Last Evenings with Teresa by Juan Marse

The novel revolves around a young, ambitious man from the lower class who is obsessed with breaking into the higher social strata of Barcelona. He believes that his ticket to this higher society is through seducing Teresa, a naive, young girl from a well-off family. As he manipulates Teresa, he finds himself entangled in a web of deceit, lies, and unexpected feelings. The story is a gritty exploration of class, ambition, and the lengths people will go to achieve their desires.

The 2497th greatest book of all time


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Total Points: 142

Since this book was first published in 1965, there is a penalty of 0%. The age adjusted score is 142.0.

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