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Heath's Modern Language Series: El trovador   By: (1813-1884)

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"Heath's Modern Language Series: El trovador" by Antonio García Gutiérrez is a captivating work that combines elements of drama, romance, and betrayal. Set in medieval Spain, the story follows the love triangle between Leonor, Alfonso, and Manrique, as they navigate the complexities of honor, duty, and passion.

The characters are well-developed and the dialogue is engaging, drawing readers into the emotional turmoil of the protagonists. Gutiérrez's skillful writing brings to life the vibrant setting of the Spanish court, with its luxurious palaces and lively festivals.

The plot twists and turns, keeping readers on the edge of their seats as secrets are revealed and loyalties are tested. The themes of love, jealousy, and revenge are expertly woven together, creating a compelling narrative that will resonate with readers long after they finish the book.

Overall, "Heath's Modern Language Series: El trovador" is a riveting tale that showcases Gutiérrez's talent as a playwright. With its rich imagery and powerful emotions, this classic work is a must-read for fans of historical fiction and drama.

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[Illustration: ZARAGOZA]

Heath's Modern Language Series

EL TROVADOR

POR

ANTONIO GARCÍA GUTIÉRREZ

EDITED WITH NOTES AND VOCABULARY

BY

H. H. VAUGHAN, PH. D.

YALE UNIVERSITY

D. C. HEATH & CO., PUBLISHERS BOSTON NEW YORK CHICAGO

COPYRIGHT, 1908, BY D. C. HEATH & CO.

Printed in U. S. A.

INTRODUCTION

Antonio García Gutiérrez was born in Chiclina, a small town in Andalusia, July 5, 1813. His father wished him to become a doctor, but his own tendency towards poetry was so strong that he soon gave up all idea of a medical career and went to Madrid to seek his fortune. Here he wrote El Trovador , which was promptly rejected by the dramatic managers. After this disappointment he enlisted as a volunteer against the Carlists, and was in the army when his play was finally produced. Its success was instantaneous and overwhelming, and enabled the author to leave the army and give all his time to his chosen occupation. Among his other works may be cited Simón Bocanegra , Venganza Catalana , and Juan Lorenzo . These plays were not as enthusiastically received as El Trovador , and Gutiérrez regarded the public as unjust to him. In 1844 he went to Havana, and thence to Mérida de Yucatán; returning to Spain after five years' absence. He died August 26, 1884... Continue reading book >>




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