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Don Quixote

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Don Quixote is a masterpiece of world fiction, a brilliant satire on traditional romances and an uproarious comedy and a prose-epic in a new genre for its time. Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, and one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza. Don Quixote's mount is an old, bedraggled horse named Rocinante on which he travels through sixteenth-century Spain in search of adventure, dedicating his actions of valour to a simple country girl whom he calls Dulcinea, seeing her as his lady. He takes on spirits, evil enchanters and most famously, of course, giants in the form of windmills.

Translated by J M Cohen, With an Afterword by Ned Halley.

Biografía del autor

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (b. 1547) was a Spanish writer, and the author of what is considered the first novel, Don Quixote. Widely regarded as Spain's finest writer, his influence on Western literature is second to none.

At various stages in his early life he was a fugitive, a soldier, held captive by pirates, sold as a slave, a prisoner, and a tax collector, before finally settling in Madrid shortly after the first publication of his masterpiece, Don Quixote. The novel has been adapted for film, a popular ballet, several operas and orchestral works.

Miguel de Cervantes died in 1616, dying on the same day as fellow pillar of Western literature, William Shakespeare.

Tapa dura: 1032 páginas
Editor: Macmillan Collector's Library; Edición: Main Market Ed. (1 de septiembre de 2006)
Colección: Collector's Library
Idioma: Inglés
ISBN-10: 1904919790