā´rĕth gäldōs´), 1843–1920, Spanish novelist and dramatist, b. Canary Islands. At 20 he went to Madrid, where he spent most of his adult life. For his masterly treatment of the vast panorama of Spanish society, he has been called the greatest Spanish novelist since Cervantes. His many works include a cycle of 46 historical novels, Episodios nacionales, which relates episodes in Spanish history from 1805 to the end of the century. Doña Perfecta (1876, tr. 1880) and La familia de León Roch (1878, tr. 1886) are among his better-known didactic novels. Fortunata and Jacinta (1886–87, tr. 1986), his four-volume masterpiece, contrasts the lives of two women of widely different classes. His plays were less successful than his novels. In 1897 he was elected to the Royal Academy, and in 1907 he became deputy of the republican party in Madrid. He went blind in 1912 but continued to dictate his books until his death. Other works in English translation are Tristana (tr. 1961) and Compassion (tr. 1962).

See studies by S. Gilman (1981) and P. A. Bly (1983).

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Benito Perez Galdos: Selected full-text books and articles

The Spendthrifts By Benito Pérez Galdós Farrar Straus & Young, 1953
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Our Friend Manso By Benito Pérez Galdós; Robert Russell Columbia University Press, 1987
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Criticism and Fiction, and Other Essays By W. D. Howells; Clara Marburg Kirk; Rudolf Kirk New York University Press, 1959
A Brief Note on a Unique Group of Galdos Manuscript Sketches By Schnepf, Michael Romance Notes, Vol. 46, No. 2, Winter 2006
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El Humorismo, Romantic Irony, and the Carnivalesque World of Galdos's 'El Amigo Manso.' (Benito Perez Galdos) By Collins, Marsha S The Romanic Review, Vol. 88, No. 4, November 1997
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A Forgotten "Dialogue": A Case of Intertextuality in Galdos's Marianela and Valera's Las Ilusiones del Doctor Faustino By Courtad, James C Michigan Academician, Vol. 34, No. 4, Winter 2003
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