La Regenta (Penguin Classics)

La Regenta (Penguin Classics)

Leopoldo Alas


Married to the retired Justice of the Peace of Vetusta, Ana Ozores cares deeply for her a lot older husband yet feels stifled via the monotony of her existence within the shabby and conservative provincial city. And whilst she embarks on a quest for achievement via faith or even adultery, a sour fight starts off among a robust priest and a would-be Don Juan for the passionate younger woman's physique and soul. Scandalizing modern Spain whilst it was once first released in 1885, with its searing critique of the Church and its frank remedy of intercourse, La Regenta is a compelling and witty depiction of the complacent and frivolous international of upper-class society.

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