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La cuarterona
La cuarterona

La cuarterona

Clásicos de la literatura

FICTION

136 Pages, 4.5 x 6.5

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $9.95 (US $9.95) (CA $11.99)

Publication Date: November 2014

ISBN 9781931928670

Rights: US, CA, AU & NZ

Ediciones Norte (Nov 2014)

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Overview

Love is denied for differences of race in this three-act play written by the father of Puerto Rican literature. In Havana, Julia, the protagonist, is a quadroon who falls in love with a wealthy white man, Carlos, who is set to marry a noble daughter. The arranged marriage has financial motivations and is not based on love, and Carlos's mother sees Julia as a threat to her aristocratic lineage. Tapia y Rivera demonstrates his support for women's rights as well as his position against slavery in this late 19th-century melodrama.La cuarterona es un drama en tres actos cuya trama se desarrolla en La Habana y trata sobre la discriminación racial y las desigualdades sociales que imperaban en el siglo XIX. Julia, la protagonista de la obra, es una cuarterona: una persona nacida en América de mestizo y española. En esta obra, el temor del blanco hacia el negro y la necesidad de mantener posiciones y exigencias sociales, impiden la culminación de los amores entre julia y Carlos.    Alejandro Tapia y Rivera es considerado el padre la literatura puertorriqueña.

Author Biography

Alejandro Tapia y Rivera is considered by many to be the father of Puerto Rican literature. He was a poet, a dramaturg, an essayist, a biographer, and a writer. He is the author of Biblioteca histórica de Puerto Rico, La leyenda de los veinte años, Mis memorias, La palma del cacique, and La Sataniada, among other works.