Song of the Cid

Song of the Cid

A Dual-Language Edition with Parallel Text

by Anonymous, Burton Raffel (Translator)
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Dual Language, ©2009, ISBN: 9780143105657
Trade Paperback, 288 pages
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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.

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