Historical Fiction Pérez Galdós, Benito: Trafalgar (Spanish). PDF (9x12cm) v1 06 Apr 2008
#1  Jellby 04-06-2008, 08:30 AM
Benito Pérez Galdós (1843-1920) is considered one of the greatest Spanish novelists. Maybe his most popular work are the "Episodios nacionales" (National Episodes), a series (actually 5 series) of historical novels depicting historical events in the Spanish 19th century.

The first novel in the first series is "Trafalgar", which narrates the events surrounding the Battle of Trafalgar, where the French-Spanish fleet was shamefully defeated by the British, from the viewpoint of a boy following his master. This battle is commemorated in London's famous Trafalgar Square.

I created the PDF from the Cervantes Virtual Library text, with pdflatex. The book is nicely formatted and typeset, with table of contents, etc. It's also proofread. It has minimal margins, and 9pt font size ("-ss" stands for small screen), it may be too small for some people, but the source files are available on request if someone wants to try different settings.

I also added a "chapterbar" to the top of every page. It has two bars marking the progress on the whole book and on the current chapter, which I hope are unobtrusive and helpful enough.

Any kind of feedback is welcome.
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#2  erio 11-10-2009, 03:02 PM
thank you for all the Perez-Galdos novels you uploaded... =)

#3  Jellby 11-11-2009, 04:15 AM
You are welcome, I should continue the series (and convert to ePUB) some day...

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