Lesson 1 (from Part 1, Chapter 1, The Tryst (In the Garden of Chapelle Expiatoire))
Vicente Blasco Ibanez was a Spanish novelist who wrote using the realist style. He was well-known for his controversial activities. Although originally published in Spanish, many of his works have been translated into English, with "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse" being the most popular of his works in the English-speaking world. This lesson will focus on the author, Vicente Blasco Ibanez, and his biography.
1. In Class Reading: Hand out copies of a short biography on Vicente Blasco Ibanez. Have the class read the biography and take notes in preparation to discuss it. Have the class pay particular attention to Ibanez's fame based on realist novels and the comparison of these novels to "The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse".
2. In Class Writing Assignment: Write 1 to 2 paragraphs about Vicente Blasco Ibanez and his accomplishments based on what you have learned about him from the biography. What...
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