Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, 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 wend their way across sixteenth-century Spain. Milan Kundera calls Cervantes “the founder of the Modern Era and Lionel Trilling “observes that it can be said that all prose fiction is a variation on the theme of Don Quixote.”

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition reproduces the acclaimed Tobias Smollett translation; as Salman Rushdie declares, “To my mind, this is the only English rendering of the Quixote that reads like a great novel, a novel of immense daring, much wildness and many colours. It releases Don Quixote from the grey academic prison of many more recent translations, unleashing him upon the English language in all his brilliant, foolish glory”. This edition also contains new endnotes.

About Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) , the son of a poor Spanish surgeon, achieved enormous success with the publication of the first part of Don Quixote in 1605. John Rutherford is a fellow of Queen's College, Oxford, where he teaches Spanish and Spanish-American language and literature. Roberto González Echevarríais Sterling Professor of Hispanic and Comparative Literatures at Yale.
Published April 10, 2001 by Modern Library. 1168 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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At once mercilessly rendered – you're under no illusion of the sufferings caused by Quixote's mad crusade – and awash with sympathy and humour, Davis's approachable graphic novel may modernise Cervantes's dialogue, but it seems a thoroughly loyal adaptation, full of enthusiasm for stories and sto...

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