The master of the realist novel of nineteenth-century Spain, Benito Perez Galdos, is the subject of New Galdos Studies, offered in memory of John Varey, author of Galdos Studies, the foundational text for contemporary Galdosian scholarship. Eamonn Rodgers describes Galdos's early readership and reception; James Whiston illustrates Galdos's creativity in Lo prohibido; Rhian Davies explores the enrichment of the novelist's language in Torquemada en la Cruz; Teresa Fuentes Peris demonstrates Galdos's radical critique of dominant social assumptions in Fortunata y Jacinta; Alex Longhurst deals with the representation of poverty in Misericordia while Lisa Conde detects a feminist intention in Tristana; Eric Southworth finds rich cultural and spiritual allusion in the same work; Nichols Round relates the deaths of children in the Torquemada novels and Angel Guerra to end-of-century ideological concerns.
E. J. RODGERS Who read Galdos? The economics of the book trade in nineteenth-century Spain JAMES WHISTON Change and creativity in Galdos' writing: the first draft of the Lo prohibido manuscript RHIAN DAVIES The manuscript of Torquemada en la cruz: a stage in a creative process TERESA FUENTES PERIS Images of filth: representation of the poor in 'Una visita al cuarto estado' C. A. LONGHURST Representations of the 'fourth estate' in Galdos, Blasco and Baroja LISA CONDE Is Tristana a feminist novel? ERIC SOUTHWORTH Love, art, and religion in the Galdos of the early 1890s: the case of Tristana NICHOLAS G. ROUND Galdos rewrites Galdos: the deaths of children and the dying century