7 edition of Women in the short stories of Pedro Antonio de Alarcón found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 133-139) and index.
|Statement||Colleen J. Combs.|
|LC Classifications||PQ6502.Z5 C66 1997|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||iv, 140 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||140|
|LC Control Number||97037564|
Short story lovers will find a wealth of satisfactions here, in terrains both familiar and uncharted. Her head was turned towards me. His expression of terror struck a chill to my heart and made me fear for his reason. What I am going to speak to you about, with the requisite deliberation, going back to the very beginning of the thing, is a horrible and mysterious occurrence, which was an infernal omen of my calamity, and which has distressed me in a frightful manner. Pedro remains by his captain's side — and keeps writing in his journal — throughout the months Columbus and his men explore the Americas to claim what they find in the name of the king and queen of Spain. Is she a human being?
Is she a human being at all? My troubles were not over yet. Once there, my fear left me like magic. Listen to me two minutes longer. Well, my son, I have known you too. The tall woman had followed me with silent tread, was right over me, almost touching me with her fan, almost leaning her head on my shoulder.
Why did she recognize me when she saw me first? He was dressed in deep mourning, and when I entered he embraced me in silence then turned to give some instructions to one of his staff respecting the work in hand. All of us had come up with Gabriel, who was the youngest, on hired mules from the village of San Lorenzo, to spend the day in hunting for specimens in the lovely woods of Peguerinos, gathering interesting forest plants under the pine trees, catching butterflies in gauze nets, finding rare beetles under the bark of the decayed trees, and in all these occupations giving a fair amount of attention to the well-filled hamper of cold provisions and the skin of wine, to the cost of which all contributed in equal shares. His expression of terror struck a chill to my heart and made me fear for his reason.
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She wore the same dress, even carried the same little fan as when I had seen her three years ago. Well, then, apropos of supernatural, or extra-natural, phenomena, listen to what I have seen and heard, although I was not the real hero of the very strange story I am going to relate, and then tell me what explanation of an earthly, physical, or natural sort, however you may name it, can be given of so wonderful an occurrence.
She did not look at me, and I thought she had not seen me. When I heard of her death I knew that her sweetheart would be inconsolable, and when I got back to Madrid, about three weeks later, I went to see him early one morning. When the Santa Maria finally makes it back to Spain in Februaryafter many harrowing months, storms and squalls, Pedro de Salcedo, it is said, never returns to the sea again.
However, the distance between them did not end their love for one another. Is she Death? But nothing of what I have so far told you ever came to have any importance, since that irrational fear always left me as soon as I reached home, or saw any one else in the street, and I would scarcely recall it a few minutes afterwards, any more than one would recall a stupid mistake which had no result of any consequence.
As we arrived at the San Luis cemetery, whither I rode in one of the carriages nearest the hearse, my attention was called to a peasant woman. Several different companies were competing for his services, and many marriageable women were also competing for him.
What are you to me? If the truth must be told, I gave a scream and flew away like a child of four years who thinks he sees the Black Man. Was she a thief? Several times I have found myself wishing you were here. He became a conservative and a staunch defender of religion and embarked upon a political career.
The doctors had given up hope of his getting well. Project Gutenberg updates its listing of IP addresses approximately monthly. Why have I only seen her when some great misfortune has happened to me? He was a member of the famous Cuerda Granadina Granada Cluba group of dissident young artists and bohemians.
With her I had spoken only once, in the house of her aunt, the wife of General Lopez, and I certainly thought her bluish pallor a symptom of bad health. Three things, all of terribly painful association, kept repeating themselves in my mind, as being inextricably connected with one another, standing apart from the rest of the world in a monstrous and terrifying group: my ruin at play, the meeting with the tall woman, and the death of my revered father.
Only a friend such as you are can hear of it without thinking me either a fool or crazy. Not many weeks had passed before I learned, from a contractor for public works, that my unhappy friend had been attacked by a dreadful form of jaundice; it had turned him entirely green, and he reclined in an arm-chair without working or wishing to see anybody, weeping night and day in the most inconsolable and bitter grief.
I cannot tell you how much I have missed you in my present state of mind. Occasionally, the website mis-applies a block from a previous visitor. Since when? I should have to write to him for money, and this would astonish as much as it would grieve him, since he thought me in very easy circumstances.
Now, in The Oxford Book of Latin American Short Stories, editor Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria brings together fifty-three stories that span the history of Latin American literature and represent the most dazzling achievements in the form.Oct 15, · BRIEF SYNOPSIS: This book contains two short stories by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón: "The Tall Woman" and "Moors and Christians." The Tall Woman is a fantasy story about evil and the supernatural, and is an exploration into fear.
Moors and Christians is a story about greed. (For a Dual-Language Book Project) 2Language Books show more/5(). May 18, · Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of Michigan and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb.
Skip to main content The Friend of Death: A Fantastic Tale by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. Book from the collections of University of Michigan Language English. Book digitized by Google from the library of the Pages: Essentially, the two stories have been rewritten in contemporary English from the Spanish text.
The emphasis is on attaining a high correlation between each set of text fragments. BRIEF SYNOPSIS: This book contains two short stories by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón: “The Author: Pedro Antonio de Alarcón, Nik Marcel. Pedro Antonio de Alarcón – Spanish novelist, novella and short story writer, travel writer, poet, playwright, and critic.
The following entry provides criticism on Alarcón's short. Category:Spanish short story writers Jump to navigation This category has the following 3 subcategories, out of 3 total.
C Catalan short story writers (17 P) M Spanish male short story writers (19 P) W Spanish women short story writers (33 P). Information on The Scandal by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. Moralistic story by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón on the mistakes of youth and their subsequent redemption in .