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La Celestina (1499)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0143106090, Paperback)
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.
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When a beautiful maiden Melibea does not return the love of young knight Calisto, he turns to the sorceress Celestina for help. But Calisto's servants begin to feel jealous when he rewards Celestina for her help and they begin to plot revenge. Includes study activities for each chapter.
An edition of this book was published by Yale University Press.
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