Lady Cornelia tells the story of two Spanish gentlemen,
Don Juan de Gamboa and Don Antonio de Isunza, who become students
in Bologna where, through chance events, Don Juan harbous a
recently born child and aids an individual against a group of
attackers. Don Antonio, meanwhile, whelters a lady who has sought
his protection. As they relate these experiences to each other,
events link up: the lady is beautiful Cornelia Bentibolli, the
child her secret son by the Duke of Ferrara who is the victim of
the attackers led by Lorenzo, Cornelia's brother, seeking revenge
on the Duke. Eventually, Cornelia, the Duke and their son are
united, Lorenzo and the Duke reconciled, and Don Juan and Don
Antonio earn everyone's gratitude and friendship.
The Deceitful Marriage is the story of a soldier who
enters into marriage for wrong and selfish motives and who
recieves is hust reward at the hands of his wife, who proves to
be equally decietful.
The Dialogue of the Dogs recounts an overheard
conversation between two dogs Cipion and Berganza, in which one
of them tells of his life in picaresque fashion, in a narrative
which is interspersed with moral and philisophical insights while
providing a critical perspective on contemporary Spanish society.
Spanish text with facing-translation, introduction and notes.
John Macklin is Professor of Hispanic Studies at the University of Glasgow and Head of the School of Modern Languages and Cultures, and a Visiting Professor at the University of Ulster. In 1994, he was made a Commandor of the Order of Isabella the Catholic by King Juan Carlos for his services to Spanish studies. His many publications include an edition of Unamuno Abel Sanchez in this series.
210 x 149 mm
January 1, 1992