Life Is a Dream by Pedro Calderón de la Barca

"Life is a Dream" is a philosophical allegory regarding the human situation and the mystery of life. The play follows the story of Segismundo, Prince of Poland, who has been imprisoned in a tower by his father, King Basilio, following a dire prophecy that the prince would bring disaster to the country and death to the King. Basilio briefly frees Segismundo but returns him to the tower when the prince proves violent and unruly. The story explores themes of free will, fate, power and the thin line that separates reality from dreams.

The 1198th greatest book of all time


Published
1635
Nationality
Spanish
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
26,000
Original Language
Spanish

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