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Quintana, Francisco de,
The most Entertaining History of Hippolyto and Aminta (London: A. Bettesworth/ J. Batley/ W. Boreham, 1718).

The most Entertaining| HISTORY| OF| Hippolyto and Aminta.| CONTAINING| Great Variety of surprising Events| in their LIVES, and those of other| remarkable Persons; As,| I. Deep amorous Intrigues.| II. Heroick Enterprises.| III. Strange Exploits of Valour.| IV. Cruel Instances of Revenge.| V. Base Examples of Ingratitude.| VI. Mean knavish Practices.| VII. Dismal Misfortunes.| VIII. Miserable Captivities.| IX. Wonderful Deliverances.| X. Delightful Tales.| With Many other amazing Accidents: And an| agreeable Conclusion of the whole.| [rule]| Translated from the Original Spanish; Written by that| celebrated Wit, Don Francisco de Quintana.| [rule]| LONDON,| Printed for A. Bettesworth, at the Red Lyon; J. Batley| at the Dove; and W. Boreham at the Angel in Pater-|noster-Row. 1718.


titlepage/ [2] pp. preface/ p.1-391/ 12.


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Bibliographical Reference

W. H. McBurney (1960), p.34-35: 93.

History of Publication

Source: Quintana, Francisco de, Historia de Hippolito y Aminta (1627).link


Stevens, Captain John


Title: "History".


Exemplary Spanish novels with acts of violence, duels, the occasional murder motivated by jealousy, forced marriages, escapes, secret marriages - all told in interlocking stories. The heroes searching for each other, face complications with other heroes crossing their ways and plans. A group of young gentlemen, mostly Italian students, all following their respective love affairs, acts in a countryside between villages and towns of Italy and Spain continuously troubled by rivalries, higway-men, pirates and unreliable peasants. Big recapitulations (cf. p.291) have to make sure that the plotlines do not get confused. The book ends abruptly p.306 with a list of all the marriages that evolved out of the events. The two heroes the titlepage offered did not get married. Aminta delighted the crew when she chooses the monastery, which did not interrupt the series of narrations.