The present edition of Marcelino pan y vino seeks to bring to American students a story which has found great popularity in Spain and, in its film version, throughout the western world.
The text of the ninth edition has been used with some slight modifications in punctuation and wording for simplification. Difficult passages and constructions are translated in footnotes; the vocabulary is complete. Ejercicios de repaso have been place at the end of each section of the story. These include cuestionarios and a variety of exercises designed to build vocabulary, test reading comprehension, provide patterns for oral practice, and introduce training in simple composition. A list of useful idioms which occur in the reading is included at the end of the text and may serve as the basis for practical drills.