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Benito Pérez Galdós (May 10, 1843 – January 4, 1920) was a Spanish realist novelist. Considered second only to Cervantes in stature, he was the leading Spanish realist novelist.

He was born in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, and, when nineteen years old, he moved to Madrid, where he spent most of his adult life. In Spain, his most popular works are the early Episodios nacionales (46 volumes) and Fortunata y Jacinta, while outside Spain his Novelas españolas contemporáneas are better known.

The early novels mix historical and fictional characters and are the result of documentary research. As in Balzac's novels, some characters reappear in different novels. They cover the time from 1805 to the end of the 19th century, providing glimpses of Pérez Galdós's radical and anti-clerical views, which are developed in the contemporary novels. In Doña Perfecta (1876) a young radical arrives to a stiflingly clerical town. In Marianela (1878) a young man regains his eyesight after a life of blindness and rejects his best friend Marianela for her ugliness. In Miau (1888) a pretentious family lose their livelihood when the father, an aged civil servant, loses his job because of a change in government, and eventually kills himself.

Pérez Galdós's masterpiece is Fortunata y Jacinta (1886–1887). Almost as long as War and Peace, it concerns the fortunes of four characters: a young man-about-town, his wife, his lower-class mistress, and her husband. Ángel Guerra (1891) tells of an unbalanced man who attempts to win a devout and inaccessible woman, swinging from agnosticism to Catholicism in the process.

In 1886 then prime minister Práxedes Mateo Sagasta appointed him as the (absent) deputy for the town and district of Guayama, Puerto Rico at the Madrid parliament; he never visited the place, but had a representative inform him of the status of the area, and felt a duty to represent its inhabitants appropriately. In 1897, Pérez Galdós was elected to the Real Academia Española (Royal Spanish Academy). In 1907 he became a deputy for the Republican Party in the parliament. He went blind in 1912 but continued to dictate his books for the rest of his life. Pérez Galdós died at the age of 76. Shortly before his death, a statue in his honour was constructed in the Parque del Retiro, the most popular park in Madrid, financed solely by public donations.

Galdós was a prolific writer, publishing 31 novels, 46 Episodios Nacionales (National Episodes), 23 plays, and the equivalent of 20 volumes of shorter fiction, journalism and other writings. He remains popular in Spain, and galdosistas (Galdós researchers) considered him Spain's equal to Dickens, Balzac and Tolstoy. As recently as 1950, few of his works were available translated to English, although he has slowly become popular in the Anglophone world.

While his plays are generally considered to be less successful than his novels, Realidad (1892) is important in the history of realism in the Spanish theatre.

His novels have yielded many cinematic adaptations: Beauty in Chains (Doña Perfecta) was directed by Elsie Jane Wilson in 1918; Viridiana (1961), by Luis Buñuel, is based upon Halma; Buñuel also adapted Nazarín (1959) and Tristana (1970); La duda was filmed in 1972 by Rafael Gil, El Abuelo (1988) (The Grandfather), by José Luis Garci, was internationally released a year later; it previously had been adapted as the Argentine film, El Abuelo (1954).

