Considered to be the second most important Spanish author after Cervantes, Benito Pérez Galdós, wrote Marianela in an early stage of his realism. The novel is typical of the early work, where he simplifies into two diametrically opposite ideas, in this case the real world versus a world of illusions. Nela represents the harsh reality of the world, and Pablo, through his blindness, the world of illusions. The drama of the story unfolds as the characters gain something, only to lose something else.
Spanish, Softcover, 160 Pages, 1998.