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The Life of Lazarillo of Tormes: His Fortunes and Misfortunes as Told by Himself

The Life of Lazarillo of Tormes: His Fortunes and Misfortunes as Told by Himself

'Sometime around 1550 a little book, published anonymously, appeared in Spain. It purported to relate the life of one Lazarillo of Tormes, whose only goal since childhood had been to fill his empty belly. For its wit, unerring characterizations, realistic observation, and its sage acceptance of life, the tale went straight to the hearts of all Spain. Immediately translated into other languages, it was soon being read with delight throughout...

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