ISBN 9780140449006,The Swindler & Lazarillo De Tormes

The Swindler & Lazarillo De Tormes

Rs550

Publisher

Penguin Books India

Publication Year 2003
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780140449006

ISBN-10 0140449000
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

Fiction

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.
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