Biographical Information

Emilia Pardo-Bazan was born on September 16, 1851 and died in 1921, she was a Spanish novelist, short story writer, essayist, and a historian. her family had high social status because her father was given the title of a Count in 1871.  Pardo-Bazan got married when she was seventeen  in 1868, when she got married she traveled around Europe with her husband and met many literary and intellectual people of that time period. She had two children, a son named Jamie and a daughter named Bianca. She published her first novel Pascual López, and later on in life she grew as a writer and published many more works of literature. In the 1880’s is when she wrote most of her short stories this is probably when she wrote First Love. Later on in her life King Alfonso XII made her a countess, and she made a big deal about getting into a school that she wanted to go to. In 1910, she became Advisor of the Ministry of Education and six years later a professor at Central University of Madrid, which is very impressive for a woman in this time period. She died at the age of 69 on May 12, 1921 in Madrid.

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