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The Song of the Cid (Penguin Classics) A Dual-Language Edition with Parallel Text

 
 
 
 
The Song of the Cid (Penguin Classics) A Dual-Language Edition with Parallel Text
Author: Anonymous
ISBN 13: 9780143105657
ISBN 10: 143105655
Edition: 1 Blg
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: 2009-03-31
Format: Paperback
Pages: 288
List Price: $17.00
 
 

From a legendary translator: a magnificent new rendering of Spain's national epic

Venture into the heart of Islamic Spain in this vibrant, rollicking new translation of The Song of the Cid, the only surviving epic from medieval Spain. Banished from the court of King Alfonso, the noble warrior Rodrigo Diaz, know as the Cid, sets out from Castile to restore his name. In a series of battles, he earns wealth and honor for his men and his king, as well as fame and admiration for himself. But it is in rescuing his daughters from their ill-suited marriages that the Cid faces the ultimate challenge to the medieval heroic ideal.