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Emilia Pardo Bazán

  • Emilia Pardo Bazán © EFE

    Emilia Pardo Bazán © EFE






Date of birth

Sep 16, 1851

Date of death


" Writer. The only woman in the group of writers who brought back the Spanish novel tradition and caused the genre to be in one of its best moments."

Born in A Coruña in 1851. Daughter of the counts of Pardo Bazán, a title she inherited in 1890, she settled in Madrid in 1869, a year after getting married. She used to read the Spanish classics regularly and was also interested in new foreign literary works. In 1879 she published "Pascual López", influenced by reading Pedro Antonio de Alarcón and Juan Valera, although it still was not pointing in the direction her narrative would take in the following decade. With "Un viaje de novios" (1881) and "La tribuna" (1882) she started evolving towards a marked naturalism, a literary movement which she introduced in Spain. Her journalism work was incessant and the articles and stories that appeared in "El Imparcial" are worth highlighting. She founded the Women's Library (1892). She died in Madrid in 1921.

Essential works

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    The house of Ulloa

    Emilia Pardo Bazán created the masterpiece of Spanish literary naturalism.

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Other highlighted works

  • La tribuna
  • Un viaje de novios
  • La sirena negra
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