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Celestina by Fernando Rojas (C. 1465-1541)
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Celestina by Fernando Rojas (C. 1465-1541) Paperback - 1998

by Dorothy Sherman Severin; James Mabbe


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The racy and irreverent Spanish tragicomedy that is considered the first European novel-in a spirited new translation A Spanish Romeo and Juliet, Celestina was published in 1499 and became Spain's first-ever bestseller. Readers thrilled to the salty character of Celestina and her world of prostitutes and black magic even as they mourned the fate of Calisto and Melibea, the young lovers she unites using her wiles as a seller of perfumes and potions. Fernando de Rojas's exhilarating mix of street wit, obscenity, and cultured rhetoric mark Celestina as a masterpiece: an original, explosive, genre-defying work that paved the way for the picaresque novel and for Cervantes.

From the publisher

Celestina is the most remarkable work produced in 15th century Spain and its influence has been enduring and profound. It is a prose dialogue divided into 21 'acts', starting in comedy and ending in tragedy. The main trigger of events is the passion conceived by the youth Calisto for the inexperienced Melibea.

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  • Title Celestina by Fernando Rojas (C. 1465-1541)
  • Author Dorothy Sherman Severin; James Mabbe
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition 1st Edition - R
  • Pages 429
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher Liverpool University Press, Warminster
  • Date June 1, 1998
  • Features Bibliography
  • ISBN 9780856683459 / 0856683450
  • Weight 1.42 lbs (0.64 kg)
  • Dimensions 8.48 x 6.16 x 0.85 in (21.54 x 15.65 x 2.16 cm)
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 88160584
  • Dewey Decimal Code 862.2
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