Lazarillo de Tormes and The Swindler

Lazarillo de Tormes and The Swindler

Two Spanish Picaresque Novels


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Paperback
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$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780140449006
  • 240 Pages
  • Penguin Classics
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Lazarillo de Tormes and The Swindler

Lazarillo de Tormes and The Swindler

Anonymous, Translator: Michael Alpert, Introduction by: Michael Alpert

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