Exemplary novels / Miguel de Cervantes ; translated from the Spanish by Edith Grossman ; edited by Roberto González Echevarría.

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "The twelve novellas gathered together in Exemplary Novels reveal the extraordinary breadth of Cervantes's imagination: his nearly limitless ability to create characters, invent plots, and entertain readers across continents and centuries. Cervantes published his book in Spain in 1613. The assemblage of unique characters (eloquent witches, talking dogs, Gypsy orphans, and an array of others), the twisting plots, and the moral heart at the core of each tale proved irresistible to his enthusiastic audience. Then as now, Cervantes's readers find pure entertainment in his pages, but also a subtle artistry that invites deeper investigation. Edith Grossman's eagerly awaited translation brings this timeless classic to English-language readers in an edition that will delight those already familiar with Cervantes's work as well as those about to be enchanted for the first time. Roberto González Echevarria's illuminating introduction to the volume serves as both an appreciation of Cervantes's brilliance and a critical guide to the novellas and their significance"--Publisher's description.
    • Content Notes:
      Introduction / by Roberto González Echevarría -- Prologue to the Reader -- Dedication to Don Pedro Fernández de Castro -- The Novel of the Little Gypsy Girl -- The Novel of the Generous Lover -- The Novel of Rinconete and Cortadillo -- The Novel of the English Spanishwoman -- The Novel of the Glass Lawyer -- The Novel of the Power of Blood -- The Novel of the Jealous Extremaduran -- The Novel of the Illustrious Scullery Maid -- The Novel of the Two Maidens -- The Novel of Señora Cornelia -- The Novel of the Deceitful Marriage -- The Novel of the Colloquy of the Dogs -- Translator's Note : The Exemplary Novels.
    • Notes:
      Includes bibliographical references.
    • Other Titles:
      Novelas ejemplares. English (Grossman)
    • ISBN:
      0300125860
      9780300125863
    • Accession Number:
      2016937056
    • Accession Number:
      ocn946160304
      946160304
    • Accession Number:
      fay.548803
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, M. de et al. Exemplary novels. [s.l.] : Yale University Press, 2016. Disponível em: . Acesso em: 14 out. 2019.
    • AMA:
      Cervantes Saavedra M de, González Echevarría R, Grossman E, Cervantes Saavedra M de. Exemplary Novels. Yale University Press; 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.548803. Accessed October 14, 2019.
    • APA:
      Cervantes Saavedra, M. de, González Echevarría, R., Grossman, E., & Cervantes Saavedra, M. de. (2016). Exemplary novels. Yale University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.548803
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, Roberto González Echevarría, Edith Grossman, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. 2016. Exemplary Novels. A Margellos World Republic of Letters Book. Yale University Press. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.548803.
    • Harvard:
      Cervantes Saavedra, M. de et al. (2016) Exemplary novels. Yale University Press (A Margellos world republic of letters book). Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.548803 (Accessed: 14 October 2019).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Cervantes Saavedra, M de, González Echevarría, R, Grossman, E & Cervantes Saavedra, M de 2016, Exemplary novels, A Margellos world republic of letters book, Yale University Press, viewed 14 October 2019, .
    • MLA:
      Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, et al. Exemplary Novels. Yale University Press, 2016. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.548803.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, Roberto González Echevarría, Edith Grossman, and Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Exemplary Novels. A Margellos World Republic of Letters Book. Yale University Press, 2016. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.548803.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Cervantes Saavedra M de, González Echevarría R, Grossman E, Cervantes Saavedra M de. Exemplary novels [Internet]. Yale University Press; 2016 [cited 2019 Oct 14]. (A Margellos world republic of letters book). Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.548803

Reviews

LJ Reviews 2016 December #1

Readers enter a different world in these novellas by Cervantes, the world of early 17th-century Spain. Honor is all, but virtue, emphasized in the female characters more than in the male, often means largely what is seen by the outside. In more than one tale, men seduce or rape, then abandon their lover or victim, but all is redeemed simply because they return at the end to wed them. These 12 tales are the first novellas to be published in Spain (1613), written by the country's greatest storyteller in the prime of his powers. In structure and content, the collection is sometimes unorthodox, alternating high tales of romance with vernacular descriptions of Spanish life and ending in a colloquy of two dogs talking about their masters. The prose is elegant, lively, and humorous. VERDICT This is the first translation of this essential book into English in years and infinitely superior to the one most of us grew up with. It will appeal most to students of the age and is a lovely addition and a pleasure to read.—David Keymer, Modesto, CA. Copyright 2016 Library Journal.