The Galdós museum in Las Palmas, Gran Canaria, features a portrait of the writer by Joaquín Sorolla.
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Total Books: 444
Marianela
2016 - Marianela [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781535399739
ISBN-10: 1535399732
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Duchess of San Quintin
2016 - The Duchess of San Quintin (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781588712790
ISBN-10: 1588712796
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Montes de oca
2015 - Montes De Oca [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781517713980
ISBN-10: 1517713986
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Tristana
2015 - Tristana [1892 - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781517634544
ISBN-10: 1517634547
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Fortunata and Jacinta
2015 - Fortunata and Jacinta (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781101907658
ISBN-10: 1101907657
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
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La lenta agona de los peces
2013 - La Lenta Agona De Los Peces (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788467028645
ISBN-10: 8467028645
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Fortunata y Jacinta I Dos Historias De Casadas / Two Stories of Married Women
2011 - Fortunata Y Jacinta I Dos Historias De Casadas / Two Stories of Married Women [Spanish Edition - Letras Hispanicas / Hispanic Writings] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788437627342
ISBN-10: 8437627346
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Fortunata y Jacinta II
2011 - Fortunata Y Jacinta II [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788437627359
ISBN-10: 8437627354
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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O'Donnell
2009 - O'donnell [1904 - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781120824745
ISBN-10: 1120824745
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Saragossa A Story Of Spanish Valor
2009 - Saragossa a Story of Spanish Valor [1899] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781120829986
ISBN-10: 1120829984
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Court Of Charles IV A Romance Of The Escorial
2009 - The Court of Charles IV a Romance of the Escorial [1888] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781104911423
ISBN-10: 1104911426
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Spendthrifts
2009 - The Spendthrifts (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781104849382
ISBN-10: 1104849380
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Mariucha Comedia en Cinco Actos
2009 - Mariucha Comedia En Cinco Actos (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781113087485
ISBN-10: 111308748X
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Juan Martn el Empecinado
2009 - Juan Martn El Empecinado (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781113096838
ISBN-10: 1113096837
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Los duendes de la camarilla / The Goblins of the Clique Episodios Nacionales 33 / Cuarta Serie
2009 - Los Duendes De La Camarilla / the Goblins of the Clique Episodios Nacionales 33 / Cuarta Serie [Biblioteca Perez Galdos; Episodios Nacionales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788420668956
ISBN-10: 8420668958
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Espana sin rey / Spain without a king Episodios Nacionales 41 / Serie Final
2009 - Espana Sin Rey / Spain Without a King Episodios Nacionales 41 / Serie Final [Biblioteca Perez Galdos; Episodios Nacionales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788420668963
ISBN-10: 8420668966
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Espana tragica / Tragic Spain Episodios Nacionales 42 / Serie Final
2009 - Espana Tragica / Tragic Spain Episodios Nacionales 42 / Serie Final [Biblioteca Perez Galdos; Episodios Nacionales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788420668970
ISBN-10: 8420668974
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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De Cartago a Sagunto / From Carthage to Sagunto Episodios Nacionales 45 / Serie Final
2009 - De Cartago a Sagunto / From Carthage to Sagunto Episodios Nacionales 45 / Serie Final [Biblioteca Perez Galdos; Episodios Nacionales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788420668987
ISBN-10: 8420668982
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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El 19 de marzo y el 2 de mayo
2009 - El 19 De Marzo Y El 2 De Mayo [Anaquel - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788421632574
ISBN-10: 8421632574
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Alma y vida/ Heart and Soul
2009 - Alma Y VIda/ Heart and Soul [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788496577275
ISBN-10: 8496577279
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Alma y Vida Drama en Cuatro Actos Precedido de un Prlogo
2009 - Alma Y VIda Drama En Cuatro Actos Precedido De Un Prlogo (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781110194087
ISBN-10: 1110194080
Genre: History
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2009 - Benito Perez Galdos Teatro Completo / Complete Theatre [Bibliotheca Avrea - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
2009 - Halma [1895 - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - Mendizabal [1898 - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - El Amigo Mans [1885 - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
2009 - La De Bringas [Coleccion Clasicos De La Literatura Espanola - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2009 - Aita Tettauen [1905 - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - Marianela Ed09cd [Leer en Espanol 3 - Leer En Espanol: Nivel 3 - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - Zaragoza [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback
2008 - Madrid 1808 [del motin de Aranjuez al 2 de mayo - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
