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Gitanilla

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Gitanilla is a charming novella by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra that follows the story of a gypsy girl named Preciosa. The narrative is filled with adventure, romance, and humor, making it an engaging read from start to finish.

The character of Preciosa is both endearing and complex, as she navigates the challenges of being a young woman in a society that looks down upon her gypsy heritage. Through her encounters with various suitors and her interactions with other members of the gypsy community, Preciosa's strength and resilience shine through.

Cervantes' writing style is both lyrical and witty, with clever dialogue and vivid descriptions that bring the story to life. The novella is relatively short, but Cervantes manages to pack a lot of depth and emotion into its pages.

Overall, Gitanilla is a delightful read that offers a glimpse into the vibrant and often misunderstood world of the gypsy community. With its memorable characters and captivating storyline, this novella is sure to entertain and inspire readers of all ages.

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La Gitanilla relata la historia de una gitana joven que fue conocida por todos los lugares donde anduvo a causa de su extrema belleza y a la par honestidad. De nombre Preciosa, nieta de una vieja gitana, vivía con total libertad, hasta que a la edad de 15 años se enamoró de ella un galante caballero que cambió su vida y sus costumbres para volverse gitano con el fin de hacerse esposo suyo. En el trayecto de estas vivencias los sucesos acontecidos revelan los antepasados del caballero y de la misma Preciosa, que por ser tales y tan importantes logran hacer que la historia termine con un gran final feliz.


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