The House of Ulloa by Emilia Pardo Bazán

"The House of Ulloa" is a novel set in rural Spain during the 19th century, following the story of a young, idealistic priest sent to a decaying country estate to reform the marquis, who is a crude and corrupt nobleman. The priest's attempts at moral reform are thwarted by his love for the marquis' mistress and the cruel, primitive society that surrounds them. The book is a critique of the decaying nobility and the moral ambiguity of the Catholic Church.

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