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Vicente Blasco Ibáñez Collection


Held at: Princeton University Library: Manuscripts Division [Contact Us]

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Blasco Ibáñez, Vicente, 1867-1928

Vicente Blasco Ibáñez was a Spanish realist novelist, screenwriter, and occasional film director. He is best known in the English-speaking world for his World War I novel Los Cuatro Jinetes Apocalipsis. It was the basis of the 1921 film The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.

The collection consists of correspondence and two typed essays of the Spanish author Vicente Blasco Ibáñez. Correspondents include the Irish historian Clifford Smyth and the Venezuelan-born American journalist and traveler Thomas Russell Ybarra. The first essay is titled "La novela española moderna y sus enfermedades" (9 pp.). Typed in blue ink, it contains holograph corrections and annotations, and is signed by the author. The second essay, titled "Don Quijote y el pueblo Americano" (6 pp.), contains holograph corrections and annotations, but is not signed.

The material in this collection was purchased on September 8, 1999 (AM2000-20).

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This collection was processed by Dina Britain on April 24, 2009. Finding aid written by Lauren Kustner on April 28, 2009. Folder Inventory added by Hilde Creager (2015) in 2012.

No appraisal information is available.

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Collection Inventory

"Don Quijote y el Pueblo Americano" Manuscript, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

"La novella espanola moderna y sus enfermedades" Manuscript, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

2 Letters from Vicente Blasco Ibanez to J.R. Ybarra, Clifford Smith, 1 Letter from Clifford Smith to Vicente Blasco Ibanez, 1922-1923. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

2 Letters to unknown correspondents, undated. 1 folder.
Physical Description

1 folder

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