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Don Quixote

by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
Translated by Tom Lathrop

Signet Classics | June 4, 2013 | Mass Market Paperbound

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Complete and unabridged, Don Quixote is the epic tale of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza. Their picaresque adventures in the world of seventeenth-century Spain form the basis of one of the great treasures of Western literature.
 
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direct style that characterizes Cervantes' narrative,"* Don Quixote is a novel that is both immortal satire of an outdated chivalric code and a biting portrayal of an age in which nobility was a form of madness.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 America

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 1072 pages, 2.67 × 1.69 × 0.6 in

Published: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Signet Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451531817

ISBN - 13: 9780451531810

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Don Quixote

by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
Translated by Tom Lathrop

Format: Mass Market Paperbound

Dimensions: 1072 pages, 2.67 × 1.69 × 0.6 in

Published: June 4, 2013

Publisher: Signet Classics

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0451531817

ISBN - 13: 9780451531810

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Complete and unabridged, Don Quixote is the epic tale of the man from La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza. Their picaresque adventures in the world of seventeenth-century Spain form the basis of one of the great treasures of Western literature.
 
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direct style that characterizes Cervantes' narrative,"* Don Quixote is a novel that is both immortal satire of an outdated chivalric code and a biting portrayal of an age in which nobility was a form of madness.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 America

About the Author

Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra was born in Spain in 1547 to a family once proud and influential but now fallen on hard times. His father, a poor barber-surgeon, wandered up and down Spain in search of work. Educated as a child by the Jesuits in Seville, the creator of Don Quixote grew up to follow the career of a professional soldier. He was wounded at Lepanto in 1571, captured by the Turks in 1575, imprisoned for five years, and was finally rescued by the Trinitarian friars in 1580. On his return to Spain he found his family more impoverished than ever before. Supporting his mother, two sisters, and an illegitimate daughter, he settled down to a literary career and had hopes of becoming a successful playwright, but just then the youthful Lope de Vega entered triumphantly to transform the Spanish theatre by his genius. Galatea , a pastoral romance, was published in 1585, the year of Cervantes’ marriage to Catalina de Palacios y Salazar Vozmediano . But it did not bring him an escape from poverty, and he was forced to become a roving commissary for the Spanish armada. This venture, which led to bankruptcy and jail, lasted for fifteen years. Although he never knew prosperity, Cervantes did gain a measure of fame during his lifetime, and Don Quixote and Sancho Panza were known all over the world. Part I of Don Quixote was published in 1605; in 1613, his Exemplary Novels appeared, and these picaresque tales of romantic adventure gained immediate popularity. Journey to Parnass
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