Pedro Antonio de Alarcón

Pedro Antonio de Alarcón y Ariza (10 March 1833 – 19 July 1891) was a nineteenth-century Spanish novelist, best known for his novel El sombrero de tres picos (1874), an adaptation of a popular traditions which provides a lively picture of village life in Alarcón's native region of Andalusia. It was the basis for Hugo Wolf's opera Der Corregidor (1897) and Manuel de Falla's ballet The Three-Cornered Hat (1919).

Alarcón wrote another popular short novel, El capitán Veneno ('Captain Poison', 1881). He produced four other full-length novels. One of these novels, El escándalo ('The Scandal', 1875), became noted for its keen psychological insights. Alarcón also wrote three travel books and many short stories and essays.

Alarcón was born in Guadix, near Granada. In 1859, he served in a Spanish military operation in Morocco. He gained his first literary recognition with Diary of a Witness to the African War (1859–1860), a patriotic account of the campaign.

Pedro Antonio de Alarcón
Portrait published 1898
Portrait published 1898
BornPedro Antonio de Alarcón y Ariza
March 10, 1833
Guadix, Granada, Spain
DiedJuly 19, 1891 (aged 58)
Madrid, Spain
OccupationNovelist
LanguageSpanish
NationalitySpanish
Literary movementLiterary realism

Works

  • Cuentos amatorios.
  • El final de Norma: novela (1855).
  • Descubrimiento y paso del cabo de Buena Esperanza (1857).
  • Diario de un testigo de la Guerra de África (1859).
  • De Madrid a Nápoles (1860).
  • Dos ángeles caídos y otros escritos olvidados.
  • El amigo de la muerte: cuento fantástico (1852).
  • El año en Spitzberg.
  • El capitán Veneno: novela.
  • El clavo.
  • El coro de Angeles (1858).
  • La Alpujarra (1873)
  • El sombrero de tres picos: novela corta (1874).
  • El escándalo (1875)
  • El extranjero.
  • El niño de la Bola (1880).
  • Historietas nacionales.
  • Juicios literarios y artísticos.
  • La Alpujarra: sesenta leguas a caballo precedidas de seis en diligencia.
  • La Comendadora.
  • La mujer alta: cuento de miedo.
  • La pródiga
  • Lo que se oye desde una silla del Prado.
  • Los ojos negros.
  • Los seis velos.
  • Moros y cristianos.
  • Narraciones inverosímiles.
  • Obras literarias de Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. Volumen 2
  • Obras literarias de Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. Volumen 1
  • Obras literarias de Pedro Antonio de Alarcón. Volumen 3
  • Poesías serias y humorísticas
  • Soy, tengo y quiero.
  • Viajes por España.
  • Últimos escritos.

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