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Exemplary Stories (Classics) By Miguel de Cervantes

Exemplary Stories (Classics)
by Miguel de Cervantes

Composed throughout Cervantes's writing life and mentioned in "Don Quixote", his Spanish stories range from traditional tales of love to incisive moral fables. The stories featured include: "The Little Gipsy Girl"; "Rinconete and Cortadillo"; "The Glass Graduate"; "The Jealous Extremaduran"; "The Deceitful Marriage"; and "The Dogs' Colloquy".
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Composed throughout Cervantes's writing life and mentioned in Don Quixote, his Exemplary Stories are among the first and finest Spanish short stories: ranging from traditional tales of love to incisive moral fables. In The Little Gipsy Girl, an Italianate romance, the nomadic life is idealised through a love affair between the beautiful Preciosa and a nobleman who agrees to live as a gipsy to win her heart. Elsewhere, the intricacies of love are further explored in tales such as The Jealous Extremaduran, while the picaresque Rinconette and Cortadillo, depicting the friendship between a card-sharper and a pickpocket, presents a very different insight into the lower classes of seventeenth-century Spain. Widely regarded as one of Cervantes's greatest stories, The Dogs' Colloquy brilliantly captures Spanish conversation and society in its depiction of a discussion between two dogs mysteriously granted the gift of speech.

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Sku
GOR001687775
Title
Exemplary Stories (Classics)
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Hardback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
256
ISBN 10
0140442480
ISBN 13
9780140442489
Prizes
N/A
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