Collection: Cervantes & Co. Spanish Classics

Designed with the English-speaking student in mind, these groundbreaking editions of classic Spanish literature lead the way in the classroom. Each work is presented in the original Spanish with copious side glosses, footnotes, glossary, and a clear introduction in English.

Their introductions give information about the life and times of the author, important facts about the work, and things to watch out for in the text. Sometimes grammatical information is also given. For editions of plays in verse, explanations of rhyme and meter are given.

We use accurate texts in these editions, either from the public domain, prepared by the editor, or with permission of the publisher.

Words or short expressions in the text that college students of Spanish are unlikely to know—or perhaps should know but may notare glossed in the margins; if expressions won’t fit, they are translated in footnotes. English is used because it makes comprehension instantaneous and exact.

Scholar editions prepared in Spain for Spanish students assume cultural baggage that American students do not have, so lots of references to cultural, historical, mythological, biblical and regional items that you do not see in Spanish editions are footnoted in ours. Since interpretation of the text is for students and their teachers to discuss and figure out, footnotes are only explicative and not interpretative. To make reference in class easy, lines are numbered.

Finally, the Spanish-English glossary includes many more words than those glossed in the margins, and definitions are limited to the meanings from the text.

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  • "La Celestina," by Fernando de Rojas, edited by Patrica Finch
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  • "El Alcalde de Zalamea," by Pedro Calderón de la Barca, edited by Vincent Martin
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  • "Abel Sánchez," by Miguel de Unamuno, edited by Susan G. Polansky
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  • "El Abencerraje," edited by Mark Groundland
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  • "La dama duende," by Calderón de la Barca, edited by Fernando Gómez
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  • "Novelas ejemplares y amorosas & Desengaños amorosos," by Zayas, edited by Sara Colburn-Alsop
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  • "La vida del Buscón," by Quevedo, edited by Carolyn Nadeau
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  • "A Literary Companion to Don Quijote," by David G. Burton
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