Lieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World

TitleLieutenant Nun: Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1996
AuthorsErauso, Catalina
Number of Pages127
PublisherBeacon Press
CityBoston
Abstract

One of the earliest known autobiographies by a woman, this is the extraordinary tale of Catalina de Erauso, who in 1599 escaped from a Basque convent dressed as a man and went on to live one of the most wildly fantastic lives of any woman in history. A soldier in the Spanish army, she traveled to Peru and Chile, became a gambler, and even mistakenly killed her own brother in a duel. During her lifetime she emerged as the adored folkloric hero of the Spanish-speaking world. This delightful translation of Catalina's own work introduces a new audience to her audacious escapades.

Short TitleLieutenant Nun
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