2008 - Fortunata Y Jacinta/ Fortunata and Jacinta [Lecturas-Audio Clasicos Adaptados-Nivel Avanzado - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - Angel Guerra [Large Print Edition - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - Angel Guerra Parte II [Large Print Edition - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2008 - Voluntad [Large Print Edition - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2008 - La De San Quintin [Large Print Edition - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2008 - Electra [Large Print Edition - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - La Loca De La Casa [Large Print Edition - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2008 - Realidad [Large Print Edition - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Hardcover
2008 - Trafalgar [Tus Libros Seleccion/ Your Book Selection - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2008 - La Corte De Carlos IV/ the Charles IVth Court [Episodios Nacionales/ National Episodes - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - El 19 De Marzo Y El 2 De Mayo/ on March 19 and May 2 [Episodios Nacionales/ National Episodes - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - Carlos VI En La Rapita / Charles VI in the Rapita [Episodios Nacionales: Cuarta Serie/ National Episodes: Fourth Series - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - La Revolucion De Julio / the July Revolution [Episodios Nacionales: Cuarta Serie/ National Episodes: Fourth Series - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2008 - Misericordia [Clasicos de la literatura series - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2008 - Bailen/ Dance [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2007 - Luchana [Episodios nacionales ; 24 : Tercera serie - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - La Estafeta Romantica/ the Romantic Courier [Episodios Nacionales: Tercera Serie/ National Episodes: Third Series - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - Los Ayacuchos / the Ayacuchos [His Episodios nacionales ; 29 : Tercera serie - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - Los Duendes De La Camarilla/ the Bandits of the Clique [Cuarta serie - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - La Revolucion De Julio/ Julius' Revolution [Cuarta serie - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - La Vuelta Al Mundo En La Numancia / Around the World in Numancia [His Episodios nacionales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - Espana Tragica / Tragic Spain [Serie final - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - De Cartago a Sagunto / From Cartago to Sagunto [Serie final / Benito Perez Galdos - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2007 - Rosalia [Letras Hispanicas / Hispanic Writings - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - Angel Guerra Parte I [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2007 - Angel Guerra Parte II [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2007 - Galdos Tristana [Bcp Spanish Texts Series] (Paperback)
2007 - Miau - Biblioteca Conmemorativa [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback
2007 - Ngel Guerra [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2007 - Misericordia/ Mercy [Clasicos Hispanicos - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2006 - El Doctor Centeno / Doctor Centeno [Biblioteca De Autor/ Author Library - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2006 - Vergara [Episodios Nacionales: Tercera Serie/ National Episodes: Third Series - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2006 - La Campana Del Maestrazgo / the Bell of Mastership [Episodios Nacionales: Tercera Serie/ National Episodes; Third Series - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2006 - De Onate a La Granja / From Onate to the Farm Episodios Nacionales [Biblioteca De Autor/ Author Library - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2006 - Bodas Reales / Real Weddings Episodios Nacionales/ National Episodes [Biblioteca De Autor/ Author Library - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2006 - La Primera Republica/ the First Republic [Biblioteca De Autor] (Paperback)
2006 - Barbara Casandra Celia En Los Infiernos/ Barbara Casandra Celia in Hell [Letras Hispanicas / Hispanic Writings - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
2006 - Lo Prohibido/ the Forbidden [Nuestros Clasicos/ Our Classics - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2006 - Tormento [Nivel Inicial; 400-700 palabras - Clasicos Adaptados / Adapted Classics] (Paperback)
2006 - Fortunata Y Jacinta [Nivel Avanzado; hasta 1300 palabras - Clasicos Breves / Brief Classics] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2005 - Miau Marianela [Sepan Cuantos / Know How Many] (Paperback)
2005 - Cadiz [Episodios Nacionales: Primera Serie/ National Episodes: First Series - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - Mendizabal Episodios Nacionales [El Libro De Bolsillo - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - El Terror De 1824 / the Terror of 1824 Episodios Nacionales / National Episodes [Biblioteca De Autor / Author Library - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - Los Apostolicos / the Apostolic Episodios Nacionales [El Libro De Bolsillo - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - Trafalgar Episodios Nacionales [El Libro De Bolsillo-Biblioteca De Autor] (Paperback)
2005 - Zaragoza Episodios Nacionales [El Libro De Bolsillo - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - Napoleon En Chamartin / Napoleon in Chamartin Episodios Nacionales [Biblioteca De Autor/ Author Library - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - Zumalacarregui Episodios Nacionales [El Libro De Bolsillo - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - Juan Martin El Empecinado / the Stubborn Episodios Nacionales [El Libro De Bolsillo - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2005 - Fortunata Y Jacinta / Fortunata and Jacinta [Biblioteca De Autor / Author Library - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2004 - Gerona Episodios Nacionales [Biblioteca De Autor - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2004 - La Familia De Leon Roch / Leon Roch's Family [Biblioteca De Autor / Author Library] (Paperback)Paperback
2004 - 7 De Julio/ July 7th Episodios Nacionales/ National Episodes [Biblioteca De Autor/ Author Library - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2004 - Cuentos Fantasticos / Fantastic Stories [Letras Hispanicas / Hispanic Writings] (Paperback)
2004 - La Incognita Realidad/ the Mystery Reality [Letras Hispanicas - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2004 - El Amigo Manso [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2003 - Miau (Paperback)
2003 - La De Bringas / From Bringas [El Libro De Bolsillo / the Pocket Book] (Paperback)
