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Candelas, Luis. Luis Candelas Cagigal (1806-1837) was a romantic thief who pretended to be a nobleman in order to better pursue the women of Madrid's high society. He appeared as the hero of the Spanish dime novels Luis Candelas #1-8 (1917?), Luis Candelas #1-17 (1932?), and Amores y Aventuras de Luis Candelas #1-20 (1933), which was written by Antonio Espina.

The fictional Luis Candelas is portrayed a romantic Gentleman Bandit.

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