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Leopoldo García-Alas y Ureña (25 April 1852 — 13 June 1901), also known as Clarín, was a Spanish realist novelist born in Zamora. He died in Oviedo.

Alas spent his childhood living in León and Guadalajara, until he moved to Oviedo in 1865. There he studied Bachillerato (high school) and began his law studies. He lived in Madrid from 1871 to 1878, where he began his career as a journalist (adopting the pen-name "Clarín" in 1875) and he graduated with the thesis El Derecho y la Moralidad (Law and Morality) in 1878. He taught in Zaragoza from 1882 to 1883. In 1883 he returned to Oviedo to take up a position as professor of Roman law.

Above all, Clarín is the author of La Regenta, his masterpiece and one of the best novels of the 19th century. It is a long work, similar to Flaubert's Madame Bovary, one of its influences. Other influences included Naturalism and Kraussism, a philosophical current which promoted the cultural and ethical regeneration of Spain.

La Regenta is special for its great wealth of characters and secondary stories, while the main character's description is left slightly unfocused and vague. On the other hand, the downfall of the provincial lady has place amidst two very diverse suitors: the most handsome man in the city and the cathedral's priest. The depiction of this priest is a key part of the book.

For the description of the provincial atmosphere and the city's collective life, Clarín used techniques such as the internal monologue or the free indirect style, which makes the story be narrated by the characters themselves and allows the reader to penetrate in their intimacy.

In 1890, he published a new novel, Su único hijo. Even though most critics consider it as a lesser novel in comparison with La Regenta, it is equal to the former in the skill with which the technical resources are used. Su único hijo was originally meant to be the introduction to a trilogy, but aside from an outline and a few fragments of the two sequels, Su único hijo was Clarín's last full-length novel.

Apart from these works, Clarín is also the author of magnificent stories and of a large number of journalistic articles. He also wrote an essay, "La Literatura en 1881" (1882), in collaboration with Armando Palacio Valdes.

Leopoldo Alas remains a rather enigmatic figure in the Spanish literary world, leaving a legacy that encouraged the search for God and humanism simultaneously. This aberrant confluence has facilitated the presence of various interpretations regarding the author's writings, most noticeably of his masterpiece, La Regenta.

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Total Books: 129
La Regenta
2016 - La Regenta [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788491050179
ISBN-10: 8491050175
Genre: Literature & Fiction

His Only Son with Dona Berta
2016 - His Only Son with Dona Berta [New York Review Books Classics] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781681370187
ISBN-10: 1681370182
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Humor & Entertainment

Su nico hijo
2013 - Su Nico Hijo [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781236727244
ISBN-10: 123672724X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

2010 - Clarin [Bibliotheca Avrea / Library - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788437627168
ISBN-10: 8437627168
Genre: Literature & Fiction

La Loca Aventura de Vivir
2010 - La Loca Aventura De VIvir [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788492609116
ISBN-10: 8492609117
Genre: Literature & Fiction

La Regenta Volume 1
2010 - La Regenta Volume 1 (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781144435651
ISBN-10: 114443565X
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Nueva Campaa
2010 - Nueva Campaa [1885-1886 - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781142009823
ISBN-10: 1142009823

Pip Por Clarn
2010 - Pip Por Clarn [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142270742
ISBN-10: 1142270742
Genres: History, Nonfiction

2010 - Palique [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142935177
ISBN-10: 1142935175
Genres: History, Nonfiction

Solos De Clarn
2010 - Solos De Clarn [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141905010
ISBN-10: 1141905019

Rafael Calvo Y El Teatro Espaol
2010 - Rafael Calvo Y El Teatro Espaol [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781141072385
ISBN-10: 1141072386
Genre: Nonfiction

Sermon Perdido
2009 - Sermon Perdido [1885 - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781120831637
ISBN-10: 1120831636
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Teresa  Ensayo Dramtico en un Acto y en Prosa
2009 - Teresa Ensayo Dramtico En Un Acto Y En Prosa [Spanish and Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781115628747
ISBN-10: 1115628747
Genres: History, Nonfiction

Teresa Ensayo Dramtico en un Acto y en Prosa
2009 - Teresa Ensayo Dramtico En Un Acto Y En Prosa (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781115628730
ISBN-10: 1115628739

