Los Ojos Verdes / The Emerald Eyes

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:

Part I
Part II
Part III

Begin with the Author’s Preface

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