Classic Spanish Stories and Plays
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The Great Works of Spanish Literature for INTERMEDIATE Students
Classic Spanish Stories and Plays allows learners the thrill of reading in Spanish the great classics of Spanish literature. From El Cid (1140) to El Burlador de Sevilla (1630), this unique reader spans five hundred years from the first Spanish epic poem to one of the final masterpieces of Spain's Golden Age, and it includes Don Quijote (1605)
Expertly abridged to capture all the key scenes and action of the original, each story and play in this collection has been adapted in prose using contemporary Spanish that is accessible to intermediate-level learners. Ample cultural notes and translations of difficult words are included, saving the reader time spent looking up terms in the dictionary. An extensive vocabulary is also included at the back of the book, while comprehension questions after each scene, act, or story check understanding. In addition, the Introduction provides the historical and literary context for each work.
For all who wish to expand their knowledge of the Spanish language as well as develop their understanding of Spanish literature, history, and culture, Classic Spanish Stories and Plays is the ideal reader.
Contents: El Cid, Los cuentos del conde Lucanor, La Celestina, Lazarillo de Tormes, Aventuras del ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha, Fuenteovejuna, La verdad sospechosa, El burlador de Sevilla.