EXEMPLARY NOVELS' SELECTION
CERVANTES SAAVEDRA, MIGUEL DE
EAN / Ref: 9788490019436
Año de edición: 2016
Editado en: LUGAR ED: VALLADOLID
18x11,5 Cm.; 396 Págs.
Materias: Clásicos Universales, Inglés
“At the Venta or hostelry of the Mulinillo, which is situate on the confines of the renowned plain of Alcudia, and on the road from Castile to Andalusia, two striplings met by chance on one of the hottest days of summer...”
Exemplary Novels is a series of twelve novellas that follow the model established in Italy, written by Miguel de Cervantes between 1590 and 1612. The collection was printed in Madrid in 1613 by Juan de la Cuesta, and received well in the wake of the first part of Don Quixote.
The novellas are usually grouped into two series: those characterized by an idealized nature and those of a realistic nature. Those idealized in nature, which are the closest to the Italian models, are characterized by plots dealing with amorous entanglements, by improbable plots, by the presence of idealized characters and psychological development, and the low reflection of reality.The realistic in nature cater to the descriptions of realistic characters and environments, with intentional criticism in many cases.