El Jardin = The Garden (Paperback)
El Jardin = The Garden Cover Image
By Constance Fenimore Woolson, Ximena Maier (Illustrator), Israel Centeno (Translator)
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In this story that was originally published in 1888, an American woman living in Europe has to make a difficult decision in light of a personal tragedy that turns her life upside-down. At the end of the 19th century, Prudence finds herself in Italy even though she doesn't particularly like it; she settles there after marrying a widower who has multiple children--and who dies shortly after the wedding. The protagonist must choose whether to abandon her new family and return to the United States or to stay and try to find comfort in tending to something that reminds her of her former home: the front yard. This unique illustrated edition of a story dealing with women's roles in the family and in society at the turn of the century contains beautiful watercolor accompaniments.
"En esta historia originalmente publicada en 1888, una norteamericana viviendo en Europa tiene que tomar una decision dificil a la luz de una tragedia personal que completamente revoluciona su vida. A finales del siglo XIX, Prudence se encuentra en Italia aunque no le encanta; se ha instalado alli tras casarse con un viudo que tambien es padre de varios hijos--y que muere al poco tiempo de la boda. La protagonista debe decidir entre abandonar a su nueva familia y regresar a los Estados Unidos o quedarse y tratar de consolarse con algo que le recuerda a su antiguo hogar: el jardin. Esta singularisima edicion ilustrada de una historia sobre el papel de la mujer en su familia y en la sociedad a finales del siglo contiene hermosas acuarelas.

About the Author

Constance Fenimore Woolson was a novelist and short story writer. She is the author of "Anne," "East Angels," "Horace Chase," and "Jupiter Lights" and the short story collections "Castle"" Nowhere," "Dorothy and Other Italian Stories," and "Rodman the Keeper." Ximena Maier is a freelance illustrator whose work has appeared in "Cosmopolitan," "Elle," "Marie Claire," "Viajar," and" Vogue." She is the illustrator of numerous children's books, including "La batalla de las hadas y los monstruos," "Marcela," and "Platero y yo."
Product Details
ISBN: 9788492865222
ISBN-10: 8492865229
Publisher: Editorial Periferica
Publication Date: May 1st, 2013
Pages: 93
Language: Spanish
Series: Coleccion la Hora Feliz