The Spanish Sharper

The Spanish Sharper

A classic picaresque novel, Francisco de Quevedo's "The Spanish Sharper" chronicles the adventures of Don Pablos, a buscón or swindler, who aims in life to learn virtue and to become a caballero, or gentleman, both of which he fails miserably at. The work is a notable piece of satire that criticizes not only Spanish society but the protagonist Pablos himself. His ambition to elevate his status to that of a gentleman is, in Quevedo's opinion, unobtainable; as such… (more)

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Publisher: Publishing (February 01, 2013)

Page count: 90 pages

Language: English

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