Other Literary Forms
Benito Pérez Galdós is known primarily for his novels. Between 1873 and 1912, he wrote forty-six historical novels, called Episodios nacionales. In addition, he produced thirty-two other novels, the first of which, La sombra (1871; The Shadow, 1980), may have been written as early as 1865. A journalist by profession, Pérez Galdos wrote many articles, as well as prologues to his own works and those of his contemporaries.