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Don Quixote (Don Quijote de la Mancha #1-2)
by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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Don Quixote (Don Quijote de la Mancha #1-2) by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra Overview

Don Quixote has become so entranced by reading chivalric romances, that he determines to become a knight-errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, his exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways. While Quixote's fancy often leads him astray – he tilts at windmills, imagining them to be giants – Sancho acquires cunning and a certain sagacity. Don Quixote has become so entranced by reading chivalric romances, that he determines to become a knight-errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, his exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways. While Quixote's fancy often leads him astray – he tilts at windmills, imagining them to be giants – Sancho acquires cunning and a certain sagacity. Sane madman and wise fool, they roam the world together, and together they have haunted readers' imaginations for nearly four hundred years. With its experimental form and literary playfulness, Don Quixote generally has been recognized as the first modern novel. The book has had enormous influence on a host of writers, from Fielding and Sterne to Flaubert, Dickens, Melville, and Faulkner, who reread it once a year, "just as some people read the Bible."

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

About Don Quixote (Don Quijote de la Mancha #1-2) Description

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His novel Don Quixote is often considered his magnum opus, as well as the first modern novel. It is assumed that Miguel de Cervantes was born in Alcalá de Henares. His father was Rodrigo de Cervantes, a surgeon of cordoban descent. Little is known of his mother Leonor de Cortinas, except that she was a native of Arganda del

Data Book Don Quixote (Don Quijote de la Mancha #1-2)

Original Title El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha ISBN 0142437239 (ISBN13: 9780142437230 ) Edition Language English Series Don Quijote de la Mancha #1-2 Characters Sancho Panza, Don Quijote de la Mancha setting La Mancha (Spain) Barcelona (Spain) Spain Literary Awards Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards Nominee for Best Adaptation from Another Medium & Best Humor Publication (2014), Βραβείο Λογοτεχνικής Μετάφρασης ΕΚΕΜΕΛ for Ισπανόφωνη Λογοτεχνία (2010), Premio de traducción literaria Valle Inclán for John Rutherford (2002) (1916)