Fernando de Rojas, of Jewish descent, published in 1499 La Celestina, then titled The Comedy of Calisto and Melibea. Although it’s considered a novel, it’s entirely written as a series of dialogues. La Celestina is a love story that mixes comedy, tragedy and picaresque realism. It tells the story of Calisto, who uses the old procuress Celestina to start an affair with the unmarried and secluded Melibea. In the process, both Celestina and the servants of Calisto make profit out of the affair. That mixed with the lust of Calisto and Melibea will have fatal consequences, but better if you discover that by yourself!
- Series: Drama Classics
- Paperback: 128 pages
- Publisher: Nick Hern Books (April 1, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 185459818X
- ISBN-13: 978-1854598189
- Product Dimensions: 4.2 x 0.5 x 6.3 inches