The Cornerstone

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Typographic rustic ISBN: 9788499539850

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The Cornerstone (La piedra angular) by Emilia Pardo Bazán is a deeply moving novel that delves into the lives and struggles of an executioner and his son in a Spain where the death penalty was accepted, yet those who carried it out were marginalized. The narrative addresses the inherent moral complexity of this paradigm with unusual sensitivity and acumen.
The story serves both as a portrait of the era and as a psychological analysis of its main characters. Pardo Bazán creates an atmosphere where social and moral contradictions are brought to the forefront. The notion that society can approve of a penalty as severe as death, yet repudiate those who carry it out, is addressed with stark realism. Social hypocrisy is showcased in all its glory, adding a layer of complexity to the work that goes beyond mere social criticism.
What really stands out in The Cornerstone is its focus on moral struggle and overcoming adversity. Through the characters of the executioner and his son, the author explores themes of redemption, dignity, and the search for a place in a society that has turned its back on them. The appearance of a man who will try to redeem them introduces an element of hope and the possibility of change, making the novel not just a dark portrait of social reality, but also a tale of potential transformation and human growth.
The Cornerstone is a work that bravely and deeply addresses the moral and social complexities of its time. Emilia Pardo Bazán demonstrates her narrative mastery by balancing elements of social criticism, psychological introspection, and moral struggle in an engrossing and meaningful story. It is essential reading for those interested in exploring ethical and human tensions in a specific historical context.

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