Martin Rivas

Martin Rivas

A Novel

eBook - 2000
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Widely acknowledged as the first Chilean novel, Martin Rivas (1862) by Alberto Blest Gana (1830-1920) is at once a passionate love story and an optimistic representation of Chilean nationhood. Written shortly after a decade of civil conflict, it is an indispensable source for understanding politics and society in nineteenth-century Chile. The hero of the story is Martin Rivas, an impoverished but ambitious youngster from the northern mining region of Chile, who is entrusted by his late father to the household of a wealthy and influential member of the Santiago elite. While living there, he fal.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000
ISBN: 9780198026686
0198026684
9780195107142
0195107136
0195107144
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1, 389 pages)
Additional Contributors: O'Dwyer, Tess

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