Based on a famous Spanish folk tale and set in rural Andalusia, The Three-Cornered Hat
recounts the tribulations of a lecherous local magistrate as he attempts to have his way with the miller's beautiful and devoted wife, with unforeseen and hilarious consequences.
Alarcón's astute blend of comedy of manners and slapstick provides both timeless entertainment and a sharp satire on the corruption of rural officials and the politics of love and seduction.
'Alarcón's style was original and charming. He is in the first rank of literary men in Spain.' The New York Times
Read an excerpt from The Three-Cornered Hat