Pablo de Segovia, the Spanish Sharper

Pablo de Segovia, the Spanish Sharper

Francisco de Quevedo holds the status of a man-of-letters in the same pantheon as Cervantes; but despite that, Pablo de Segovia is his only novel. Quevedo had circulated the manuscript privately for several years before it was published in 1626 without his permission. The novel is partly a satire of contemporary Spanish life, and a caricature of the various social strata Pablo encounters and emulates.

Pablo himself is a low-born person who aspires to become a gentleman,… (more)

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Publisher: Standard Ebooks (February 16, 2018)

Language: English

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