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Lazarillo de Tormes

Lazarillo de Tormes (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Anonymous
Edited by Rico, Francisco

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One of Spanish Literature's most ancient and beloved classics, the first picaresque novel, now available from Vintage Espanol. Spain has produced two books that changed world literature: Don Quixote and Lazarillo de Tormes, the first picaresque novel ever written and the inspired... precursor to works as various as Vanity Fair and Huckleberry Finn. Banned by the Spanish Inquisition after publication in 1554, Lazarillo was soon translated throughout Europe, where it was widely copied. The book is a favorite to this day for its vigorous colloquial style and the earthy realism with which it exposes human hypocrisy. The bastard son of a prostitute, Lazarillo goes to work for a blind beggar, who beats and starves him, while teaching him some very useful dirty tricks. The boy then drifts in and out of the service of a succession of masters, each vividly sketched and together revealing the corrupt world of imperial Spain. Its miseries are made all the more apparent by the candor and surprising good cheer with which young Lazarillo recounts his ever more curious fate.
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ISBN 9780593081440
Released AU 14 Apr 2020
Publisher Vintage
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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Trade Paperback
Language Spanish
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ISBN-13 9780593081440
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-14 working days
Publisher Vintage
Imprint Vintage Espanol
Released 14 Apr 2020
Publication Country
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Language Spanish
Author(s) By Anonymous
Edited by Rico, Francisco
Category General & Literary Fiction
Modern Fiction
Classic Fiction
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 130mm
Height: 198mm
Spine: 15mm
Dewey Code 863.3
Weight 136g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text General & Literary Fiction
ONIX Text General/trade