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Espatolino es un bandido que actua en Napoles y Roma. Tiene agentes y espias que lo mantienen al tanto de los movimietos del gobierno y de la policia, y de las rutas de viajeros. Espatolino es agil y diestro con las armas. Su nombre es una en leyenda. Pero un dia conoce a una bella mujer: Anunziata. A partir de ese momento las cosas cambian dentro de la banda y en el ...more
ebook, 182 pages
Published August 20th 2013 by Linkgua Ediciones
(first published 1944)
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Jul 26, 2014 Dusty rated it really liked it · review of another edition
In 2014, universities across the world are celebrating the 200th birthday of the Cuban-Spanish writer Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda. However, Espatolino, like most of Avellaneda's novels, remains criminally under-read--a victim of the academy's lack of interest and imagination concerning historical romances written in the vein of Walter Scott. The book turns an old story about a patriotic Italian bandit into a relevant treatise on torture, governmental corruption, and colonial occupation, all th ...more
Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda y Arteaga (pen name La Peregrina) came from a noble background; her father, Manuel Gómez de Avellaneda, was a descendent of the royal family of Navarre and aristocracy of Vizcaya of Spain, and also a commander of the Spanish navy in charge of the central regions of Cuba. Her mother, Francisca de Arteaga y Betancourt, was also from a wealthy Spanish family that had liv ...moreMore about Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda...