Don Quixote

Don Quixote

eBook - 2018
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Hailed by Dostoyevsky as The final and greatest utterance of the human mind, Don Quixote constitutes a founding work of modern Western literature. Cervantes' masterpiece has been translated into more than sixty languages, and the novel's fantasy-driven knight, Don Quixote, and his loyal squire, Sancho Panza, rank among fiction's most recognized characters. Their adventures have been interpreted for film, opera, and ballet, and they head a cast of characters that comprises a diverse array of beliefs and perspectives, reflecting the historical realities of seventeenth-century Spain. Within its absorbing re-creation of the world during Cervantes' time, this parody of chivalric romances and epic of heroic idealism forms a strikingly contemporary narrative. The author is often credited with inventing the concept of the novel, addressing himself to the readers rather than the characters or the action. This edition of his landmark work presents the acclaimed 1755 Tobias Smollett translation.
Publisher: [United States] : Dover Publications, 2018.
Characteristics: 1 online resource
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HaveYouRead
Nov 03, 2015

I love Don Quixote. He is a lunatic. A sweet lunatic. I could listen to him talk all day long.

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becker
Oct 15, 2015

Well it took me four months to finish this book but now I am very sad to say goodbye. Don Quixote and Sancho Panza are two of the greatest characters of all time. I will really miss the argumentative and funny banter between them. So glad to have read this.

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chartman454
Feb 20, 2013

A very long and suprisingly funny read. Full of gems, in regards to quotes and phrases. Speaks to philosophy of life.

daymakerdave Feb 15, 2011

Well, this was a major commitment to read this one beginning to end. I'm proud of myself for getting through it all! Great read!

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mariaf
Mar 02, 2009

Widely regarded as the wqorld's first modern novel, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errand Don Quixote de La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza as they travel through sixteenth century Spain.

Short and sweet version -- believe me, when compared to the original!

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