THE KNIGHTS OF THE CAPE & 37 Other Selections from the Tradiciones Peruanas by Ricardo Palma

THE KNIGHTS OF THE CAPE & 37 Other Selections from the Tradiciones Peruanas

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KIRKUS REVIEW

A part of the Hispanic literary tradition, for a special market, in a selection of episodes from the Tradiciones Peruanas written in the last half of the 19th century. They evoked the Peruvian past, its Civil War days, in its ""intimate and legendary aspects"", with all the violence and intrigue, splendor and squalor, piety and superstition of the times. Here are the figures of Pizarro and Carbajal --""demon of the Andes"", of lovely ladies and libertines, hidalgos and pompous viceroys, saints and devils and hobgoblins, monks and friars, in exploits which are lively --picaresque -- amusing.

Pub Date: July 16th, 1945
Publisher: Knopf