Don Quixote

Author: Miguel Cervantes
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141908335
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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.

Don Quixote

Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440673016
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Don Quixote has become so entranced reading tales of chivalry that he decides to turn knight errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, these 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 has been generally recognized as the first modern novel. This Penguin Classics edition, with its beautiful new cover design, includes John Rutherford's masterly translation, which does full justice to the energy and wit of Cervantes's prose, as well as a brilliant critical introduction by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarriá.

Don Quixote

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Publisher: London ; Montreal : Penguin Books
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The story of the adventurous knight-errant and his squire Sancho Panzo, who set out to right the wrongs of the world. Although published nearly 400 years ago in Spanish, this parody of the chivalrous life remains amazingly familiar in translation today-perhaps from the extensive influence it has played on novelists, playwrights and even composers over the centuries, or perhaps from its eternal story of the childlike and comic view of a decayed world by a madman stuck in a golden past.

Don Quixote

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Publisher: London ; Montreal : Penguin Books
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The story of the adventurous knight-errant and his squire Sancho Panzo, who set out to right the wrongs of the world. Although published nearly 400 years ago in Spanish, this parody of the chivalrous life remains amazingly familiar in translation today-perhaps from the extensive influence it has played on novelists, playwrights and even composers over the centuries, or perhaps from its eternal story of the childlike and comic view of a decayed world by a madman stuck in a golden past.

Exemplary Stories

Author: Miguel Cervantes
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141960280
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Composed throughout Cervantes's writing life and mentioned in Don Quixote, his Exemplary Stories are among the first and finest Spanish short stories: ranging from traditional tales of love to incisive moral fables. In The Little Gipsy Girl, an Italianate romance, the nomadic life is idealised through a love affair between the beautiful Preciosa and a nobleman who agrees to live as a gipsy to win her heart. Elsewhere, the intricacies of love are further explored in tales such as The Jealous Extremaduran, while the picaresque Rinconette and Cortadillo, depicting the friendship between a card-sharper and a pickpocket, presents a very different insight into the lower classes of seventeenth-century Spain. Widely regarded as one of Cervantes's greatest stories, The Dogs' Colloquy brilliantly captures Spanish conversation and society in its depiction of a discussion between two dogs mysteriously granted the gift of speech.

Don Quixote

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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The Humble Story Of Don Quixote

Author: Cesáreo Bandera
Publisher: CUA Press
ISBN: 0813214521
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In this original study by Cesáreo Bandera, the intimate connection between the simplicity and humility of the story and its greatness is explored. Other comparisons are also made: the story of the picaresque rogue, on the one hand, and the psychological insights of the pastoral novel, on the other.

The Cervantean Heritage

Author: J. A. G. Ardila
Publisher: MHRA
ISBN: 1906540039
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"The contributors to this volume now offer a comprehensive and innovative picture of this reception history, discussing the English translations of Cervantes's works, the literary genres which developed in his shadow, and the best-known authors who consciously emulated him. Cervantes emerges as perhaps the greatest outside influence on English literature since the Renaissance." --Book Jacket.

The Penguin Classics Book

Author: Henry Eliot
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141990937
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Penguin Classics is the largest and best-known classics imprint in the world. From The Epic of Gilgamesh to the poetry of the First World War, and covering all the greatest works of fiction, poetry, drama, history and philosophy in between, this reader's companion encompasses 500 authors, 1,200 books and 4,000 years of world literature. Stuffed full of stories, author biographies, book summaries and recommendations, and illustrated with thousands of historic Penguin Classic covers, this is an exhilarating and comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to explore and discover the best books ever written.

Don Quixote

Author: Slav N. Gratchev
Publisher: Bucknell University Press
ISBN: 1611488583
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This book is a unique scholarly attempt to examine Don Quixote from multiple angles to see how the re-accentuation of the world’s greatest literary hero takes place in film, theater, and literature. To accomplish this task, eighteen scholars from the USA, Canada, Spain, and Great Britain have come together, and each of them has brought his/her unique perspective to the subject.