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the "ultimate player's" mistake... - what now???? May 3, 2004
well, what is to happen when the "ultimate player", who has arranged an impossible game of snakes and ladders by which to try the worth of the object of his seduction is the first one to commit the mistake that gives it all away??? naturally enough, in such a case, she has no option but to call for all cards to be now put on the table - signs and gestures cannot continue to be after this unexpected turn of events: that the creator of the trap has been the first one to go and call the King when the roof was just "not" falling. so what is he to do after this has happened? was the posibility of "his" failing in his books? as to her, she is only sure that nothing can continue to be quite as it was and also it is somehow a shame that now there is just nothing more to hope for, nothing more to upset the monotony of life all of a sudden. she knew that she would not have failed, but she had simply not expected that he would just rush to do wrong at the very first trial of trust...!!
The definitive elaboration on an ancient legend Jan 25, 2001
This is the most famous depiction of the ancient legend of Don Juan, the unrepentant and bold sinner from Spain. A masterwork of Romanticism, "Don Juan" tells the story of Juan Tenorio, a worldly man whose only interest in life is to seduce as many women as he can. He makes a bet with his friend Luis Mejía, to see who is more fortunate with women. Don Juan wins, but his father writes him off from his testament. After that, Don Juan rapes Luis' fiancée. All this gives him, of course, a bad reputation, so the father of his beloved Ines forbids him to marry her. Events unfold then at a rapid pace, amidst duels, murders, illegitimate seductions and tragedy, including the apparition of ghosts. But more than just a cloak-and-dagger play, this work is a fascinating elaboration on the central myths of sin and repentance; of trespassing and divine forgiving; of the redeeming possibilities of true love, as distinguished from the sins of the flesh which lead to hell. In the Spanish world, it is the play that is staged every year, by the beginning of November when Day of the Dead is celebrated. It is a sum-up of the Romantic myth and, as all classical works, it admits different interpretations, from the literal to the philosophical. And it's a lot of fun too.
The Ultimate Player Oct 21, 2000
Don Juan Tenorio is the ultimate player. He is to players what William Shakespear is to poets. This is a fascinating story which talk about Don Juan, a young man that is out to seduce as many women as he can. Not only that, but he is probably the most succesful player ever known to man! find out what happens to him in this classic story full to the brim of adventure and excitement.
Don Juan Tenorio Oct 21, 2000
This book tells of the fascinating story of Don Juan Tenorio, the ultimate player. Don Juan is to players what William Shakespear is to poets. This story is told with a masterful wit, and has an incredibly exciting plot. This book, like so many others, is one of those that many people know, but few have read. This book is well worth the money spent on it.