The New Generation of Classic Short Stories

Vol. 7, No. 1

The Lady from Somerset

by Mario Vargas Llosa

The Lady From Somerset

The eminent Latin American man of letters Mario Vargas Llosa relates the true story of Miss Margaret Elizabeth Trask, a nearly anonymous early twentieth century scribe of romance paperbacks who bequeathed her life savings to the establishment of a literary prize for young writers of traditional love stories. Her life was one blissfully antiquated.

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