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Exemplary Stories : Penguin Classics - Miguel Cervantes

Exemplary Stories

Penguin Classics

Paperback Published: 4th March 1986
ISBN: 9780140442489
Number Of Pages: 256
For Ages: 18+ years old

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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.

Exemplary Storiesp. i
Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introductionp. ix
Note On The Text And Translationp. xxx
Select Bibliographyp. xxxi
Chronology Of Cervantesand His Timesp. xxxiii
Prologuep. 3
The Little Gipsy Girlp. 7
Rinconete and Cortadillop. 71
The Glass Graduatep. 106
The Power of Bloodp. 131
The Jealous Old Man From Extremadurap. 150
The Illustrious Kitchen Maidp. 185
The Deceitful Marriagep. 237
The Dialogue of the Dogsp. 250
Explanatory Notesp. 306
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ISBN: 9780140442489
ISBN-10: 0140442480
Series: Penguin Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 18+ years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: 4th March 1986
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.8  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.19
Edition Number: 1