The Golden Fountain CafeBy Spanish author Benito Pérez Galdós
Translated by Walter Rubin
"...This novel, Galdós' first, is a colorfully witty
picture of Spanish society in 1820-23.... A work of
remarkable freshness and charm, and a real treat for those
who love 19th-Century novels."
"...As meticulously translated into English for the
first time and annotated by a leading Galdós scholar, it
exhibits themes and flashes of genius that would later earn
Galdós his reputation."
"These characters are as memorable as those in Dickens
and Thackeray... Rubin's lucid and lively translation...
conveys the irony with which Galdós views his characters,
as well as his sympathy for modesty, courtesy and humane
--New York Times