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Lazarillo de Tormes and the Swindler: Two Spanish Picaresque Novels (Penguin Classics)

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Publisher Comments:

The two short novels in this volume follow the adventures of two unlikely heroes-delinquent pícaros 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.

Synopsis:

Both Lazarillo de Tormes and Pablos the swindler are determined to attain the trappings of the gentleman, but have little time for the gentlemanly ideals of religion, justice, honour and nobility.

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:
9780140449006
Translator:
Alpert, Michael
Introduction:
Alpert, Michael
Translator:
Alpert, Michael
Introduction:
Alpert, Michael
Author:
Alpert, Michael
Author:
Anonymous
Author:
Quevedo, Francisco de
Author:
Quevedo, Franciso de
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
London, England
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Short Stories (single author)
Subject:
European - Spanish & Portuguese
Subject:
Picaresque literature, Spanish. .
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Rev. ed.
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
3216
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
7.92x5.06x.60 in. .41 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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