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Distant Reading Recommends: Sab by Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda


Borja Navarro Colorado, and Rosario Arias. “Sab by Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda (Distant Reading Recommends)”, Distant Reading, (2022). URL:


In 1840, the Spanish writer Gertrudis Gómez de Avellaneda (Puerto Príncipe, Cuba, 1814 – Madrid, 1873) published in Madrid Sab, a highly critical novel of the society of that time. The novel denounces both nineteenth-century slavery and women’s social condition, which the author compares due to their similar lack of freedom.


Spanish, Novel, Nineteenth-Century, Slavery, Women, Freedom

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	title = {Sab by {Gertrudis} {Gómez} de {Avellaneda} ({Distant} {Reading} {Recommends})},
	url = {},
	language = {English},
	journal = {Distant Reading for European Literary History (COST Action CA16204)},
	author = {Navarro Colorado, Borja and Arias, Rosario},
	editor = {Mihurko-Poniz, Katja},
	month = apr,
	year = {2022},
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