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Penguin Classics #217: The Four Voyages: Being His Own Log-Book, Letters and Dispatches with Connecting Narratives..

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Synopsis:

To present a consecutive narrative of Columbus' voyages to the Bahamas, Hispaniola, Cuba, Trinidad, and the mainland of America, this book combines reports and letters written by Columbus with large passages from the biography prepared by his son and chapters from Oviedo's work.

About the Author

J. M. Cohen, born in London in 1903 and a Cambridge graduate, was the author of many Penguin translations, including versions of Cervantes, Rabelais and Montaigne. For some years he assisted E. V. Rieu in editing the Penguin Classics. He collected the three books of Comic and Curious Verse and anthologies of Latin American and Cuban writing. He frequently visited Spain and made several visits to Mexico, Cuba and other Spanish American countries. With his son Mark he edited the Penguin Dictionary of Quotations and its companion Dictionary of Modern Quotations.

J. M. Cohen died in 1989. The Times’ obituary described him as ‘the translator of the foreign prose classics for our times’ and ‘one of the last great English men of letters’, while the Independent wrote that ‘his influence will be felt for generations to come’.

J. M. Cohen, born in London in 1903 and a Cambridge graduate, was the author of many Penguin translations, including versions of Cervantes, Rabelais and Montaigne. For some years he assisted E. V. Rieu in editing the Penguin Classics. He collected the three books of Comic and Curious Verse and anthologies of Latin American and Cuban writing. He frequently visited Spain and made several visits to Mexico, Cuba and other Spanish American countries. With his son Mark he edited the Penguin Dictionary of Quotations and its companion Dictionary of Modern Quotations.

J. M. Cohen died in 1989. The Times’ obituary described him as ‘the translator of the foreign prose classics for our times’ and ‘one of the last great English men of letters’, while the Independent wrote that ‘his influence will be felt for generations to come’.

Table of Contents

Introduction

FIRST VOYAGE: 1492–3

General and Natural History of the Indies by Captain Gonzalo Fernandez de Oviedo, Bk. II, Chaps. 2–4

Digest of Columbus's Log-Book on his First Voyage Made by Bartolome de las Casas

The Life of the Admiral by his Son, Hernando Colon, Chaps. 27–42

Letter of Columbus to Various Persons Describing the Results of His First Voyage and Written on the Return Journey

SECOND VOYAGE: 1493–6

The Life of the Admiral by his Son, Hernando Colon, Chap. 43

The Letter Written by Dr Chanca to the City of Seville

The Life of the Admiral by his Son, Hernando Colon, Chaps. 51–64

THIRD VOYAGE: 1498–1500

The Life of the Admiral by his Son, Hernando Colon, Chap. 65

Narrative of the Third Voyage of Christopher Columbus to the Indies, in which He Discovered the Mainland, Dispatched to the Sovereigns from the Island of Hispaniola

The Life of the Admiral by his Son, Hernando Colon, Chaps. 73–80 and 82–6

Letter Sent by the Admiral of the Indies to the Governess of Don Juan of Castile in the year 1500, in which He Was Brought from the Indies a Prisoner

The Life of the Admiral by his Son, Hernando Colon, Chaps. 86 (cont.)–87

FOURTH VOYAGE: 1502–4

Letter Written by Christopher Columbus, Viceroy and Admiral of the Indies, to the Most Christian and Mighty King and Queen of Spain, Our Sovereigns

Account by Diego Mendez of Certain Incidents on Christopher Columbus's Last Voyage

The Life of the Admiral by his Son, Hernando Colon, Chap. 108

LIST OF MAPS

The Four Voyages

The First Voyage

The Second Voyage (First Map)

The Second Voyage (Second Map)

The Third Voyage

The Fourth Voyage

Product Details

ISBN:
9780140442175
Translator:
Cohen, J. M.
Author:
Cohen, J. M.
Author:
Columbus, Christopher
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Location:
Harmondsworth
Subject:
Discovery and exploration
Subject:
Spanish
Subject:
America
Subject:
United States - General
Subject:
Renaissance
Subject:
Columbus, christopher, 1451-1506
Subject:
America Discovery and exploration Spanish.
Subject:
Columbus, Christopher
Subject:
US History-General
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Series:
Penguin Classics
Series Volume:
13
Publication Date:
19920531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
7.71x5.06x.76 in. .51 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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