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Young Juanito is given an incomprehensible deed to execute, which leaves the fate of his entire family in his hands. “El Verdugo” – the executioner – is a dramatic tale based, according to its author, on an actual incident from the days of Napoleon’s war in Spain.
In a story which consists of two parts, Herman Melville – the great American autor – tells of two ways of being, each closed within its borders, each in its own way: the Londonian circle of free bachelors, and the society of women laborers at a one of its kind paper factory in America.
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