'So, having lost his wits, he came up with the strangest idea ever concocted by a crazy man, and that was that he thought it right and necessary, both to increase his honour and to serve the republic, to roam the world on horseback, dressed in his armour, seeking adventures.'
When an ageing, impoverished nobelman decides to style himself "Don Quixote" and embarks upon a series of daring endeavours, it is clear that his ability to distinguish between realisty and the fantasy world of literary romance has broken down. His exploits turn into comic misadventures, in which everyday objects are transformed into the accoutrements of chivalry, peasant girls become princesses and windmills are mistaken for formiddable giants, leading the hero and his squire Sancho Panza into the realms of absurdity and humiliation.
Renowned for its comical set pieces, Don Quixote is a profound meditation on the relationship between truth and fiction and the morality of deceptiom, as well as the foundation stone of the modern novel.
About the Author
Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616) was a novelist, playwright and poet, and is arguably the most eminent figure in Spanish literature. He is best known for Don Quixote, which is one of the most widely read books in world literature.
The ultimate and most sublime example of human thought. - Fyodor Dostoevsky This translation is a valuable addition to the many resources Tom Lathrop has already produced for understanding Cervantes. It should have a wide appeal. - TLS"
Series: Alma Classics Evergreens
Number Of Pages: 992
Published: 1st October 2014
Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 13.2 x 5.2
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1