Title: The Wanderings of Persiles and Sigismunda: A Northern Story
Other Titles: Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda
Authors: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
Keywords: romance;voyages
Issue Date: 2020
Publisher: Project Gutenberg
Abstract: ‘Persiles’ and ‘Sigismunda’ are prince and princess of the Kingdoms of Thule and Frisanda, respectively. Both embark on a host of cloak and dagger adventures, as dangerous as they are implausible, until they finally marry in Rome at the end of the novel. The story was inspired by both ancient and modern works, specifically Heliodorus’s The Aethiopica (4th century) and Alonso Núñez de Reinoso’s Historia de los amores de Clareo y Florista (1552). Nonetheless, the Cervantes novel goes beyond the simple chivalric romance and Byzantine sub-genre, to create a hymn to the creative will and imagination in the form of pure literary pleasure. Translated from Spanish by Louise Stanley
URI: https://tlor.svkos.cz/handle/123456789/709
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