Exemplary Novels

( 1 )

Overview

First published in 1992, this prestigious collection of all twelve Novelas ejemplares is now available in a single volume edition, with updated introductions, translations and a new bibliography. Each story has an individual introduction, the original Spanish text with facing English translation and notes. Barry Ife's authoritative General Introduction highlighting the characteristics of Cervantes's fiction, specific issues raised by the Exemplary Novels as a collection, Cervantes's interest in the mixing of ...
See more details below
Sending request ...

Overview

First published in 1992, this prestigious collection of all twelve Novelas ejemplares is now available in a single volume edition, with updated introductions, translations and a new bibliography. Each story has an individual introduction, the original Spanish text with facing English translation and notes. Barry Ife's authoritative General Introduction highlighting the characteristics of Cervantes's fiction, specific issues raised by the Exemplary Novels as a collection, Cervantes's interest in the mixing of genre and in the virtuoso aspects of storytelling is re-written and expanded for this new edition, which remains the only complete edition of the Novelas available in English. 'Hidden among the many pages of preliminary matter which prefaced the first edition of Cervantes's Exemplary Novels is a short, enigmatic prologue addressed to the reader. It is the most eloquent of all the introductions with which Cervantes customarily prefaced his works, and its witty and self-confident tone make it a fitting introduction to one of the most original, entertaining, and provocative collections of short novels in any language. He gives four main reasons why his readers should take them seriously, though not too seriously: they are harmless entertainment, contain profitable examples, each of them is Cervantes's own work, and they all contain a hidden mystery. These four claims have formed the basis of most subsequent criticism of the collection, and they continue to fascinate readers and critics to this day. ' - Barry Ife, from the General Introduction, 1992 edition.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780217140379
  • Publisher: General Books LLC
  • Publication date: 1/28/2012
  • Pages: 52
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.11 (d)

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 5
( 1 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(1)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)