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The Spanish-born oligarchs top the social hierarchy, followed by the white Cuban colonists criollossorted by wealth and family distinction. Set in the Havana of the s, the novel introduces us to Cecilia, a beautiful light-skinned mulatta, who is being pursued by the son of a Spanish slave trader, named Leonardo. Set in the early s in Cuba, this novel encompasses falds marvelous melodrama ceculia genuinely interesting, if depressing, history of social class and slavery of the period.

Es una hermosa puerta para lograr la relajaci n She arranges to have Cecilia locked up on false charges and arranges Leonardo’s wedding to the appropriate Isabel.

Cecilia Valdes

I highly recommend this Library to anyone interested in Latin American history, culture or literature. Isaschulz rated it it was amazing Jun 21, They are all artistically enhanced with visually stunning color, shadow and lighting effects. Returns must be postmarked within 4 business days of authorisation and must be in resellable condition. However, like his father, Leonardo has a roving eye. Cecilia Last modified by: Nemesio D ez Fern ndez, O.

In this new English translation, a vast landscape emerges of the moral, political, and sexual depravity caused by slavery and colonialism. Presen Acarreta Last modified by: Leonardo is described as a spoiled, self-absorbed young man.

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 who were born on Cuban soil and those who were plucked from Africa. Return to Book Page.


Manolo Valdes Vecilia modern artist. Through much of the book, Villaverde goes into minutely detailed descriptions of scenes in Cuba. Electronic book text Pages: Villaverde’s novel is a source of great Cuban literary pride, and many lazily refer to it as the country’s first great piece of fiction. I highly recommend this Library to anyone interested in Latin A While Cirilo Villaverde’s, “Cecilia Valdes or EL Angel Hill”, is not written in the breathtaking prose some of my favorites are, it is an incredible novel depicting nineteenth century Cuba.

Leonardo unwittingly falls in love with Cecilia, his half-sister, and she with him. Cecilia Blasetti Created Date: In different parts of Cwcilia America the term creole has various referents it may denote ceciia local-born person of pure Spanish extraction it may refer more restrictively to members of old-line vvalds of predominantly Spanish descent who have roots in the colonial period or it may simply refer to members of urban Europeanized classes, as contrasted with rural Indians.

Estudi en La Habana en el Seminario de San Carlos donde se gradu de Bachiller en Leyes, m ‘s tarde practic la docencia y el periodismo.

Cecilia Valdes by Cirilo Villaverde

Help Preferences Sign up Log in. In different parts of the book, her grandmother and great-grandmother are described as mulatto with white fathers. Cuba was a mixture of poor mulattos, indigenous creoles, free blacks, slaves, rich plantation owners and sophisticated city people.

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When Leonardo, who gets bored with Cecilia after a while, agrees to marry a white upper class woman, Cecilia vows revenge. Goodreads make this worse by confirming the remaining 0.


Villaverxe the origins of costumbrismo go back to the Golden Age of Spanish literature in the 16th and 17th centuries, it grew into a major force in the first half of the 19th century, first in verse and then in prose sketches called cuadros de costumbres scenes of customs that stressed detailed descriptions of typical regional characters and social conduct, often with a satirical or philosophical intent.

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Fluid is in, solid is out. Monica Martin rated it liked it Dec 17, Slavery was still vigorous if internally challenged. Halfway through the story, Mrs Dona Rosa learned that early in her marriage, her husband Don Candido Gamboa fathered a child of a mulatto, then arranging for his wife’s maid to have suckled this child along with her own – starting 20 years of doubt, suspicion, until here in chapter XIV they both are forced to recognize the truth.

Section IV back in Havana leads inexorably to devastating consequences for all the key characters. For the contemporary reader Helen Lane’s masterful translation of Cecilia Valds opens a new window into the intricate problems of race relations in Cuba and the Caribbean.

Also, Leonardo’s mother refers to herself as creole and her husband as Spanish from Spain. En regres a los Estados Unid. Get the plugin now. Cirilo Villaverde was born in Cuba in