SPAIN: The Sentimentalist

As one of Spain's most gilded and talented young ladies at the turn of the century, Margarita, the tall, aloof daughter of Valencia's governor, the Marques de Villasante, lacked nothing. Eligible swains clustered by the score about Dona Margarita's feet. She easily took a degree in law at Valencia University, and she painted in oils well enough to command the attention at least of the elite. After her first marriage at 20, the young marquesa became one of Madrid's most sought-after hostesses. Nevertheless, life palled for her.

Continued restless travel, a term...

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