Lieutenant Nun

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Lieutenant Nun

Lieutenant Nun

Memoir of a Basque Transvestite in the New World

By: Catalina de Erauso

audio performed by: Adriana Pascual
genre: Biography - Biography
publication date:02/21/2017


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.