A Spanish Reader

A Spanish Reader
A Spanish Reader
Excerpt from A Spanish Reader: For BeginnersThe Spanish Reader aims to do four things: to furnish interesting, practical material for first year reading; to give the student a knowledge of the life and customs of Spain; to teach the geography, history, and literature of Spain and of Spanish America; and to equip the pupil with the linguistic accoutrements needed for an invasion of the South American business world.1. The language of the Reader is simple, carefully graded, and idiomatic. It follows Castilian usage, the standard of the cultured Spaniard in South America as in Spain. To make the work practical, conversation abounds, although there is no lack of narrative. To make it simple, only the present tense is used in the first part of the book, all forms are given in the vocabulary, and notes are added. Thus the reading may begin the first month of school.2. The stories treat of the fascinating life and customs of the Spanish people, - unknown to many who follow only the more frequented paths of European travel. This reading is supplemented by attractive pictures showing the scenes described, and by photographs of many Spanish works of art which are numbered among the masterpieces of the world.3. Not only are the geography, history, and literature of Spain fascinating in themselves, but a knowledge of them and of South America is absolutely indispensable to any one who plans business dealings with our neighbors to the south. Equipped with a knowledge of these things, a student can talk intelligently and persuasively to Spanish-American acquaintances. The respect of the South Americans for literature is shown by the fact that ninety-five percent of their public men are writers.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.Эта книга будет изготовлена в соответствии с Вашим заказом по технологии Print-on-Demand компанией ООО «Книга по Требованию». Print-on-Demand - это технология печати книг по Вашему заказу на цифровом типографском оборудовании. Книга, произведенная по технологии Print-on-Demand (POD) представляет собой классическую печатную книгу с соблюдением всех стандартов качества, от офсетной бумаги и плотного картона до качественного клея, используемого при изготовлении. Черно-белая текстовая или полноцветная иллюстрированная книга (в зависимости от исходного файла, подготовленного к печати) может быть изготовлена в разных вариантах: - в мягкой обложке (Клеевое Бесшвейное Скрепление); - скрепление скобой (для книг с небольшим количеством страниц); - в твердом переплете с клееным текстовым блоком; Материалы, используемые при производстве книги: - бумага текстового блока - офсетная (белая или кремовая) 80 г/м2 - мягкая обложка - бумага мелованная 250 г/м2; - ламинация обложки - матовая или глянцевая; - твердый переплет - картон 2 мм, каптал, белые форзацы, прямой корешок - сверхпрочный полимерный клей; - каждая книга упакована в термопленку. Каждый заказ обрабатывается в индивидуальном порядке: каждой книге, напечатанной по технологии Print-on-Demand, присваивается уникальный номер.