It was amazing to see and walk through the streets amd plazas where the book takes place, to see the statue of cecilia valdes, and to understand what cuba was like during the era of slavery. Cecilia valdes is both a novel by the cuban writer cirilo villaverde 18121894, and a zarzuela based on the novel. In this new english translation, a vast landscape emerges of the moral, political, and sexual depravity caused by slavery and colonialism. It was considerably revised and republished in new. Originally published in new york city in 1882, cirilo villaverde s novel has fascinated readers. In different parts of the book, her grandmother and greatgrandmother are described as mulatto with white fathers. Originally published in new york city in, cirilo villaverde s novel has fascinated. It is a work of importance for its quality, and its revelation of the interaction of classes and races in havana, cuba. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. His novel cecilia valdes, published in 1882, is considered one of the most important works of cuban literature. A south american romance, by the colombian jorge isaacs, and amalia 185155. Cirilo villaverde was a cuban poet, novelist, journalist and freedom fighter. In this new english translation, a vast landscape emerges.
Cecilia valdes cirilo villaverde comprar libro 9789591007063. Villaverdes most famous work is the novel, cecilia valdes, published as a twopart series in a magazine and then as a novel in cuba in 1839. Its a long book, written in an old style like a dickens novel. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by. Class distinctions also exist among those who are mixed race and those who black, between those who are free and those who are still enslaved, those who toil on the sugar plantations and those in domestic service at the homes of the elite, between those. Mar 08, 2009 free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by project gutenberg. Originally published in new york city in 1882, cirilo villaverde s novel has fascinated readers inside and outside cuba since the late 19th century.
Customs, by the cuban exile cirilo villaverde, perhaps the best latin american novel of the 19th century. Libro nuevo o segunda mano, sinopsis, resumen y opiniones. Cecilia valdes gonzalo roig zarzuela cubana youtube. May 01, 2001 i read this book during a visit to cuba. Villaverdes only competition comes from two other novels named after their women protagonists. Analisis literario del libro cecilia valdes by onidia x. It holds interest for the high quality of cirilo villaverde s writing and how the life of the beautiful cecilia. Cecilia valdes, romance publicado por cirilo villaverde, um escritor cubano, independentista e abolicionista, exilado em nova york, em 1882. Cirilo villaverde free books for your kindle, tablet, ipad, pc or mobile. Cecilia valdes by cirilo villaverde and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at. It is a work of great importance for its quality, and its revelation of. The zarzuela is in two acts with music by gonzalo roig. Written in 1839, villaverde was describing contemporary evils much as harriet beecher stowe did.
The main plot of cecilia valdes is typical of the romantic novel. Some of these cookies are essential to the operation of the site, while others help to improve your experience by providing insights into how the site is being used. Written in 1882 by cirilo villaverde in exile in new york city, but set in the havana of the 1830s, the novel recounts a story of the moral, political, and sexual depravity caused by slavery and colonialism. Villaverde cirilo, cecilia valdes, novela hist6rica, literatura cubana, siglo xix, romanticismo. Marie fecilia rated it it was amazing sep 22, published oxford.