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María by Jorge Isaacs

María (1867)

by Jorge Isaacs

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I read this book because my mother absolutely loves it and I can see why. Even though it's not quite right up my alley, the story unfolds beautifully and the ending is sublime. I recommend it if you're into love stories and romance. ( )
  AleAleta | Aug 16, 2007 |
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Era yo niño aún cuando me alejaron de la casa paterna...
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Two young Colombians, Efrain and Maria, fall in love at first sight, but circumstances beyond their control--parents, disease, and education--contrive to keep them apart.La novela romntica colombiana y de Amrica por excelencia, ?Mara? ha deleitado y conmovido a sus lectores por ms de un siglo, ya que en esta obra estn no solo el tierno y trgico idilio de Efran y Mara, sino tambin el paisaje vallecaucano en todo su esplendor. Esta obra de Isaacs, un descendiente de judos provenientes de Curazao, se ha distinguido tambin por su hermoso lenguaje y lo acertado de su desarrollo argumental, que dentro de su gran sencillez, revela a un autor que sabe como llegar a lo ms profundo de sus personajes.… (more)

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