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Cecilia Valdes : or El Angel Hill. Description Cecilia Valdes is arguably the most important novel of 19th century Cuba. Written in by Cirilo Villaverde in exile in New York City, but set in the Havana of the s, the novel recounts a story of the moral, political, and sexual depravity caused by slavery and colonialism. The heroine of the novel, the beautiful light-skinned mulatta named Cecilia, is being pursued by Leonardo, the son of a Spanish slave trader. Unbeknownst to the two, they are the children of the same father.

Eventually Cecilia gives in to Leonardo's advances; she becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl. When Leonardo, who is getting bored with his mistress, agrees to marry a white upper class woman, Cecilia vows revenge. A mulatto friend and suitor of hers kills Leonardo, and Cecilia is thrown into prison as an accessory to the crime.

Rich in social and historical detail, Cecilia Valdes opens a window into the intricate problems of race relations in the Caribbean, the interactions between sexual, social, and racial oppression, and the lived experience of colonialism. Other books in this series.

Dom Casmurro Machado de Assis. Add to basket. The Slum Aluisio Azevedo. Cecilia Valdes Cirilo Villaverde. El Libertador Simon Bolivar. Dreams and Realities Juana Manuela Gorriti. Selected Writings Leopoldo Lugones. Pot Pourri Eugenio Cambaceres. The Amazon Euclides Da Cunha. The Battle of Tomochic Heriberto Frias. In he was imprisoned for his role in an Anti-colonial conspiracy. In he escaped and eventually settled in New York City, where he continued his political activism against the Colonial Regime in Cuba.

Cecilia Vald s is his best-known work and has been translated into many languages, including Russian and Chinese. Villaverde died in exile in She received the PEN award for her works. Rating details. Book ratings by Goodreads. Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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Cecilia Valdes: Or El Angel Hill

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