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History of the life of the Swindler, called Don Pablos, model for hobos and mirror of misers ; translated as Paul the Sharper or The Scavenger and The Swindler is a picaresque novel by Francisco de Quevedo. It was written around the exact date of completion is not known and published in by a press in Zaragoza without Quevedo’s permission [1]though it had circulated in manuscript form previous to that.

Pablos sets out in life dln two aims: He fails miserably in both. Brian Morris has written that Quevedo pursues Pablos with a series of “desgracias Quevedo satirizes Spanish society, but also attacks Llamadl himself, who attempts throughout the novel to achieve a higher station in life and become a gentleman.

He knows no other. He is young, innocent, a little foolish. The work also incorporates autobiographical elements. Quevedo took off Pacheco’s hat in the first encounter.

They were enemies all their lives. Picaresque works are valuable linguistically because they record the argot of many sectors of society -both the language of the antihero busvon the criminals the antihero meets on his travels.

In terms of its structure, it is divided into three books. Book One is divided into seven chapters; Book Two is pabloz into six chapters; Book Three has ten chapters. One scholar has argued that the busdon Quevedo adopts is not one of randomness and Pablos the focus around whom a series of satirical characters and situations group.

Pablos is first introduced as a child. His father, Clemente Pablo, is a barber and a thief. His mother, Aldonza, is a prostitute and a witch. It is implied that she is a Morisco ; Pablos writes: Pablos wishes pqblos go to school, and his parents agree to let him go. At school, he befriends a boy named Don Diego Coronel, but Pablos suffers various setbacks there.

Pablos decides to neither return to school nor home, and remains as the friend and companion of Don Diego, who llmaado decides to leave school. The two boys suffer from hunger at the hands of Cabra. On their way there, they stop at an inn, where Pablos is mocked and hazed by a group of students. During the night, he is beaten again by four students who shared a room with him.


Pablos then acts out, killing some pigs that did not belong paablos him, and puts on a party, tricking his landlady into giving him two chickens. He also robs some sweets from a local merchant and some swords from the rector and a justice of the peace. His friends laugh at his antics.

Pablos then receives a letter that his father has been hanged and his mother imprisoned. For his part, Don Diego receives a letter from his father stating that he does not wish for his son and Pablos to be friends. On his way to Segovia to claim his inheritance, Pablos encounters a slightly mad engineer. busconn

Many villages were totally abandoned as a result, and local aristocrats were complaining that the new laborers were fewer in number and were not as familiar with local agricultural techniques. They stay at an inn, and Pablos encounters a teacher there, who attempts to give him a lesson. Pablos and the engineer part ways. The next day, Pablos comes across an old cleric, also mad, and they eat dinner at an inn. They also part ways. Pablos continues on his journey, coming across a soldier with terrible wounds, as well as a hermit.

They play cards and the hermit tricks Pablos and the soldiers, thus getting all of the winnings. While everyone is sleeping off the drink, Pablos goes for a walk. When he returns, he kicks out all of the partygoers except for his uncle, with whom he discusses his inheritance.

Pablos takes leave of his uncle, and heads for Madrid, and encounters a man who claims to be a gentleman who has visited the royal court. The alleged hidalgo gives Pablos lessons on how to behave himself at court, how to lie, how to take advantage of certain situations.

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Pablos, still wishing to become a gentleman, is dressed in rags and patched-up clothing. He is subsequently arrested llamxdo thrown into prison, along with his new-found friends. Pablos befriends the jailer, who decides not to flog him. His friends, however, are flogged and exiled to Seville.

Pablos decides to pretend to be busxon in order to win over the daughter of the innkeeper, Berenguela de Rebolledo. Berenguela falls for his lies and tells Pablos to visit her at night by climbing the rooftop and entering her room in this manner.

Vida del Buscon Llamado don Pablos

Unfortunately, the roof collapses. The innkeepers wake up, and, infuriated, beat him and have him thrown into jail. They whip him in jail, until he is liberated by two men, one from Portugal, the other from Cataloniawho also had their sights set on Berenguela. The two men try to arrange a marriage between Berenguela and Pablos, but Pablos encounters some rich, elderly women. One of these old women, however, has three nieces, all single, and wants Pablos to marry one of them.


As they picnic, buscin gentleman approaches, who is none other than Don Diego.

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He spots Pablos without being noticed himself. Pablos plays cards with all the ladies, and wins a lot of money. The next day Don Diego confronts him, and has his old friend beaten. He is arrested by a justice of the peace and taken to an inn.

Pablos pabllos there, until he takes llmaado the road again with a new career: Pablos earns some money and buys new clothes, a sword, and a hat, and takes off to Toledowhere no one will recognize him.

Pablos meets up and joins a group of comedic actors, and Pablos works as a script writer for them. The leader of this band of actors, however, is apprehended by the police. The group is dispersed and Pablos abandons this profession and falls in love with a nun. He goes to mass frequently to see her; the nun ignores him. He travels to Seville, where he joins a group of thieves.

The thieves go out to drink and eat together, and become intoxicated. When they return home, they are stopped by the police, who kill one of the thieves.

Historia de la vida del Buscón, llamado Don Pablos, ejemplo de vagabundos y espejo de tacaños

The others disperse and are not caught, but Pablos and the other thieves decide to try their luck in the Indiesto see if their luck will change. Pablos tells us, at the end of the novel, that things in the Americas went even worse for him there. A film version of the novel was made in From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. University of Hull, May, Wit of the Golden Age: Articles on Spanish Literature Edition Reichenberger, Famous Duels Archived at the Wayback Machine.

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