Cover: Fernan Mendez Pinto in HARDCOVER

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Fernan Mendez Pinto

Comedia Famosa en dos Partes

The editors of this volume, who have perfected the basic text and corrected printing and metrical defects, emphasize the play’s debt to the Portuguese adventurer Fernão Mendes Pinto whose prose epic (the Peregrinaçam) on the Portuguese presence in South, East and Insular Asia inspired the Spanish work. Their introductory studies explain the play’s understandable yet false attribution to Lope de Vega and prove authorship by Antonio Enriquez Gomez, peninsular exile and ultimate victim of the Spanish Inquisition.

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