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Cecilia Vald�s or el Angel Hill

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ISBN-10: 0195143957

ISBN-13: 9780195143959

Edition: 2004

Authors: Cirilo Villaverde, Sibylle Fischer, Helen Lane

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Cecilia Valdes is arguably the most important novel of 19th century Cuba. Written in 1882 by Cirilo Villaverde in exile in New York City, but set in the Havana of the 1830s, the novel recounts a story of the moral, political, and sexual depravity caused by slavery and colonialism. The heroine of the novel, the beautiful light-skinned mulatta named Cecilia, is being pursued by Leonardo, the son of a Spanish slave trader. Unbeknownst to the two, they are the children of the same father. Eventually Cecilia gives in to Leonardo's advances; she becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl. When Leonardo, who is getting bored with his mistress, agrees to marry a white upper class woman,…    
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List price: $32.99
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/29/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 544
Size: 7.99" wide x 5.51" long x 1.61" tall
Weight: 1.650
Language: English

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Cecilia Valdes