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Este libro contiene la version original en español y una traducción al inglés. This book contains the original novel in Spanish as well as a complete English translation.

Pepe Rey, matemático y sobrino de Doña Perfecta viaja desde la urbe a Orbajosa para casarse con Rosario, su prima. Mete la pata de inmediato con Inocencio, el "penitenciario," diciendo liberalidades. Le acusan de ateo. Perfecta no da ninguna libertad a Rosario porque no quiere que se casen, pero ya se han enamorado. Añade a esta tensión la llegada de las tropas, un abogado y planes para secuestros entre los sentimentos de culpabilidad de una chica enamorada y tienes la melodramática y teatral trama de DOÑA PERFECTA.

Los personajes de Galdós, psicológicamente verosímiles, están motivados por pasión en vez de ideologías. Tienden a ver el mundo a través de los cristales deformadores de sus prejuicios particulares, lo que es tan cierto de los personajes «buenos» como de los «malos». Se señalan los puntos de vista estrechos y conservadores de las pequeñas comunidades, su oscurantismo y prejuicios. Pero se describe la sociedad de Madrid como superficial y frívola. La rígida visión que tiene doña Perfecta de la religión triunfa sobre su reacción inmediata, de verdadero cariño, hacia Pepe, y distorsiona la opinión que tiene de él. El choque de prejuicios se convierte en un choque de personalidades a medida que avanza la novela, que termina de manera llena de suspense y sorpresas.

Nuestra edición digital incluye los textos completos y un índice activo para fácil navegación entre las versiones.

Debido a las ideas cambiantes del autor, existen por lo menos tres versiones del final del libro. Las dos versiones de esta edición corresponden al final B. La existencia de una variedad de finales agrega muchos colores más al caleidoscopio que es DOÑA PERFECTA. Es muy recomendable que los busques.

Pepe Rey, a mathematician and nephew of Doña Perfecta, travels from the capital to Orbajosa to marry his cousin Rosario. He immediately makes social gaffes with Inocencio "the penitentiary," discussing liberal policies. Pepe is accused of being an atheist. Perfecta does not want the marriage to take place and puts Rosario on lockdown, but the two have already fallen in love. Add to these tensions the arrival of the troops, a lawyer and plans to run away together amid the guilty feelings of a girl in love and you have the theatrical, thrilling plot of DOÑA PERFECTA.

Galdós's psychologically realistic characters are motivated by passion instead of ideology. The "good" ones as much as the "bad" ones tend to see the world through the deforming lenses of their own prejudices. The conservative, narrow points of view of small towns are highlighted, but Madrid society is described as superficial and frivolous. Doña Perfecta's strict sense of religion triumphs over her first, sincere feelings of affection for Pepe and distorts her opinion of him. The clash of prejudices becomes a clash of personalities as the novel goes on, and ends in a suspenseful, surprising scene.

Our digital edition includes the complete texts and an interactive table of contents that make navigation between the versions simple. The English translation absorbs the final Spanish chapter into the second-to-last, probably because the original last chapter is so short.

Due to the author's changing ideas, at least three versions of the ending exist. The two versions of this edition correspond to ending "B." All these different endings add another splash of color to the kaleidoscope that is DOÑA PERFECTA and it's highly recommended to investigate them.

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