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Don Quixote

Don Quixote

Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
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Don Quixote has become so entranced by reading romances of chivalry that he determines to become a knight errant and pursue bold adventures, accompanied by his squire, the cunning Sancho Panza. As they roam the world together, the aging Quixote's fancy leads them wildly astray. At the same time the relationship between the two men grows in fascinating subtlety. Often considered to be the first modern novel, Don Quixote is a wonderful burlesque of the popular literature its disordered protagonist is obsessed with.

Author description

Miguel de Cervantes Saaverda's (1547-1616) life was occupied with a struggle to earn a livelihood from literature and humble government employment. As well as Don Quixote, he wrote a number of plays and a collection of highly accomplished short stories, Exemplary Tales (1613). John Rutherford is a Fellow of the Queen's College Oxford and a Senior Lecturer in Spanish and Spanish American literature. He has translated Leopoldo's La Regenta for Penguin Classics.

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General Fields

  • : 9780140449099
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : Penguin Classics
  • : November 2002
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 44mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
  • : Paperback
  • : en
  • : 863.3
  • : 1056
  • : notes, chronology