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The Trials of Persiles and Sigismunda: A Northern Story

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Cervantes murio en Madrid, y cuatro dias antes dedico al conde de Lemos su Persiles. La dedicatoria es una ultima muestra de su sentido del humor:
Hardcover, 394 pages
Published July 14th 1989 by University of California Press (first published 1616)
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Sergi Montes
Apr 28, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Cervantes consideró esta novela como su obra maestra, mejor que “El Quijote” y, la verdad, le doy la razón. “El Persiles” es uno de los primeros modelos de las historias de aventuras consideradas “realistas”, antecedente de las novelas de Dumas y Verne. La novela bizantina, vista como una evolución de la novela de caballerías (que hoy podríamos ver como antecedente de las novelas de fantasía) se consideró como descendiente de las grandes epopeyas de la antigüedad (Homero, Virgilio) y fue vista c ...more
Neus Gutiérrez
Oct 26, 2015 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: tengui
Lo he dejado abandonado al pasar la mitad, no puedo con Cervantes.
Marta Dominguez
Sep 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: novela, clásicos
Es una aventura con príncipes y princesas noruegos y daneses. No viajan al centro de la tierra pero casi. El nivel de dificultades y aventuras es extraordinario. En la primera y segunda parte por mar: relatos llenos de fantasía y mitología como un Jasón y los Argonautas, y viajes inverosímiles como en Verne. En la tercera y cuarta parte la aventura se desarrolla por tierra, entre Lisboa y Roma. Aquí Cervantes aprovecha para hacer guiňos al carácter sabelotodo y duelista espaňol. El autor hace un ...more
Pepe B&V
Aug 20, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
No lo he disfrutado tanto como el Quijote. No solo es más denso y pesado, sino que, en ocasión, resulta eterno. Tengo que volver a leerlo pronto, sin duda, porque sé que es una buena novela... Pero todavía no puedo decir <> con plenitud.
Kara
Dec 23, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a ridiculous book! One absurd event after another - completely intentionally melodramatic.
Kara
Dec 23, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Such a ridiculous book! One absurd event after another - completely intentionally melodramatic.
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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His novel Don Quixote is often considered his magnum opus, as well as the first modern novel.

It is assumed that Miguel de Cervantes was born in Alcalá de Henares. His father was Rodrigo de Cervantes, a surgeon of cordoban descent. Little is known of his mother Leonor de Cortinas, except that she was a native of Arganda del
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More about Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra...
“…que hay dos maneras de hermosura: una del alma y otra del cuerpo; la del alma campea y se muestra en el entendimiento, en la honestidad, en el buen proceder, en la liberalidad y en la buena crianza, y todas estas partes caben y pueden estar en un hombre feo; y cuando se pone la mira en esta hermosura, y no en la del cuerpo, suele nacer el amor con ímpetu y con ventajas. Cervantes, Don Quioxte, Parte II, Capítulo LVIII
... y que tu posees a ambos, que quieren decir que mi amor por tu es doblado...
Yo, Sancho, bien veo que no soy hermoso, pero también conozco que no soy disforme; y bástale a un hombre de bien no ser monstruo para ser bien querido, como tenga los dotes del alma que te he dicho."

..."that there are two kinds of beauty, the one of the soul, and the other of the body; that of the soul is revealed fully through understanding, in virtue and honesty, in good living, in generosity and good breeding, all such qualities can be found to be in a homely man; and when such beauty, not the physical one, becomes the object of desire, then love only bears more impetus, focus, and exactitude of purpose.”
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