9780807070734

Lieutenant Nun

  • ISBN 13:

    9780807070734

  • ISBN 10:

    0807070734

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 06/30/1997
  • Publisher: Beacon Press

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Summary

One of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman, this is the extraordinary tale of Catalina de Erauso, who in 1599 escaped from a Basque convent dressed as a man and went on to live one of the most wildly fantastic lives of any woman in history. A soldier in the Spanish army, she traveled to Peru and Chile, became a gambler, and even mistakenly killed her own brother in a duel. During her lifetime she emerged as the adored folkloric hero of the Spanish-speaking world. This delightful translation of Catalina's own work introduces a new audience to her audacious escapades.

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