The Lusiads

The Lusiads PDF

Author: Luis Vaz de Camões

Publisher: Penguin UK

Published: 2007-04-26

Total Pages: 225

ISBN-13: 0141962461


First published in 1572, The Lusiads is one of the greatest epic poems of the Renaissance, immortalizing Portugal's voyages of discovery with an unrivalled freshness of observation. At the centre of The Lusiads is Vasco da Gama's pioneer voyage via southern Africa to India in 1497-98. The first European artist to cross the equator, Camoes's narrative reflects the novelty and fascination of that original encounter with Africa, India and the Far East. The poem's twin symbols are the Cross and the Astrolabe, and its celebration of a turning point in mankind's knowledge of the world unites the old map of the heavens with the newly discovered terrain on earth. Yet it speaks powerfully, too, of the precariousness of power, and of the rise and decline of nationhood, threatened not only from without by enemies, but from within by loss of integrity and vision.

Delphi Collected Works of Luis de Camoes with The Lusiads (Illustrated)

Delphi Collected Works of Luis de Camoes with The Lusiads (Illustrated) PDF

Author: Luis de Camoes

Publisher: Delphi Classics

Published: 2015-10-03

Total Pages: 1574



Portugal's greatest poet, Luís de Camões is famous for his epic poem ‘The Lusiads’ and his mastery of lyrical verse. His influence is so profound that Portuguese is sometimes simply referred to as the ‘language of Camões’. The Delphi Poets Series offers readers the works of literature's finest poets, with superior formatting. This volume presents Camões’ collected poetical works, with beautiful illustrations and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1) * Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Camões’ life and works * Concise introductions to the poetry * Images of how the poetry books were first printed, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts * Excellent formatting of the poems * Multiple translations of ‘The Lusiads’ – including Richard Francis Burton’s learned translation, first time in digital print * Provides a special dual English and Portuguese text, allowing readers to compare stanzas of Burton’s translation and the original text – ideal for students * Easily locate the poems you want to read * Includes Camões’ lyrical verse, translated by Burton - spend hours exploring the poet's rare works – available in no other collection * Features a bonus biography - discover Camões’ literary life * Scholarly ordering of texts into chronological order and literary genres Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles CONTENTS: The Poetry Books THE LUSIADS: 1880 BURTON TRANSLATION THE LUSIADS: DUAL PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH TEXT THE LUSIADS: 1776 MICKLE TRANSLATION THE LYRICKS The Biography BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: LUIS VAZ DE CAMOENS by Edgar Prestage Please visit to browse through our range of exciting titles