Beautiful and flirtatious facsimile edition of the Lazarillo de Tormes, anonymous novel corresponding to the picaresque genre of the Spanish sixteenth century, according to the edition of 1554 (first part) and 1555 (second part) in Antwerp. Edited under the title “The life of Lazarillo de Tormes, and its fortunes and adversities”.
Limited edition of 995 copies and numbered with notarial deed, made in 2004, of the copy kept in the National Library of Spain of the 1554 prince edition of Antwerp.
Facsimile bound in dry embossed leather, handcrafted aged, small format of 7.7 x 13.7 cm. 234 pages.
Study book 11.2 x 16 cm format. 64 pages.
Both presented in a beautiful wooden case-box-chest that reproduces on its front the first page of the book, format 14 x 18.5 x 5.5 cm.
Complete and new copy, brand new, in its original editorial packaging.
An elegant and rich cultural present as a gift to that special person or to oneself.
La vida de Lazarillo de Tormes y de sus fortunas y adversidades (better known as Lazarillo de Tormes) is an anonymous Spanish novel, written in the first person and in epistolary style (as a single, long letter), whose earliest known editions date back to 1554. In it, the life of a child, Lázaro de Tormes, in the 16th century, from his birth and miserable childhood until his wedding, already in adulthood, is recounted in an autobiographical way. It is considered a precursor of the picaresque novel by elements such as realism, first-person narration, the itinerant structure, service to various masters and moralizing and pessimistic ideology.
Lazarillo de Tormes is an ironic and ruthless sketch of the society of the moment, showing his vices and hypocritical attitudes, especially those of clergymen and religious. There are different hypotheses about its authorship. The author was probably sympathetic to Erasmus ideas. This motivated the Inquisition to prohibit it and, later, to allow its publication, once it was expunged. The work was not republished in its entirety until the 19th century.
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