Guzmán de Alfarache by Mateo Alemán

Guzmán de Alfarache [ɡuðˈman de alfaˈɾatʃe] is a picaresque novel written by Mateo Alemán and published in two parts: the first in Madrid in 1599 with the title Primera parte de Guzmán de Alfarache, and the second in 1604, titled Segunda parte de la vida de Guzmán de Alfarache, atalaya de la vida humana.The works tells the first person adventures of a picaro, a young street urchin, as he matures into adulthood. It thus ultimately both recounts adventures and moralizes on those childish excesses. Guzmán de Alfarache, by this means, is conceived as an extensive doctrinal sermon about the sins of society, and was so received by the author's contemporaries, despite the hybrid qualities between an engaging novel and a moralizing discourse. The novel was highly popular in its time. Many editions were published, not only in Spanish, but in French, German, English, Italian, and Latin. The English translation, by James Mabbe, was published in 1622, under alternative titles The Rogue and The Life of Guzman de Alfarache. Apocryphal sequels and imitations were also soon produced, being that of 1602, written, probably, by the lawyer and poet Juan Martí, under the pseudonym of Mateo Luján de Sayavedra, and published in Valencia, the most important and successful, due to its influence on the second part of Alemán.

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Guzmán de Alfarache, El (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 34592 $0.00 2011
The Life and Adventures of Guzman D'alfarache, Or the Spanish Rogue, Tr. by J.H. Brady Paperback 12613190 $18.90 2017
The Life And Adventures Of Lazarillo De Tormes; The Life And Adventures Of Guzman D'Alfarache (1890) Paperback 15848136 $33.95 $25.46 2007
The Life and Adventures of Guzman D'Alfarache, or the Spanish Rogue [Volume 1 of 3] (Treasure Trove Classics) Kindle Edition 402257 $0.99 2016
Guzman de Alfarache (Segunda Parte) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 12913024 $16.00 2017
Guzmán de Alfarache (Los mejores clásicos) (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 679668 $3.91 2015
The Life of Guzman D'alfarache: Or, the Spanish Rogue. to Which Is Added, the Celebrated Tragi-Comedy, Celestina Paperback 9050060 $19.13 2018
Guzmán de Alfarache (Clásicos) (Spanish Edition) Hardcover 15713728 $71.38 2013
Guzmán de Alfarache Mass Market Paperback 3301015 $16.58 2015
Guzman de Alfarache II Paperback 591705 $14.75 $4.50 2005
Guzmán de Alfarache (Spanish Edition) Paperback 2886048 $18.49 1913
The Spanish rogue, or, the life of Guzman de Alfarache. ... In two parts. ... Paperback 4124170 $22.75 $22.75 2010
The Life and Adventures of Guzman D'alfarache, Or the Spanish Rogue, Tr. by J.H. Brady Paperback 18338424 $30.99 2012
Antología Mateo Alemán: Guzman de Alfarache (con notas) (Spanish Edition) Paperback 984949 $7.09 2017
Vida del Pícaro Guzman de Alfarache (Spanish Edition) Paperback 13873798 $6.30 $7.56 2016
The Life and Adventures of Guzman D'Alfarache, or the Spanish Rogue [Volume 3 of 3] Kindle Edition 1041665 $0.99 2016
Guzmán de Alfarache, I (Spanish Edition) Paperback 3125028 $14.42 $1.36 2006
The Life and Adventures of Guzman D'Alfarache, or the Spanish Rogue [Volume 2 of 3] (Treasure Trove Classics) Kindle Edition 1606043 $0.99 2016
Guzmán de Alfarache (Adobe PDF) (F. COLECCION) (Spanish Edition) Kindle Edition 840211 $2.99 2015