Cover of: Novelas ejemplares | Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

About the Book

Even more popular in their day than Don Quixote, Cervantes's Exemplary Stories (1613) blend picaresque narrative, comic irony, moral ambiguity, and sheer mirth. A nobleman undergoes a change of identity to prove his love for a mere gypsy girl; two young delinquents discover a guild of criminals which models itself on a religious brotherhood; a jealous old man imprisons his child-bride in a house which conjures up both convent and seraglio; a law graduate goes mad and believes he is made of glass, and most fantastically, talking dogs philosophize on the foibles of human society in a ward full of syphilitics. By combining the extraordinary and the ordinary, the Exemplary Stories chart new novelistic territory and demonstrate Cervantes at his most imaginative and innovative. This new translation captures the full vigor of Cervantes's wit and make available two rarely printed gems, "The Illustrious Kitchen Maid" and "The Power of Blood." - Publisher.

Edition Notes

Gift of Hugo Garcia.

Series
Obras maestras

The Physical Object

Pagination
341 p. ;
Number of pages
341

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL13572574M
ISBN 10
8495156180
OCLC/WorldCat
41496611
Library Thing
2544833

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