El Buscón  

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El Buscón (full title Historia de la vida del Buscón, llamado Don Pablos, ejemplo de vagamundos y espejo de tacaños (literally: History of the life of the Swindler, called Don Pablos, model for hobos and mirror of misers); translated as Paul the Sharper or The Scavenger and The Swindler) is a picaresque novel by Francisco de Quevedo. It was written around 1604 (the exact date of completion is not known) and published in 1626 by a press in Zaragoza (without Quevedo's permission ), though it had circulated in manuscript form previous to that.

It is considered the masterpiece of the picaresque novel by A.A. Parker, because of its baroque style and the study of the delinquent psychology.

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