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Le Cid by Pierre Corneille (Book Analysis): Detailed Summary, Analysis and Reading Guide

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Le Cid by Pierre Corneille is one of the most famous plays of this acclaimed French playwright of the 17th century. In this deeply moving tragicomedy based on a Spanish story, the heroes are torn between love and duty because of a destiny which has irremediably set them up against each other. 

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