In a new translation that “comes closest, among the modern translations, to the simple, intimate, direct style that characterizes Cervantes’ narrative,”* Don Quixote is a novel that is both immortal satire of an outdated chivalric code and a biting portrayal of an age in which nobility was a form of madness.
*John J. Allen, Professor Emeritus of Spanish, University of Kentucky and Past President of the Cervantes Society of AmericaReview
“What a unique monument is this book!...How its creative genius, critical, free and human, soars above its age!”—Thomas Mann
About the Author
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) found some initial success as a playwright. From 1571 through 1575, he fought with the Spanish fleet and served in garrisons throughout Italy. He was then captured by the Turks in Algiers and held prisoner for five years. Upon his return to Spain, he held various diplomatic and government posts but faced constant financial hardship and served two terms in prison. His fame was secured with the publication of Don Quixote (1605) and its sequel, which was published shortly before his death.
Walter Starkie, noted authority on Spanish history and culture, eminent lecturer, scholar and writer, was for more than twenty years a professor at Dublin University. From 1940 to 1955, he was director of the British Institution in Madrid. --This text refers to an alternate Mass Market Paperback edition.
Series: Signet Classics
Mass Market Paperback: 1072 pages
Publisher: Signet; Reprint edition (April 5, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 4.1 x 1.4 x 6.8 inches