Published originally in installments during the years 1904 and 1905, Solitude immediately gained a great success among readers and was translated into several languages. After one hundred years since its publication, this novel still maintains today its full validity.
Considered one of the masterpieces of Catalan literature of all time, Solitude tells about the vital and spiritual journey of a woman, Mila, in a rural setting. Contrasting the reality of the valleys and the idealism of high mountains, the protagonist begins a process of self-knowledge which will take her to find in solitude the strength to break the conventions of her daily life.
“The strength of passion in its most cruel events: this is what this ardent novel is about, served by a master of the art of the description.”
One of the finest examples of poetic prose in Catalan literature.
Solitude, the most undisputed monument of Catalan prose.
France (Phébus), Italy (Eliott Edizioni), Germany (SchirmerGraf Verlag), Holland (Thomas Rap)