2003 - Canovas Episodios Nacionales/ National Episodes [Biblioteca De Autor/ Author Library - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - La Segunda Casaca / the Second Coat [Episodios Nacionales: Segunda Serie/ National Episodes: Second Series - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - La Familia De Leon Roch/ the Family of Leon Roch [Letras Hispanicas / Hispanic Writings] (Paperback)Paperback
2003 - Cuentos / Tales [Akal Literaturas/ Akal Literatures - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2003 - Zumalacarregui [Castalia Prima - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2002 - Memorias De Un Cortesano De 1815 / Memories of a Courtesan of 1815 [Episodios Nacionales: Segunda Serie/ National Episodes: Second Series - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2002 - Misericordia / Mercy [Clasicos Universales / Universal Classics - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2001 - Lo Prohibido/the Prohibited [Letras Hispanicas] (Paperback)Paperback
2001 - Cuentos Espanoles Del Siglo XIx [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1997 - Inferno [Everyman's Library] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1997 - Dona Perfecta - Misericordia [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
1997 - Tristana [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
1986 - El Audaz/ the Brave [El libro de bolsillo - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Torquemada En La Hoguera [Pergamon Oxford Spanish - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback
Doa Perfecta - Golu [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
The Theatre of Galdos Voluntad [1895 - Hispanic Literature, V. 63] (Hardcover)
Juan Martin El Empecinado [Hispanic Literature] (Hardcover)
The Theatre of Galdos La Loca De La Casa [1893 - Hispanic Literature - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
Reality/realidad [Hispanic Literature] (Hardcover)
Gerona [Hispanic Literature] (Hardcover)
Miau Null [Biblioteca De Cultura Basica] (Paperback)Paperback
Translation of Angel Guerra [Hispanic Literature] (Hardcover)
La Guerra De La Independencia [Todolibro ; 75 - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Episodios Nacionales Tomo V [Espana sin Rey, Espana Tragica, Amadeo, La Primera Republica, De Cartago a Sagunto, Canovas] (Paperback)
Novelas [Coleccion Obras eternas - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Gloria / Glory [El Libro de bolsillo - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
El Doctor Centeno [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
El Abuelo Novela En Cinco Jornadas [El Libro de bolsillo - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
El 19 De Marzo Y El 2 De Mayo [i.e. diecinueve - i.e. dos - His Episodios nacionales ; 3 : Primera serie - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Bailen [His Episodios nacionales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Napoleon En Chamartin [His Episodios nacionales - Spanish Edition] (Other)
El Equipaje Del Rey Jose [His Episodios nacionales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Memorias De Un Cortesano De 1815 [His Episodios nacionales ; 12 : Primera serie - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
La Segunda Casaca [His Episodios nacionales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Los Cien Mil Hijos De San Luis [His Episodios nacionales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
El Terror De 1824 [i.e. mil ochocientos veinticuatro - His Episodios nacionales - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Un Voluntario Realista [His Episodios nacionales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
De Onate a La Granja [His Episodios nacionales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
La Campana Del Maestrazgo [His Episodios nacionales ; 25 : Tercera serie - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Bodas Reales [His Episodios nacionales ; 30 : Tercera serie - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Las Tormentas Del 48 [His Episodios nacionales ; 31 : Cuarta serie - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Narvaez [Episodios nacionales ; 32 : Cuarta serie - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Prim [His Episodios nacionales - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
La Primera Republica [Serie final / Benito Perez Galdos - Spanish Edition] (Other)
La De Los Tristes Destinos [His Episodios nacionales - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Las Tormentas Del 48 / the Storms of 48 [Episodios Nacionales: Cuarta Serie / National Episodes: Fourth Series - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Amadeo / Amadeus [Episodios Nacionales: Serie Final/ National Episodes: Final Series - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Fortunata Y Jancita 2 [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
La Espana De Fernando VII [Coleccion Ancora y Delfin - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
Casandra [novela dialogada - Los Grandes de la novela espanola ; no. 7 - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Ensayos De Critica Literaria [Nexos - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
La Incognita [Temas de Espana ; 97 - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Realidad Novela En Cinco Jornadas [Temas de Espana ; 99 - Spanish Edition] (Other)Paperback
Marienela [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Lo Prohibido [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Recuerdos Y Memorias [Recuerdos y memorias ; 2 - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Trafalgar La Corte De Carlos IV [Biblioteca clasica - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
El Audaz Historia De Un Radical De Antano [Clasicos Libertarias - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
Puntos De Apoyo [Coleccion Betania de Poesia] (Hardcover)
Voces Canarias Recopiladas Por Galdos [Coleccion Galdos - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
Maiu [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
El Ultimo Gran Amor De Galdos Cartas a Teodosia Gandarias Desde Santander [1907-1915 - Coleccion "Pronillo" - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Cuarenta Leguas Por Cantabria Y Otras Paginas [Biblioteca San Quintin - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
La Sombra [Clasicos de evasion - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Benito Perez Galdos [Coleccion Semblanzas - Spanish Edition] (Other)Hardcover