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University of Sydney Library. Be the first to add this to a list. It holds interest for the high quality of Cirilo Villaverde’s writing and how the life of the beautiful Cecilia will evolve with good and bad consequences.
The University of Sydney. The author Villaverde had his own history of problems related to a plot to annex Cuba to USA in and was imprisoned only to escape.
He abandons her and becomes betrothed to a white upper class woman, Isabel Ilincheta. Diasporic Modernisms Allison Schachter.
She is the author of Modernity Disavowed: I highly recommend this Library to anyone interested vxldes Latin American history, culture or literature. Through much of the book, Villaverde goes into minutely detailed descriptions of scenes in Cuba. But the fickle Leonardo abandons Cecilia for Isabel Ilincheta and respectability. Slavery was still vigorous if internally challenged. When Leonardo, who gets bored with Cecilia after a while, agrees to marry a white upper class woman, Cecilia vows revenge.
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Set in the Havana of the s, the novel introduces us to Cecilia, a beautiful light-skinned mulatta, who is being vlades by the son of a Spanish slave trader, named Leonardo. Nos da una imagen de Cuba imprescindible por su falta de esconder lo malo, aun cuando los personajes tratan de hacer exactamente eso. Apr 15, Laura Bulawski rated it really liked it. Fray Servando Teresa De Mier.
Ultimately, he succeeds in making Cecilia his mistress. She received the PEN award for her works. Home All editions This editionEnglish, Book edition: Martin Rivas Alberto Blest Gana.
Books by Cirilo Villaverde. Leonardo falls in love with Cecilia, not realizing that she is his own half-sister, and they become lovers.
Regardless, no matter how her lover, Leonardo, felt about her, he could not marry her and expect to be accepted by his family and friends. In he was imprisoned for his role in an Anti-colonial conspiracy.
September Learn how and when to remove this template message. Presumably, the older definition of ‘creole’ is being used in the book. Cecilia had thought her mother was dead. Cuban fiction — 19th century — Translations into English.
The zarzuela is in two acts with music by Gonzalo Roig. Torn from the Nest Clorinda Matto de Turner. Matilde rated it really liked it Jun 20, An often clumsy writing style can make this a frustrating read. Needless to say, this tale of star-crossed lovers will end tragically.
Originally published in New York City inCirilo Villaverde’s novel has fascinated readers inside and outside Cuba since the late 19th century. Want to Read saving…. Aun dentro de nuestras ceciloa culturas, nuestras familias, escuelas, conversaciones con pinceladas de prejuicios emergen de la memoria.
It was published in but with an early short story version in which was much altered and expanded — to now some pages on text. You also may like to try some of these bookshopswhich may or may not sell this item. On the day of his wedding, Leonardo is assassinated on cevilia steps of the cathedral by Pimienta who acts on the instigation of Cecilia.