Matador by the late British author Marguerite Steen, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature whose works enjoyed a period of popularity in the 1930s and 1940s, is her vintage literary fiction family drama novel, free for a limited time courtesy of publisher Endeavour Press’ Odyssey imprint.
This was originally published in 1934 by Victor Gollancz. The novel is set in Spain during the 1930s, and is a family/social drama with f/m romantic suspense elements.
The story focuses on the conflicts between a matador father and his three sons—one dutifully following in his famous bull-fighting father’s footsteps, the second a disabled outcast, and the third and favourite hiding a dark secret—as they clash in their life expectations, with the tensions coming to a head as a young woman who is betrothed to marry one son catches the eyes of both another son and their widower father, as well.
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Known as El Bailarín – the dancer – in the bull-ring, Don José commands respect and obedience from those who surrounded him…
His first-born son Pepe takes after his father: known for his skills in the bull-ring, he is just as was expected of him and the man he father always wished he’d be.
But Don José’s second son, the crippled Miguel, is not so adored.
Always the outcast, he soon finds himself going down the route to becoming a priest, knowing he would never be able to be the bull fighter his father was.
And Juan, the youngest; the apple of his father’s eye is handsome, but hiding a dark secret…
When the opportunity arises for Doña Mercédes to marry her granddaughter Pilár off to none other but the El Bailarín’s son, she grabs it.
After all, it is riches these matadors seek and riches is what she has, or so she claims.
Don José is captivated by Pilár.
Her young innocence calls out to him and since the death of his wife, no other woman has had such an effect.
But Pilár is due to marry Pepe and Pepe is not used to this kind of woman.
To Juan, however, Pilár is perfect … but will she ever reciprocate his love for her?
Matadoris a passionate literary tale set in the heart of Spain.