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Count Lucanor

The Fifty Pleasant Stories of Patronio



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Count Lucanor: The Fifty Pleasant Stories of Patronio by Prince Don Juan Manuel
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Two things combine to single out this book of tales as worthy of special attention. The tales were written six centuries ago, yet they are both interesting and instructive; and the life of the author reads like a fable.This man of royal blood was statesman, politician, and above all, warrior. He is, in fact, known as one of the most vigorous, turbulent, and dangerous barons of his time. Only during lulls between his great activities did he become author. He made writing his diversion, according to his own words, because he felt this to be more worthy of a gentleman than wasting his time at games.Yet, in these fifty pleasant stories, Don Juan Manuel has produced one of the highlights in Spanish literature, both as to content and as to style. This edition is intended to bring Don Juan into the libraries of those who enjoy the unusual when it is also good.
Release date NZ
December 1st, 2002
Country of Publication
United States
University Press of the Pacific
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