No Ordinary Man by Donald P. McCrory
The Life and Times of Miguel de Cervantes

No critic rating

Waiting for minimum critic reviews


"A fascinating story."—Choice
"A remarkable achievement."—Sunday Herald
For the general reader, as well as students and historians, this absorbing study chronicles the life and work of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547–1616). World-renowned as the author of Don Quixote, the "Spanish Shakespeare" led an adventurous and fruitful life that encompassed widely disparate roles—spy, lover, soldier, hostage, tax collector, poet, playwright, and, most notably, creator of the first European novel.
This biography is based on new original research, and incorporates previously unpublished material on Cervantes' long period of captivity in Algiers; also, his involvement with piracy in the Mediterranean and with espionage and the Spanish Armada; and his work as an agent of the Spanish government. Containing significant details never before available in English, it is an important contribution to the understanding of a unique literary figure.

About Donald P. McCrory

See more books from this Author
Published July 1, 2002 by Peter Owen Publishers. 320 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, War, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

Rate this book!

Add Review