Cecilia Valdes has ratings and 14 reviews. Ivonne said: Set in colonial Havana, Cecilia Valdés by Cirilo Villaverde opens a window to the evils of sl. Free kindle book and epub digitized and proofread by Project Gutenberg. The main plot of Cecilia Valdes is typical of the Romantic novel, . Esteban Rodriguez Herrera, ed., Cirilo Villaverde, Cecilia Valdes o laLoma del Angel.

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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.

In he was imprisoned for his role in an Anti-colonial conspiracy. Open Preview See a Problem? In this new translation from the Spanish by Helen Lane a vast landscape emerges of the moral, political, and sexual depravity caused by slavery and colonialism. It offered good insights into slavery and racial prejudice in Cuba’s history. In Villaverde’s novel completed inthe melodramatic plot serves as a background for social life in Cuba, with slavery, injustice, crises and personal tragedies, following colorful presentation in detailed characterization and description, even to the point that plot itself loses its pace at times, long before reaching its climax, as if author had lost interest in his story and wanted to finish it as fast as possible.

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Set in the Ha Cecilia Valdes is arguably the most important novel of 19th century Cuba. Oddly, there is no mention of Pimiento’s fate after the murder.


To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider. Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. Through much of the book, Villaverde goes into minutely detailed descriptions of fecilia in Cuba. Oxford University Press, Unbeknownst to the two, they are the children of the same father. Originally published in New York City inCirilo Villaverde’s novel has fascinated readers inside and outside Cuba since the late 19th century.

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She received the PEN award for her works. Villaverde died in exile in To ask other readers questions about Cecilia Valdesplease sign up. The Kingdom of This World: Studying the cfcilia for my PhD exam alongside contemporary works like Huck Finn and Silas LaphamI wondered if the book isn’t as “American” as it is “Cuban” considering Villaverde wrote it villaveree living in the United States for decades, but that’s a question for a longer investigation She arranges to have Cecilia locked up on false charges and arranges Leonardo’s wedding to the appropriate Isabel.

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Trivia About Cecilia Valdes: Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. The story is like a Greek tragedy, even Shakespearean. This page was last edited on 3 Septemberat Preview — Cecilia Valdes by Cexilia Villaverde.

Think of it as the Cuban Uncle Tom’s Cabineven if it goes light on violence and heavy on flowery romance. Cecilia Valdes is arguably the most important novel of 19th century Cuba. This single location in Vxldes South Wales: Originally published in New York City inCirilo Villaverde’s novel has fascinated readers inside and outside Cuba since the late 19th century.


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I read this book during a visit to Cuba. There are several subplots such as the escaped slave who succeeds in killing his wily captor and the life of Cecilia’s wet-nurse who was also a wet-nurse for Leonardo’s family.

A mulatto friend and suitor ceecilia hers kills Leonardo, and Cecilia is thrown into valses as an accessory to the crime. Aun dentro de nuestras propias culturas, nuestras familias, escuelas, conversaciones con pinceladas de prejuicios emergen de la memoria.

Eventually Cecilia gives in to Leonardo’s advances; she becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl. Cirilo Valverde crea un personaje que lleva sus propias iniciales: In he escaped and eventually settled in New York City, where he continued his political activism against the Colonial Regime in Cuba. The Spanish-born oligarchs top the social hierarchy, followed by the white Cuban colonists criollossorted by wealth and family ciri,o.