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ANTONIO DE TRUEBA (1519-1889)

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Originally appearing in Volume V27, Page 322 of the 1911 Encyclopedia Britannica.
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ANTONIO DE TRUEBA (1519-1889), Spanish novelist, was born on the 24th of December 1819 at Montellano (Biscay),where he was privately educated. In 1835 he was sent to learn business at Madrid; but commerce was not to his taste, and, after a long apprenticeship, he turned to journalism. In 1851 he hit the popular taste with El Cid Campeador and El Libro de los cantares; for the next eleven years he was absorbed by journalistic work, the best of his contributions being issued under the titles of Cuentos populares (1862), Cuentos de color de rosa (1864), and Cuentos campesinos (1865). The pleasant simplicity and idyllic sentimentalism of these collections delighted an uncritical public, and Trueba met the demand by supplying a series of stories conceived in the same ingenuous vein. In 1862 he was appointed archivist and chronicler of the Biscay provinces; he was deprived of the former post in 187o, but was reinstated after the restoration. He died at Bilbao on the loth of March 1889.
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