Date of Award

Summer 6-17-1929

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts (MA)

Department

Modern Languages

Abstract

Not withstainding the adverse criticism given the prose works of Gertudis Gomez de Avellaneda by such men as Fitzmaurice-Kelly as less notable, I have found her novels and tales to be worthy of consideration. They are extremely romantic, some being full of the fantastic and grotesque, while others are historical similar to those of Sir Walter Scott. These romantic novels have a genuine and natural charm which makes them very pleasing to read. Most of them have been called sentimental tras , but still they contain numerous qualities of romanticism at its best. It will be my duty and pleasure to bring out these characteristios as Avellaneda portrayed them and thus prove that there is something more to her novels and tales than most critics believe.