In Vida del escudero Marcos de Obregón (Relations of the Life of the Squire Marcos de Obregón) Vicente Espinel builds more of a adventure story than a picaresque work. His style is far from the bombast of other works of the genre. It is set in very different places (one of the scenes tells of his captivity in Algeria). The critique includes Espinel among the authors who reflected the lives of a class in decline in Spain at the time: Christians of Islamic origin. Also, the Life of the squire Marcos de Obregón contains fascinating scenes about the musical practice in the Spanish court of his time.
(Description has been translated into English, Book edition is in Spanish)