“This Reader is the outgrowth of a desire for a textbook that combines simplicity with variety.
To make it available for use almost at the very beginning of the Spanish course only the present tense has been employed in the first twenty-three selections and difficult constructions have been consistently avoided.
“With one or two exceptions, many changes have been made in the selections taken from Spanish authors in order to adapt them to the needs of the beginner.
The greater part of the reading material, however, is either original or adapted from other languages.
The questions are intended to aid the pupil in the preparation of his lessons.
Teachers may alter or amplify these questions as they see fit.”
Alfred Remy, M.A. was an American philologist and writer on music, born in Elberfeld, Germany.
He emigrated to the United States when he was very young.
He graduated from the College of the City of New York in 1890 and from Columbia.
He taught languages in several schools and was a music critic for Vogue.
Originally published: 1916