Cirilo Villaverde Cecilia Valdes

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Cecilia Valdes

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FonoLibro se enorgullece en presentar la obra cumbre de la literatura Cubana, Cecilia Valdes, del escritor Cirilo Villaverde, la cual es considerada la novela cubana mas importante del siglo XIX y fue llevada al teatro con mucho xito en una bellisima zarzuela. La novela tiene lugar en la Cuba colonial de 1830. Cecilia Valdes es una joven y hermosa mulata, quien se enamora de un joven de sociedad, Leonardo de Gamboa, hijo de un rico magnate y traficante de esclavos, Cndido de Gamboa. Es la historia de un maravilloso amor que cae en tragedia por las diferencias raciales y sociales y por un pasado oculto que ambos jvenes ignoran. Cecilia Valdes relata la composicin social, problemas raciales y mestizajes de la Cuba de la poca, los crculos de la lite de los blancos nacidos en Espaa y los blancos criollos; el nmero creciente de mulatos, a los que perteneca Cecilia, y los negros, algunos esclavos y otros libres. La novela tambin relata cmo era practicada la seduccin y relaciones entre las razas en la poca colonial. Viva en este maravilloso audiolibro esta historia de amor, tragedia y venganza, la cual levanta controversias y conflictos en la sociedad, familia y amigos, y que termina en un inesperado final.

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Cirilo Villaverde was born in Cuba in 1812. In 1848 he was imprisoned for his role in an Anti-colonial conspiracy. In 1849 he escaped and eventually settled in New York City, where he continued his political activism against the Colonial Regime in Cuba. Cecilia Valdes is his best-known work and has been translated into many languages, including Russian and Chinese. Villaverde died in exile in 1894. The late Helen Lane translated works by Mario Vargas Llosa, Juan Goytisolo, Augusto Roa Bastos, and Octavio Paz, and is the translator of Fray Servando's Memoirs and Marmol's Amalia for the Library of Latin America series. She received the PEN award for her works. Sibylle Fischer (editor) is Associate Professor of Spanish, Portuguese, and Comparative Literature at New York University. She is the author of Modernity Disavowed: Haiti and the Cultures of Slavery in the Age of Revolution."

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