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Fernán Caballero (Cecilia Böhl de Faber) (1796–1877)

Caballero, Fernán (kä-bäl-yā’rō), pseudonym of Cecilia Böhl de Faber. A Spanish novelist; born at Morges, Switzerland, Dec. 25, 1796; died in Seville, Spain, April 7, 1877. Not until 1849 did her first book, ‘The Sea-Gull,’ appear, forthwith establishing her fame as the creator of the modern Spanish realistic novel. A strictly Roman Catholic and extremely conservative tendency prevails in all her work. Her novels include: ‘The Family of Alvareda’; ‘A Summer Season at Bornos’; ‘Clemencia’; ‘Elia’; ‘Tears’; ‘Poor Dolores’; ‘Lucas Garcia’; and others. Besides several collections of short stories, she also published the first collection of Spanish fairy tales, under the title ‘Andalusian Popular Tales and Poems’ (1859). (See Critical and Biographical Introduction).