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Cecilia Valdés or El Angel Hill – Cirilo Villaverde – Oxford University Press

Villaverde wrote a caldes troubling novel. Al leer esta narrativa situada en Cuba en el siglo XVIIII, se reconocen con no mucha sorpresa las nociones racistas con que hemos crecido.

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. He may have been a narcissist because Cecilia is described as looking exactly like Leonardo’s full sister.

Cecilia Valdes: Or El Angel Hill

Cecilia Valdes is arguably the most important novel of 19th century Cuba. Haiti and the Cultures of Slavery in the Age of Revolution.

Skip to content Skip to search. The only negative is that the ending, after pages of detail and delight wraps up in 1 page in a very unsatisfying manner.

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A mulatto friend and suitor of hers kills Leonardo, and Cecilia is thrown into prison as an accessory to the crime. There are several subplots such as the escaped slave who succeeds in killing his wily captor and the life of Cecilia’s wet-nurse who was also a wet-nurse for Leonardo’s family.


There are the elite social circles of European and New World Whites, the rich culture of the free people of color, the class to which Cecilia herself belonged, and then the slaves, divided among themselves between those who were villvaerde in Africa and those who were born in the New World, and those who worked on the sugar plantation and those who worked in the households of the rich people in Havana. She is the author of Modernity Disavowed: I highly recommend this Library to anyone interested in Latin American history, culture or literature.

Nov 11, Ferris rated it it was amazing. These 2 locations in Queensland: Aun dentro de nuestras propias culturas, nuestras familias, escuelas, conversaciones con pinceladas de prejuicios emergen de la memoria. This page was last edited on 3 Septemberat Set in the Havana of the s, the novel introduces us to Cecilia, a beautiful light-skinned mulatta, who is being pursued by the son of a Spanish slave trader, named Leonardo. Isaschulz rated it it cirolo amazing Jun 21, Eventually Cecilia gives in to Leonardo’s advances; she becomes pregnant and gives birth to a baby girl.

Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis. JoB rated it really liked it Jul 22, It was published in but with an early short story version in which was much altered and expanded — to now some pages on text. Nov 03, Shannon rated it liked it. Goodreads make this worse by confirming the remaining 0.

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Cecilia Valdés or El Angel Hill

The book was a fascinating look into Cuban life in the 19th century, made all the more fascinating for me by a trip to Cuba in So his devotion to Cecilia seems out of character. Unfortunately, it misses the mark of great literature imho, not because of the plots and subplots which are riveting but the unevenness of the writing and a few minor contradictions, in the English language version at least.

The heroine of the novel, the beautiful light-skinned mulatta named Cecilia, is being pursued by Leonardo, the villaverd of a Spanish slave trader. Cecilia rejects Pimenta’s advances and conceives Leonardo’s son. Pimienta is executed, and she is thrown in prison.

Cecilia Valdes: Or El Angel Hill by Cirilo Villaverde

Book ratings by Goodreads. When Leonardo, who gets bored with Cecilia after a while, agrees to marry a white upper-class woman, Cecilia vows revenge.

Home Contact Us Help Free delivery worldwide. As for Cecilia, our mixed-race heroine, she is often described as looking very much like her lover’s sister who is white. The ciril recording makes the action easy to follow, and at just a little over two hours, this abridged version won’t get too overwhelming. In he was imprisoned for his role in an Anti-colonial conspiracy.