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La historia de España en Galdós: análisis y proceso de elaboración de los ‘Episodios nacionales’ by Dolores Troncoso, Salvador García Castañeda, and Carmen Luna (review)

La historia de España en Galdós: análisis y proceso de elaboración de los ‘Episodios... RESEÑAS 117 DOLORES TRONCOSO, SALVADOR GARCÍA CASTAÑEDA, CARMEN LUNA; con prólogo de Rodolfo Cardona. La historia de España en Galdós: análisis y proceso de elaboración de los ‘Episodios nacionales’. Vigo: Servizo de Publicacións da Universidade de Vigo, 2012. 142 pp. Mary L. Coffey Despite the fact that an increasing number of scholars have been turning to Benito Pérez Galdós’s historical novels as a rich source of information to help understand the complex cultural events that shaped nineteenth-century Spain, many readers still find the Episodios nacionales as a whole an intimidating challenge. Together, the forty-six novels paint a portrait of Spanish history beginning with the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 and ending in the 1880s with the Bourbon Restoration. Galdós grouped the Episodios into five separate series, each addressing a span of years corresponding to Spanish political history (i.e., the War of Independence in the First Series and the reign of Fernando VII in the Second.) Yet the individual novels successfully stand alone in their depiction of specific historical events that play out amidst the convincing portrait of social life. This interplay between the broad historical overview of the series and the literary artistry of each novel, combined with the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Anales Galdosianos Anales Galdosianos

La historia de España en Galdós: análisis y proceso de elaboración de los ‘Episodios nacionales’ by Dolores Troncoso, Salvador García Castañeda, and Carmen Luna (review)

Anales Galdosianos , Volume 48 – Jan 8, 2014

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RESEÑAS 117 DOLORES TRONCOSO, SALVADOR GARCÍA CASTAÑEDA, CARMEN LUNA; con prólogo de Rodolfo Cardona. La historia de España en Galdós: análisis y proceso de elaboración de los ‘Episodios nacionales’. Vigo: Servizo de Publicacións da Universidade de Vigo, 2012. 142 pp. Mary L. Coffey Despite the fact that an increasing number of scholars have been turning to Benito Pérez Galdós’s historical novels as a rich source of information to help understand the complex cultural events that shaped nineteenth-century Spain, many readers still find the Episodios nacionales as a whole an intimidating challenge. Together, the forty-six novels paint a portrait of Spanish history beginning with the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 and ending in the 1880s with the Bourbon Restoration. Galdós grouped the Episodios into five separate series, each addressing a span of years corresponding to Spanish political history (i.e., the War of Independence in the First Series and the reign of Fernando VII in the Second.) Yet the individual novels successfully stand alone in their depiction of specific historical events that play out amidst the convincing portrait of social life. This interplay between the broad historical overview of the series and the literary artistry of each novel, combined with the

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Published: Jan 8, 2014

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