Juan Manuel, one of the most distinguished men of his age, was constantly engaged in rebellions and civil wars but, nevertheless, somehow managed to leave to posterity several literary works of considerable importance. He succeeded in making didacticism alive and personal in El Conde Lucanor. He is a prince writing to edify and instruct the people, a man of the world with a keen insight into human character. Like his uncle, King Alfonso X, Juan Manuel was constantly aware that he was writing for the people. His charm consists in the skill with which he uses his narrative to illustrate human character and concentrate the wisdom of the ages.
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Juan Manuel, Infante de Castilla, El Libro dela Caza, El Conde Lucanor
Allison, Wayne L.. "A Tentative Vocabulary of Verbs in Two Works of Juan Manuel." (1955). http://digitalrepository.unm.edu/span_etds/35