These twelve classic short stories reflect the idealistic and exotic appeal of a golden age in Spanish literature. Published from the 1830s to the 1860s, the heyday of the Romantic era, they remain popular with readers of every generation. Featured authors include "Fernán Caballero," Ramón de Mesonero Romanos, Juan Eugenio Hartzenbusch, Mariano José de Larra, Enrique Gil y Carrasco, and Gustavo Adolfo Bécquer. This dual-language edition features an informative introduction and ample footnotes, making it not only a pleasure to read but also a valuable learning and teaching aid for students and teachers of Spanish literature. Together with Dover's Spanish Stories of the Late Nineteenth Century, it offers a wide-ranging survey of an important literary age.