Tristana

Author(s): Benito Pérez Galdós; Margaret Jull Costa (Translator); Jeremy Treglown (Introduction by)

Spanish

The tale of a high-spirited, ambitious young woman or man breaking free from stifling provincial constraints to pursue a life of independence is a staple of the novel. In Tristanathe great Spanish novelist Benito Pe rez Galdo s disconcertingly reverses the formula. His beautiful and brilliant and very winning heroine breaks free from a perverse and imprisoning relationship to a womanizing older man, supposed by all to be her father. But after a terrible stroke of misfortune, she retreats-either out of timidity or, perhaps, simply because confinement has its own seductive power.

Tristana
, here in an exceptionally fine and fluent new English rendering by Margaret Jull Costa, is an unequaled exploration of the tragedy of human desire.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9781590177655
  • : New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
  • : New York Review of Books, Incorporated, The
  • : December 2014
  • : 1.1 Centimeters X 12.9 Centimeters X 20.2 Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Benito Pérez Galdós; Margaret Jull Costa (Translator); Jeremy Treglown (Introduction by)
  • : 288
  • : 863/.5
  • : English
  • : Paperback