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In 19th-century Mexico, Dr. Fuentes inherits a fortune and searches for a wife. His choice is Matilde Penalver y Beristain, from an aristocratic family whose fortune has waned.In 19th-century Mexico, Dr. Fuentes inherits a fortune and searches for a wife. His choice is Matilde Penalver y Beristain, from an aristocratic family whose fortune has waned.In 19th-century Mexico, Dr. Fuentes inherits a fortune and searches for a wife. His choice is Matilde Penalver y Beristain, from an aristocratic family whose fortune has waned.
In 19th-century Mexico, Dr. Manuel Fuentes Guerra inherits a fortune from the father who never wanted to recognize him as his son. Now a gentleman millionaire, the doctor looks for an appropriate wife. He decides to course Matilde Penalver y Beristain, the daughter of an aristocratic family whose fortune has waned; Matilde is secretly promised to military official Adolfo Solis. Matilde's mother Augusta has Adolfo jailed, and Matilde's brother Humberto contracts a woman to fake to being Adolfo's in front of Matilde. Now Augusta obligates her daughter to marry Manuel. Adolfo escapes from jail, but not in time to prevent the wedding. But Matilde discovers the trap that her family had put on her and suspects that her husband had something to do with it. She decides to abandon him after the wedding, but he finds her and takes her by force to his ranch where he subjects her to various physical and moral vexations. A disguised Adolfo reaches the ranch and Manuel hires him to be the administrator of both his ranches and shows great confidence in him. Matilde comes to discover that her husband has many virtues and she gradually falls in love with him. But the newlyweds' happiness fades when the doctor discovers that his administrator is his wife's ex-boyfriend. To Matilde will come her husband's repudiation, expulsion from her home and public shame: she's pregnant and Manuel doesn't want to recognize his child. —Hector Pina
Having recently read Isabel Allende's books about rich powerful families in Latin America, the story attracted me. From the very beginning it kept me captivated. I have even contemplated calling in sick on days I have to work when it's on. Everything seems historically accurate and I am amazed by the amount of detail that was put into this production. It requires a certain level of intelligence to understand some of it. Being that at times they have dialogue in English and French. My family was wondering why French was used so much. The Spanish used in it, it's very nice and slow. It makes it easy to follow, especially for those of us Hispanics born and raise in the US. I'm always having to ask my parents the meaning to different words, this time the roles have been reversed. This novela indeed has a lot of class.
- Mar 15, 2005
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