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The Resource Martin Rivas : a novel, by Alberto Blest Gana ; translated from the Spanish by Tess O'Dwyer ; with an introduction by Jaime Concha, (electronic resource)

Martin Rivas : a novel, by Alberto Blest Gana ; translated from the Spanish by Tess O'Dwyer ; with an introduction by Jaime Concha, (electronic resource)

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Martin Rivas : a novel
Title
Martin Rivas
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
by Alberto Blest Gana ; translated from the Spanish by Tess O'Dwyer ; with an introduction by Jaime Concha
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
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CaPaEBR
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1830-1920
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Blest Gana, Alberto
Dewey number
863
LC call number
PQ8097.B5
LC item number
M313 2000eb
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  • O'Dwyer, Tess
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Library of Latin America
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  • Chilean fiction
  • Young men
  • Chile
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  • Widely acknowledged as the first Chilean novel, Martin Rivas (1862) by Alberto Blest Gana (1830-1920) is at once a passionate love story and an optimistic representation of Chilean nationhood. Written shortly after a decade of civil conflict, it is an indispensable source for understandingpolitics and society in nineteenth-century Chile. The hero of the story is Martin Rivas, an impoverished but ambitious youngster from the northern mining region of Chile, who is entrusted by his late father to the household of a wealthy and influential member of the Santiago elite. While living there, he falls in love with his guardian's daughter.The tale of their tortuous but ultimately successful love affair represents the author's desire for reconciliation between Chile's antagonistic regional and class interests. Indeed, many critics have interpreted Martin Rivas as a blueprint for national unity that emphasizes consensus over conflict. In addition to providing commentary about the mores of Chilean society, Blest Gana documents the enormous gap that existed between the rich and poor classes. An invaluable text for its portrayal of contemporary social, political, and class conditions, Martin Rivas illustrates the enrichinginfluence that romanticism had on nineteenth-century Chilean literature
  • Widely acknowledged as the first Chilean novel, Martin Rivas (1862) by Alberto Blest Gana (1830-1920) is at once a passionate love story and an optimistic representation of Chilean nationhood. Written shortly after a decade of civil conflict, it is an indispensable source for understandingpolitics and society in nineteenth-century Chile. The hero of the story is Martin Rivas, an impoverished but ambitious youngster from the northern mining region of Chile, who is entrusted by his late father to the household of a wealthy and influential member of the Santiago elite. While living there, he falls in love with his guardian's daughter.The tale of their tortuous but ultimately successful love affair represents the author's desire for reconciliation between Chile's antagonistic regional and class interests. Indeed, many critics have interpreted Martin Rivas as a blueprint for national unity that emphasizes consensus over conflict. In addition to providing commentary about the mores of Chilean society, Blest Gana documents the enormous gap that existed between the rich and poor classes. An invaluable text for its portrayal of contemporary social, political, and class conditions, Martin Rivas illustrates the enrichinginfluence that romanticism had on nineteenth-century Chilean literature
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Martin Rivas : a novel, by Alberto Blest Gana ; translated from the Spanish by Tess O'Dwyer ; with an introduction by Jaime Concha, (electronic resource)
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OCM1bookssj0000198366
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9780195107142
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(pbk. : alk. paper)
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remote
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(WaSeSS)bookssj0000198366
Label
Martin Rivas : a novel, by Alberto Blest Gana ; translated from the Spanish by Tess O'Dwyer ; with an introduction by Jaime Concha, (electronic resource)
Publication
Control code
OCM1bookssj0000198366
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780195107142
Isbn Type
(pbk. : alk. paper)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0000198366

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