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His only son : with Doña Berta

Author: Leopoldo Alas; Margaret Jull Costa
Publisher: New York : New York Review Books, [2016]
Series: New York Review Books classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"One of the most celebrated writers of criticism in nineteenth-century Spain, Leopoldo Alas employed his satirical talent to powerful and humorous effect in fiction as well. In His Only Son, Bonifacio Reyes, a romantic flautist by vocation--and a failed clerk and kept husband by necessity--dreams of a novelesque life. Tied to his shrill and sickly wife by her purse strings, he enters timidly into a love affair with  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Psychological fiction
Satire, Spanish
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Alas, Leopoldo, 1852-1901, author.
His only son.
New York : New York Review Books, 2016
(DLC) 2016024059
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leopoldo Alas; Margaret Jull Costa
ISBN: 9781681370187 1681370182
OCLC Number: 934676548
Notes: Translated from the Spanish.
Description: xi, 318 pages ; 21 cm.
Series Title: New York Review Books classics.
Other Titles: Su único hijo.
Doña Berta
Responsibility: Leopoldo Alas ; translated from the Spanish and with an introduction by Margaret Jull Costa.

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"One of the most celebrated writers of criticism in nineteenth-century Spain, Leopoldo Alas employed his satirical talent to powerful and humorous effect in fiction as well. In His Only Son, Bonifacio Reyes, a romantic flautist by vocation--and a failed clerk and kept husband by necessity--dreams of a novelesque life. Tied to his shrill and sickly wife by her purse strings, he enters timidly into a love affair with Serafina, a seductive second-rate opera singer, encouraged by her manager who mistakes Bonifacio for a potential patron. Meanwhile, Bonifacio's wife experiences a parallel awakening and in the midst of a long-barren marriage, surprises them both with a son--but is it Bonifacio's? In the accompanying novella, Doña Berta, an aged, poor, but well-born woman forfeits her beloved estate in search of a portrait that may be all that remains of the secret love of her life"--

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