Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda

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Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda
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Title page of first edition (1617)
Author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Original title Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda
Country Spain
Language Spanish
Genre Romance, Byzantine novel
Media type Print

The Works of Persiles and Sigismunda is a romance or Byzantine novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, his last work and one that stands in opposition to the more famous novel Don Quixote by its embrace of the fantastic rather than the commonplace.[1] While Cervantes is known primarily for Don Quixote, widely regarded as one of the foremost classic novels of all time, he himself believed the Persiles, as it is commonly called, to be his crowning achievement.[2] He completed it only three days before his death, and it was posthumously published in 1617.[3]


  1. ^ Sacchetti, Maria (2001). Cervantes' Los trabajos de Persiles y Sigismunda: A Study of Genre. Tamesis Books. ISBN 978-1-85566-077-9. 
  2. ^ http://www.ems.kcl.ac.uk/content/proj/cerv/pers/pro-cerv-pers.html
  3. ^ Canavaggio, Jean. "Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616): Life and Portrait". The Cervantes Project. Retrieved 2011-05-21. 

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