La sombra del ciprés es alargada / The Cypre's Shadow is Long
Novel , 1948
Premio Nadal 1947
Pedro, orphaned since childhood, is sent to Ávila to study under Don Mateo Lesmes’ supervision. Don Mateo will inculcate the boy with the belief that in order to be happy, he must avoid any relationship with the world, any emotions and any affection. Only Pedro’s vitality and youthfulness will be able to help him, years later, overcome the pessimism instilled in him.