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Zaragoza (Version 2)

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Zaragoza (Version 2) by Benito Pérez Galdós is a gripping and intense portrayal of the Siege of Zaragoza during the Spanish War of Independence. The author vividly describes the harrowing experiences of the characters as they endure the brutal conditions of war, with death and destruction surrounding them at every turn.

The narrative is filled with suspense and tension, keeping readers on the edge of their seats as they follow the struggles of the inhabitants of Zaragoza as they defend their city against the French invaders. Galdós' writing is powerful and evocative, transporting readers back in time to witness the horrors of war firsthand.

The characters are well-developed and realistic, each with their own motivations and fears that drive their actions throughout the story. From the brave resistance fighters to the desperate civilians trying to survive amidst the chaos, the characters in Zaragoza (Version 2) are deeply compelling and unforgettable.

Overall, Zaragoza (Version 2) is a haunting and thought-provoking novel that sheds light on the realities of war and the resilience of the human spirit in the face of adversity. Galdós' masterful storytelling and vivid descriptions make this book a must-read for anyone interested in historical fiction or tales of courage and survival.

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De camino a Francia, adonde es enviado en cadena de presos, Gabriel consigue escapar con algunos compañeros y librarse de su triste destino para enfrentarse a otro aún más atroz. Refugiado en Zaragoza, asistirá al segundo sitio de la ciudad por las tropas francesas. Allí será espectador en primera línea del hambre, la desesperación, la epidemia y mil y otros padecimientos más. Sólo el funesto y malhadado amor entre Agustín Montoria y Mariquilla Candiola mantiene una llama de esperanza entre tanta desdicha. - Summary by Alejandro Castillo

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