Best Boy in Spain, The/El mejor mozo de España

Lope de Vega


Translated by David M. Gitlitz

Bilingual edition

Isabel of Castile is without a husband, and in fifteenth-century Spain marriage was an opportunity for alliance. Isabel’s decision is so important politically that she becomes the center of nefarious schemes in which her advisors and her half brother vie to control her destiny while various suitors compete for her hand. Isabel must overcome serious obstacles, including virtual imprisonment and lack of funds, before she triumphs.