Le Cid by Pierre Corneille

"Le Cid" is a dramatic play that follows the story of a young nobleman who is torn between love and honor. The protagonist is faced with a dilemma when he is ordered to kill his beloved's father in a duel to defend his own father's honor. Despite his love for his girlfriend, he chooses honor over love and kills her father, leading to a series of tragic events. The play explores themes of duty, honor, and the moral complexities of revenge.

The 1823rd greatest book of all time


Published
1637
Nationality
French
Type
Fiction
Pages
Unknown
Words
22,000
Original Language
French

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