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ISBN-10: 0618222073

ISBN-13: 9780618222070

Edition: N/A

Authors: Miguel de Cervantes, Federico Garc�a Lorca, Miguel de Unamuno, Tirso de Molina

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A prayer book for use by families in the Anglican Church.
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Book details

List price: $28.15
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/1/2002
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 528
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.892

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was born in Alcala de Henares, Spain, in 1547. In 1585, a few months after his marriage to Catalina de Salazar, he published his first major work as an author, the pastoral novel La Galatea which was poorly received. Cervantes became a tax collector in Granada in 1594, but was imprisoned in 1597 due to money problems with the government. Folklore maintains that while in prison, he wrote his most famous novel, Don Quixote, which was an immediate success upon publication in 1605. After several years of writing short novels and plays, Cervantes was spurred to write the sequel to Don Quixote in 1615 when an unauthorized sequel appeared to great acclaim. Though…    

Garcia Lorca is perhaps the best known of modern Spanish writers, partly because of his brutal execution outside Granada by Franco's army at the beginning of the civil war, but primarily because of his genius for poetry and drama. In 1928 Lorca published Gypsy Ballads, which won him immediate success and is considered one of the most important volumes of poetry of the century. Attracted to the gypsies for their exotic folklore, sexual vitality, and their status as a group on the fringe of Spanish society, Lorca enlarged the gypsy people and their traditions to mythical proportions. Nature takes on human form while reality acquires a dreamlike quality in this powerful transformation of the…