The most representative romantic novel in Hispanic American literature. Colombian writer Jorge Isaacs grew up in the region he richly describes.

Los jacarandás (The Jacarandas)

In limpid prose, award-winning Peruvian author (Juan Rulfo Prize) shows us the meaning of loss.

Postres (Desserts)

More than 25 U.S. dessert recipes popular in Latin America: brownies, pies, cakes, cookies.

El sistema del Dr. Brea y del Prof. Pluma (The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether)

Where does eccentricity and and madness begin? In this satire, Poe examines the question with hilarious results.

Un viaje al Maelstrom (A Descent into the Maelstrom)

The light of the moon seems to search for the bottom of a huge whirlpool. Poe describes with terrifying precision the descent into the abyss.

Alicia en el país de las maravillas (Alice in Wonderland)

Alice charms children and grownups alike because it is a major work of literature without pretensions. (Musical interludes)

El Siglo de Oro: El Teatro — Lope, Tirso y Calderón (Theater)

Selections, bios of well-known plays by Lope de Vega, Tirso de Molina and Calderón de la Barca (e.g. "Life is a Dream")

Los de abajo (The Underdogs)

Azuela's masterpiece is the classic novel of the Mexican Revolution. An army doctor during the Revolution, Azuela settled in Mexico City to practice medicine and to write novels...

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