La gitanilla is the story of a 15 year old gypsy girl named Preciosa, who is said to be talented, extremely beautiful, and wise beyond her years. Accompanied by her adoptive grandmother and other members of her gypsy family group , Preciosa travels to Madrid , where she meets a charming nobleman , named Juan de Carcome. Juan proposes to Preciosa, only to be challenged to spend two years as a member of Preciosa's gypsy family group, under the alias of Andres Caballero. During these adventurous two years, much is learned both by the main characters and about them, resulting in an unexpected happy ending. The main themes of the story include the making and breaking of stereotypes, female power and freedom, the importance of word, and the so-called truth behind the mystery of gypsy life.
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Jan 27, Kalliope rated it really liked it Shelves: , cervantes , cervantino , classics , fiction-spanish , spain. This is the first novella in the collection of the Exemplary Novels. Cervantes published them in , although they had been written along a twenty-year span. They are of varied themes and structure but the title of their collection emphasizes their purpose.
They are exemplary because they are didactic. They contain morals from which the readers will benefit. Reading with a purpose. The same editor who had published the First part of Don Quijote, Juan de la Cuesta , brought out these. Given how This is the first novella in the collection of the Exemplary Novels.
Given how very successful that work from had been, it is of no surprise. As the collection has twelve stories, my plan is to read one a month and treat them separately, since they were written independently from each other. The Preface to the collection has its own fame.
The second famous section of the Preface is the physiognomic description of himself. The visitors were welcomed with a painted portrait and this description from the Preface written on the wall. La Gitanilla, or the Young Gipsy Girl, is fun. It reads similarly to the interspersed tales in the first part of Don Quijote. This one is of a picaresque and folkloric tone. And soon onto El amante liberal , translated as The Generous Lover.
View all 16 comments. Feb 26, Encarni Prados rated it really liked it. Una bonita historia que forma parte de las novelas ejemplares. La gitanilla es una persona llena de virtudes de la que todos se enamoran y son capaces de hacer verdaderos sacrificios.
Una bella historia con un final insospechado, lo recomiendo!! Dec 30, Paula Duarte Aldeia rated it really liked it. Nice story with all the ingredients of a chivalry love story. Mar 30, B. Moncal rated it really liked it. Jul 14, Camilo D. Esta corta novela de Cervantes es el primer libro que leo de este autor, y la verdad que digo con toda sinceridad es un corto libro pero es una historia muy rica en fundamento.
El libro es rico en versos, con singular detalle y destreza pronunciada por la gitanilla y otros personajes de Esta corta novela de Cervantes es el primer libro que leo de este autor, y la verdad que digo con toda sinceridad es un corto libro pero es una historia muy rica en fundamento.
El libro es rico en versos, con singular detalle y destreza pronunciada por la gitanilla y otros personajes de la novela. La anciana Gitana maneja a su nieta de forma que ambas siempre salgan bien puestas, pero a su vez la Gitana anciana maneja a la Gitanilla Hermosa para sacar su propio provecho.
Les recomiendo que lean esta novela corta, es muy entretenedora y tiene una buena historia que te deja apegada para terminar de leerla. Aug 29, Josefina Vaccari rated it really liked it. Como tal, es una novela de genero realista.
Su vida cobra un rumbo inesperado cuando Preciosa se enamora de de Don Juan. Ahora entendera la ausencia de sus padres, y su actitud tan distinta a la de toda gitana. View 1 comment. Shelves: childhood-and-youth-books , literature-and-art. So it was all the more interesting to read this novel where, much to his time's style, he concocts the story of the beautiful, witty and gifted Gipsy that in the end manages to conquer a lasting happiness.
This book is so lively and ingenious that it is hard to imagine that it was written centuries ago! Definitely a good read. Maria Carmo, Lisbon 19 Th. March Jan 09, Hana rated it really liked it. So beautiful, i wish i could read it in Spanish especially for the beautiful poems but you don't always get what you wish for. Jaime Bond rated it really liked it Jan 20, John B rated it really liked it Jan 15, Violeta rated it really liked it Mar 07, Mariana Garras rated it really liked it Jun 29, Armando Chaure rated it really liked it Jul 31, Arion rated it really liked it Feb 08, Miguel rated it really liked it Aug 16, Pedro Jorge rated it really liked it Aug 24, Carla rated it really liked it Aug 27, Paola rated it really liked it Apr 10, Thay rated it really liked it Nov 10, There are no discussion topics on this book yet.
Readers also enjoyed. About Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His novel Don Quixote is often considered his magnum opus, as well as the first modern novel. His father was Rodrigo de Cervantes, a surgeon of cordoban descent. Little is known of his mother Leonor de Cortinas, except that she was a native of Arganda del Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright.
Little is known of his mother Leonor de Cortinas, except that she was a native of Arganda del Rey. In , Cervantes moved to Italy, where he served as a valet to Giulio Acquaviva, a wealthy priest who was elevated to cardinal the next year. By then, Cervantes had enlisted as a soldier in a Spanish Navy infantry regiment and continued his military life until , when he was captured by Algerian corsairs.
He was then released on ransom from his captors by his parents and the Trinitarians, a Catholic religious order. He subsequently returned to his family in Madrid.
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