We put side-by-side “Los Ojos Verdes” by Gustavo Adolfo Becquer (1836-1870) and a 1909 translation by Cornelia Frances Bates & Katherine Lee Bates. For practicing Spanish while reading great literature.
How is this story? Pretty great. If you like magic moral tales with sexy slightly morally-ambiguous undertow seducing you out to the sea of possibility (“or is that just me being overwhelmed by the sexiness??” our famously half-ass scholar wonders aloud).
Here is the story, broken into four parts:
Begin with the Author’s Preface