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Iphigenia (1924) [Novel]
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". . . I didn't want to tell you the truth for anything in the world, because it seemed very humiliating to me . . ." The truth is that Iphigenia is bored and, more than bored, buried alive in her grandmother's house in Caracas, Venezuela. After the excitement of being a beautiful, unchaperoned young woman in Paris, her father's death has sent her back to a forgotten homeland, where rigid decorum governs. Two men--the married man she adores and the wealthy fiancÚ she abhors--offer her escape from her prison. Which of these impossible suitors will she choose? Iphigenia was first published in 1924 in Venezuela, where it hit patriarchal society like a bomb. Teresa de la Parra was accused of undermining the morals of young women with this tale of a passionate woman who lacks the money to establish herself in the liberated, bohemian society she craves.

Original title: Ifigenia
Original languages: Spanish


Genre: FictionGeneral Fiction

Edition #1: Iphigenia

Iphigenia (1993)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Translated by: Bertic Acker
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Iphigenia (1993)

Format: Paperback
Place of publication: Austin, TX
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 9780292715714
Dimensions: 6 x 9 x 1
Pages: 372

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