The Exemplary Novels of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra


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(4.6 stars; 4 reviews)

Originally compiled by Cervantes himself in 1613 as a collection of "exemplary" stories, this translated version from 1881 brings these stories to the English reader. Included in the collection are twelve stories selected by Cervantes, including "A Deceitful Marriage," which famously transitions seamlessly and humorously into the "Dialogue Between Scipio and Berganze". (Summary by Tim Ferreira)

(18 hr 10 min)

Chapters

Introductory Remarks 9:58 Read by Tim Ferreira
The Lady Cornelia, Part 1 37:49 Read by Margaret Espaillat
The Lady Cornelia, Part 2 34:44 Read by Margaret Espaillat
The Lady Cornelia, Part 3 34:11 Read by Margaret Espaillat
Rinconete and Cortadillo: Or, Peter of the Corner and the Little Cutter, Part 1 34:29 Read by elmay
Rinconete and Cortadillo: Or, Peter of the Corner and the Little Cutter, Part 2 32:09 Read by elmay
Rinconete and Cortadillo: Or, Peter of the Corner and the Little Cutter, Part 3 29:33 Read by elmay
The Licentiate Vidriera; Or, Doctor Glass-Case, Part 1 36:16 Read by Bob Neufeld
The Licentiate Vidriera; Or, Doctor Glass-Case, Part 2 29:02 Read by Bob Neufeld
The Deceitful Marriage 32:17 Read by TriciaG
Dialogue Between Scipio and Berganza, Dogs of the Hospital of the Resurrection … 1:04:08 Read by Barry Eads
Dialogue Between Scipio and Berganza, Dogs of the Hospital of the Resurrection … 1:01:04 Read by TriciaG
The Little Gipsy Girl, Part 1 27:20 Read by Grant Hurlock
The Little Gipsy Girl, Part 2 35:13 Read by Grant Hurlock
The Little Gipsy Girl, Part 3 50:51 Read by Grant Hurlock
The Little Gipsy Girl, Part 4 41:28 Read by Grant Hurlock
The Generous Lover, Part 1 32:58 Read by KirksVoice
The Generous Lover, Part 2 23:39 Read by KirksVoice
The Generous Lover, Part 3 37:43 Read by KirksVoice
The Spanish-English Lady, Part 1 27:15 Read by Amy Gramour
The Spanish-English Lady, Part 2 28:25 Read by Amy Gramour
The Spanish-English Lady, Part 3 27:08 Read by Amy Gramour
The Force of Blood 41:42 Read by Ulf Bjorklund
The Jealous Estramaduran, Part 1 41:05 Read by dmbrought
The Jealous Estramaduran, Part 2 41:28 Read by MaryAnn
The Illustrious Scullery-Maid, Part 1 28:25 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
The Illustrious Scullery-Maid, Part 2 39:22 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
The Illustrious Scullery-Maid, Part 3 27:32 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
The Illustrious Scullery-Maid, Part 4 21:29 Read by Mary Herndon Bell
The Two Damsels, Part 1 47:10 Read by Bob Gonzalez
The Two Damsels, Part 2 34:19 Read by Bob Gonzalez

Reviews

Well Read Stories, One Warning/Spoiler

(4 stars)

These are well-read stories, and for the most part are really good in content as well. One warning (and spoiler): I was a little put aback by (I think it was) The Force of Blood, in which the girl is raped by a stranger, but falls in love with him and marries him in the end. It will probably be offensive to anyone who has been sexually assaulted.

(5 stars)

I is good to hear the books,but it takes time to digest it,so the book must be heard more then one time,it should be as meniy so it will make difference