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Heath's Modern Language Series: Mariucha

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BENITO PÉREZ GALDÓS
EDITED WITH INTRODUCTION, NOTES, AND
VOCABULARY
BY
S. GRISWOLD MORLEY, PH.D.
ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF SPANISH IN THE UNIVERSITY OF
CALIFORNIA
D. C. HEATH & CO., PUBLISHERS
BOSTON NEW YORK CHICAGO
Copyright, 1921,
BY D. C. Heath & Co.
PREFACE
Some one will naturally ask: "Why did not the editor select
Galdós' bestplay, El abuelo, for publication?" I should like to
reply to thisquestion in advance. El abuelo, with all its beauties,
has certainfeatures which make it slightly undesirable for use by
classes ofAmerican students in High Schools and the elementary
years of College.First, one of its beauties is itself a drawback for
this particularpurpose; namely, the rather vague and abstract
moral it conveys. Then,the main-spring of the plot, like that of
Electra, lies in a dubiousobscurity to which it is not necessary to
direct the attention of youngpeople. Mariucha, on the other
hand, presents clean-cut, open problemsof daily life, and they
 
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