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Two Spanish Picaresque Novels; Lazarillo de Tormes: The Swindler: Lazarillo de Tormes: The Swindler

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The two short novels in this volume follow the adventures of two unlikely heroes-delinquent pcaros living by their wits among corrupt priests and prostitutes, beggars and idle gentlemen, thieves, tricksters, and murderers. Lazarillo de Tormes (1554), published anonymously, provided a literary model for Cervantes' Don Quixote and describes the ingenious ruses employed by a boy from Salamanca to outwit a succession of disreputable masters. Francisco de Quevedo's The Swindler (1626) is a comic yet brutal and sordid account of a servant who wants to become a gentleman but ends up a cardsharp and common criminal.

About the Author

Francisco de Quevedo (1580-1645) was a distinguished and prolific writer of prose and poetry but chose a political career. Towards the end of his life he was imprisoned in a monastery as a result of his writing. The Author of Lazarillo de Tormes, who published the novel anonymously, is thought to come from sixteenth-century Erasmian or New Christian circles. Michael Alpert, Professor Emeritus of Modern and Contemporary History of Spain at the University of Westminster, has published several books and articles on Spanish history.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140442113
Translator:
Alpert, Michael
Author:
Quevedo, Francisco de
Author:
Anonymous
Author:
Alpert, Michael
Author:
De Quevedo, Francisco
Publisher:
Penguin Classics
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Collections and anthologies
Subject:
Spanish literature (collections)
Subject:
Translations into english
Subject:
Picaresque literature
Subject:
Spanish fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Mass Market
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
211
Publication Date:
19690430
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.71x5.02x.51 in. .39 lbs.

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