Singular though it may seem, Winterbourne was vexed that the young girl, in joining her amoroso
, should not appear more impatient of his own company, and he was vexed because of his inclination.
In her study of the two novella collections, Novelas amorosas y ejemplares and Desenganos amorosos
, Margaret Greer states that Zayas is an "aristocratic, protofeminist writer, torn between gender and class identity" (61).
Her two collections of novellas, Novelas amorosas y ejemplares (1637) and Desenganos amorosos
(1647), were translated, plagiarized, and reissued into the nineteenth century, when they fell into near oblivion.
The Novelas ejemplares y amorosas and the Desenganos amorosos
are fascinating from the perspective of structure, language, and ideology, all of which are marked, logically, by gender inflection.