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Don Quixote  : Vintage Classics - Miguel De Cervantes

Don Quixote

Vintage Classics

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The definitive translation of the world's greatest novel

Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, and one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, DON QUIXOTE chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. Unless you read Spanish, you've never read DON QUIXOTE.

About the Author

Miguel de Cervantes was born on September 29, 1547, in Alcala de Henares, Spain. At twenty-three he enlisted in the Spanish militia and in 1571 fought against the Turks in the battle of Lepanto, where a gunshot wound permanently crippled his left hand. He spent four more years at sea and then another five as a slave after being captured by Barbary pirates. Ransomed by his family, he returned to Madrid but his disability hampered him; it was in debtor's prison that he began to write DON QUIXOTE. Cervantes wrote many other works, including poems and plays, but he remains best known as the author of DON QUIXOTE. He died on April 23, 1616.

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    Very good book, I enjoyed reading it a lot.

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    "Don Quixote is the first modern novel, perhaps the most eternal novel ever written and certainly the fountainhead of European and American fiction" -- Carlos Fuentes "What a unique monument is this book! How its creative genius, critical, free, and human, soars above its age!" -- Thomas Mann "A fluent translation-has energy and clarity-and the rhythm of the telling is compelling" Guardian "Indisputably the definitive translation" Observer "Cervantes is the founder of the Modern Era. The novelist need answer to no one but Cervantes. Don Quixote is practically unthinkable as a living being, and yet, in our memory, what character is more alive?" -- Milan Kundera

    ISBN: 9780099469698
    ISBN-10: 0099469693
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 992
    Published: March 2005
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 21.5 x 13.7  x 5.0
    Weight (kg): 0.88