The Spendthrifts

... SPENDTHRIFTS BY BENITO PE ́REZ GALDO ́S Translated from the Spanish
by Gamel Goolsey With Illustrations by Charles Mozley Introduction by Gerald
Brenan TABLE OF CONTENTS Contents TABLE OF CONTENTS 3
INTRODUCTION ...

Author: Benito Pérez Galdós

Publisher: Pickle Partners Publishing

ISBN: 9781789120035

Category: History

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Although Spain is a country which has always had a great attraction for English-speaking people, Spanish novelists are very little known to them. Yet Pérez Galdós is not only the most popular of writers in Spain, whose books are a household word among his countrymen, but he is a major European novelist who ranks with Balzac Dostoevsky and Dickens. In THE SPENDTHRIFTS (LA DE BRINGAS) the scene is laid in the Royal Palace at Madrid, where Bringas and his wife hold minor posts at the court of Queen Isabella. Rosalía Bringas is a woman whose passion for dress leads her steadily deeper into debt and who is obliged to resort to more and more ludicrous and precarious devices to conceal her extravagance from a model bureaucrat of a husband. Her friend the Marquesa de Tellería is in a similar plight, while Doña Cándida, a superb parasite and bore, has already reached the end of the same downward path. The rottenness of the whole regime becomes apparent and when, at the close of a sweltering summer, the Army, the Navy and the entire country rise with one accord and the Queen flees to France, the curtain falls on this phantasmagoric society, so brilliant when viewed from the outside but built on poverty and debt and emptiness. Thus THE SPENDTHRIFTS is both an allegory of the ending classes of Spain and a sermon on the classic Spanish theme, made familiar to us in DON QUIXOTE, of illusions and reality.
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The British Controversialist

IS THE SPENDTHRIFT MORE INJURIOUS TO SOCIETY THAN THE MISER
AFFIRMATIVE ARTICLE . - - I . SOME may be disposed to attempt a solution of
the present question , by inquiring what would be the general effect on society if
every ...

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The British Controversialist and Literary Magazine

IS THE SPENDTHRIFT MORE INJURIOUS TO SOCIETY THAN THE MISER ? ...
It would be necessary for the spendthrift to have a disposition to acquire , which ,
if the world were composed of spendthrifts , could not be carried into practice .

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The Annual Register

He had nothing to complain of or contend against with regard to his own
colleagues . The House of Commons might be divided into two parts — the
economists and the spendthrifts , and it might be thought that the Chancellor of
the Exchequer ...

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Farm Journal

If the Spendthrifts buy a new 175 - hp . tractor , a new 200 - hp . model will soon
appear in Cadillac ' s barnyard . When John Deere wouldn ' t make bigger
machinery fast enough to fill the needs of Big Leverage competition , Cadillac
had his ...

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British Trade or certain conditions of our national prosperity

... or indirectly , they produce as much as they can and sell it all , taking care of
These somehow are the few , while the spendthrifts are the many ; but there is no
reason why they should not become the many , and the spendthrifts cease to be .

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Customs Simplification Act Hearings

The Spendthrifts , for example , was printed in Austria and then the sheets were
sent to England for binding and finished books were sent to America for
distribution . Now , under the proposed copyright bill these books would come in
here and ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance

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Customs Simplification Act

The Spendthrifts , for example , was printed in Austria and then the sheets were
sent to England for binding and finished books were sent to America for
distribution . Now , under the proposed copyright bill these books would come in
here and ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Finance

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Club Night a village record With plates

THE SPENDTHRIFTS . “ Lo ! now with red rent cloak and bonnet black , And torn
green gown loose hanging at her back , One who an infant in her arms sustains ,
And seems in patience striving with her pains ;Pinched are her looks , as one ...

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GRE Verbal Workbook

There is no support in the text for describing the spendthrifts as either (C)
indeterminate, which means “vague,” or (E) incoherent, which means “not easy to
understand,” so both choices can be eliminated. Finally, (D) impertinent can be
ruled ...

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The Monthly Religious Magazine

Jesus does not excuse even the spendthrifts of outward fortune , but commands
men to gather up every fragment for noble uses amidst a miraculous abundance .
Much less will he excuse the spendthrifts of higher gifts , who , under the ...

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The Divine Comedy

ARGUMENT : The fourth circle is reached , the abode of the avaricious and the
spendthrifts . Divided into opposing ranks , rank rolls huge stones against rank ,
with mutual insult . Plutus here presides . He is rebuked by Virgil , and allows the
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The Arena

If one half of a family are spendthrifts , it is easy to determine why the industry of
the other half will not thrive . Why does not the same rule apply to the great
national family ? If there were a rule by which two brothers could take the bulk of
th ...

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Work and Play Or Literary Varieties

... and good manners - since the spendthrifts of the family are the bad sons , let
the statesman take care not to educate spendthrift sons . Let him turn his - whole
attention to the great subject of preparing a just , provident , industrious people .

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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science and Art

Tranio is palming off his ghost story on the father , the latter asksIn the original ,
the spendthrift Philolaches is a serious ... the sign of added words to satisfy the
necessiEach of the spendthrifts , unexpectedly cut short in their mad ties of rhyme
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The Saturday Review of Politics Literature Science Art and Finance

Tranio is palming off his ghost story on the father , the latter asks— In the original
, the spendthrift Philolaches is a serious ... bears on its face the sign of added
words to satisfy the necessiEach of the spendthrifts , unexpectedly cut short in
their ...

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The Spectator

No direct influence , one or other being able to pay large sums ; but every now
and however , short of hunger ever affects the real spendthrift , then an
astounding case comes into open court . It is but one whose very failing arms him
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