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By Fernando De Rojas

Author Note: Translation by way of Peter Bush

The racy and irreverent Spanish tragicomedy that's thought of the 1st eu novel-in a lively new translation

A Spanish Romeo and Juliet, Celestina used to be released in 1499 and have become Spain's first-ever bestseller. Readers overjoyed to the salty personality of Celestina and her international of prostitutes and black magic at the same time they mourned the destiny of Calisto and Melibea, the younger fanatics she unites utilizing her wiles as a vendor of perfumes and potions. Fernando de Rojas's exhilarating mixture of highway wit, obscenity, and cultured rhetoric mark Celestina as a masterpiece: an unique, explosive, genre-defying paintings that prepared the ground for the picaresque novel and for Cervantes.

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Fernand looked at the two men as though dazed, and answered not a word. Then he wiped away the perspiration that was coursing down his face, and slowly entered the arbour. The cool shade of the place seemed to restore him to calmness and brought a feeling of relief to his exhausted body. He uttered a groan that was almost a sob, and let his head fall on to his arms crossed on the table. ” said Caderousse, opening the conversation with that frank brutality which the lower classes show when their curiosity gets the upper hand of them.

I beg you to excuse me, Monsieur Morrel. I owe my first visit to my father. ” “You are quite right, Dantès. I. ” he asked with some hesitation. “Oh, I believe so, my dear Edmond, but I have not seen him lately. ” Dantès smiled. ” “Once more I must ask you to excuse me, Monsieur Morrel. ” Dantès smiled. “Well! ” said the shipowner. “Now I understand why she came to me three times for news of the Pharaon. Upon my word, Edmond, you are to be envied: she is a handsome girl. But don’t let me keep you any longer.

Most satisfactory ones, dear Monsieur Danglars. ” “Dantès certainly did his, and there is nothing more to be said on the matter. ” Danglars turned red. ” “Then, Monsieur Morrel, pray don’t mention it to Dantès. ” Just then the young man returned and Danglars retreated as before. ” “I beg you to excuse me, Monsieur Morrel. I owe my first visit to my father. ” “You are quite right, Dantès. I. ” he asked with some hesitation. “Oh, I believe so, my dear Edmond, but I have not seen him lately. ” Dantès smiled.

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