Adios Cordera
2009 - Adios Cordera [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781413512717
ISBN-10: 1413512712

Cambio de luz
2009 - Cambio De Luz [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781413512793
ISBN-10: 1413512798

2009 - Mezclilla (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780559972348
ISBN-10: 0559972342

2009 - Su Unico Hijo [Coleccion Clasicos De La Literatura Espanola - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
Pipa Amor E Furbo Mi Entierro Un Documento Avecilla El Hombre De Los Estrenos Las Dos Cajas Bustamante Zurita
Eltriunfo Del Vacio
2008 - Eltriunfo Del Vacio [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788496079557
ISBN-10: 8496079554
Genre: Literature & Fiction

La regenta / the Regent
2007 - La Regenta / the Regent [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9788466764353
ISBN-10: 8466764356
Genre: Literature & Fiction

A '50 poeta
2007 - A '50 Poeta [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781434620019
ISBN-10: 1434620018

2007 - Concierto Del Desorden/ Concert of Disorder [Calambur Poesia - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2006 - Cuentos Fantasticos En La Espana Del Realismo/ Fantastic Stories in Spain of Realism [Letras Hispanicas/ Hispanic Writings - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2006 - Cuentos/ Tales [Anaquel/ Shelf - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
2005 - Su Unico Hijo/ the Only Son [Letras Hispanicas / Hispanic Writings] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2005 - La Regenta / the Regent's Wife [Clasicos Comentados] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
2003 - Dona Berta Cuervo Supercheria [COLECCION LETRAS HISPANICAS - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2002 - Dona Berta Y Otras Narraciones / Dona Berta and Other Narratives [El Libro De Bolsillo / the Bocket Book] (Paperback)
2001 - Cuentos Espanoles Del Siglo XIx [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
2001 - El Extrano Caso De Gaspar Ganijosa [Current Architecture Catalogues] (Paperback)
2000 - Cuentos Completos De Clarin 2 Vols [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1999 - Pipa [Letras Hispanicas / Hispanic Writings] (Paperback)
1995 - Treinta Relatos [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
1985 - Regenta La [Classics S.] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
A Hoax/supercheria [Hispanic Literature] (Hardcover)
Cuentos Escogidos [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Cuentos/stories [Clasicos Plaza & Janes - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Cuentos/ Stories [Biblioteca Didactica Anaya - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Seleccion De Ensayos [Clasicos espanoles ; v. 34 - Spanish Edition] (Other)
El Senor Y Lo Demas Son Cuentos [Literatura - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Juan Ruiz [Selecciones Austral] (Paperback)
Nueva Campana [Palabra critica - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
Entiendes De Cocina [Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
La Regenta El Diablo En Semana Santa [Clasicos universales Planeta] (Paperback)
Hijos De La Critica Un Enfrentamiento Que Hizo Historia [Anaquel cultural asturiano - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Sinfonia De Dos Novelas Su Unico Hijo [Nuestros clasicos / Akal - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Apuntes De Clase De Clarin [Biblioteca academica asturiana - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Teresa Avecilla - El Hombre De Los Estrenos - 69 [Clasicos Castalia - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Relatos Breves [Castalia didactica] (Paperback)
Adios Cordera Y Otros Cuentos [Los Clasicos - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Obras Completas De Leopoldo Alas Clarin [Biblioteca Castro - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)Hardcover
Narraciones Breves [Autores, textos y temas - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Apolo En Pafos [Coleccion Literatura y pensamiento - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Galdos Novelista [Serie Literatura y pensamiento - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Hablar Desde El Trapecio [Ensayo - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Bochorno [Meridianos - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Los Amores Perifericos [Tiempo de encuentro - Spanish Edition] (Other)
La Regenta II [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Obras Completas [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
Los Palcos [Ediciones de poesia - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
Las Dos Cajas Dona Berta Y Otros Relatos [Coleccion Aljibe - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Cuentos [Coleccion Autores zamoranos - Spanish Edition] (Other)Paperback
Un VIaje a Madrid [Coleccion Marques de Pontejos - Spanish Edition] (Other)
Leopoldo Alas Clarin [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)
A Traves De Un Espejo Oscuro [Coleccion Furtivos - Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)