Pedro Antonio de Alarcón


Lifetime: 1833 - 1891 Passed: ≈ 133 years ago





Pedro Antonio de Alarcón

Pedro Antonio de Alarcón y Ariza was a nineteenth-century Spanish novelist, best known for his novel El sombrero de tres picos (1874), an adaptation of a popular traditions which provides a lively picture of village life in Alarcón's native region of Andalusia. It was the basis for Hugo Wolf’s opera Der Corregidor (1897) and Manuel de Falla’s ballet The Three-Cornered Hat (1919).

Alarcón wrote another popular short novel, Captain Poison ('Captain Poison', 1881). I have produced four other full-length novels. One of these novels, El escándalo ('The Scandal', 1875), became noted for its keen psychological insights. Alarcón also wrote three travel books and many short stories and essays.

Alarcón was born in Guadix, near Granada. In 1859, I have served in a Spanish military operation in Morocco. He gained his first literary recognition with Diary of a Witness to the African War (1859–1860), a patriotic account of the campaign.

Books by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón

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Novelas Cortas

Romance Fiction
Language Literature Short Stories

Anthology of nine short stories by Pedro Antonio de Alarcón.

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El clavo

Crime Fiction
Mystery Romance Suspense Passion Secret Twists Intriguing Forbidden Love

Sumergirse en "El clavo" de Pedro Antonio de Alarcón y Ariza es adentrarse en un mundo de misterio y pasión que cautivará a cada lector. En este cautivador relato, se teje una trama de suspense y amor, donde cada página desvela secretos profundos y o...

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Historietas Nacionales

Fiction Novel
Love Loyalty Honor Reflection Struggle Life Experiences Political Intrigue

Step into the rich tapestry of Spain's history with Pedro Antonio de Alarcón y Ariza's captivating work, "Historietas Nacionales." In this literary journey, Alarcón masterfully weaves a narrative that immerses readers in the tumultuous landscapes of...