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The House of Bernarda Alba
by Federico García Lorca

Published: 2014-03-15
Kindle Edition : 106 pages
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Bernarda Alba is orthodox, overbearing, and single minded. She has complete control over her five daughters until the wealth of her eldest daughter, Angustias, attracts a suitor. Her other daughters are jealous that Angustias—who is almost forty and is homely and sickly—is getting ...
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Bernarda Alba is orthodox, overbearing, and single minded. She has complete control over her five daughters until the wealth of her eldest daughter, Angustias, attracts a suitor. Her other daughters are jealous that Angustias—who is almost forty and is homely and sickly—is getting married and escaping the tyrannical reach of their mother. All of Bernarda’s other daughters dream of escaping that house too, and some of them are willing to do anything to get away. Tensions rise as the sisters forsake their family ties and compete against each other for the one thing that can save them from their mother’s rule: a man.

This masterpiece of Spanish drama is now available in this Kindle edition by award-winning translator Steven J. Stewart.

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