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Don Quixote

by Miguel de Cervantes
Read by Roy McMillan

Naxos Audiobooks | June 1, 2011 | Audio Book (CD) |

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The most influential work of the entire Spanish literary canon and a founding work of modern Western literature, Don Quixote is also one of the greatest works ever written. Hugely entertaining but also moving at times, this episodic novel is built on the fantasy life of one Alonso Quixano, who lives with his niece and housekeeper in La Mancha. Quixano, obsessed by tales of knight errantry, renames himself 'Don Quixote' and with his faithful servant Sancho Panza, goes on a series of quests. Many of these adventures, including tilting at windmills, are established in European literary consciousness. Originally published in two volumes a decade apart (in 1605 and 1615),Don Quixote has been brought to life in its entirety on this audiobook.   Unabridged - 29CDs

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 0.79 × 0.79 × 0.79 in

Published: June 1, 2011

Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1843794098

ISBN - 13: 9781843794097

Found in: Fiction and Literature

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Don Quixote

Don Quixote

by Miguel de Cervantes
Read by Roy McMillan

Format: Audio Book (CD)

Dimensions: 0.79 × 0.79 × 0.79 in

Published: June 1, 2011

Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 1843794098

ISBN - 13: 9781843794097

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The most influential work of the entire Spanish literary canon and a founding work of modern Western literature, Don Quixote is also one of the greatest works ever written. Hugely entertaining but also moving at times, this episodic novel is built on the fantasy life of one Alonso Quixano, who lives with his niece and housekeeper in La Mancha. Quixano, obsessed by tales of knight errantry, renames himself 'Don Quixote' and with his faithful servant Sancho Panza, goes on a series of quests. Many of these adventures, including tilting at windmills, are established in European literary consciousness. Originally published in two volumes a decade apart (in 1605 and 1615),Don Quixote has been brought to life in its entirety on this audiobook.   Unabridged - 29CDs

About the Author

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, born in Alcala de Henares, Spain, in 1547, was the son of a surgeon. In 1585, a few months after his marriage to Catalina de Salazar, Cervantes published his first major work as an author, the pastoral novel La Galatea which was poorly received. Cervantes became a tax collector in Granada in 1594, but was imprisoned in 1597 due to money problems with the government. Folklore maintains that while in prison, Cervantes wrote his most famous novel, Don Quixote, which was an immediate success upon publication in 1605. After several years of writing short novels and plays, Cervantes was spurred to write the sequel to Don Quixote in 1615 when an unauthorized sequel appeared to great acclaim. Don Quixote is considered the defining Spanish literary contribution. It is humorous, bawdy, and human, pitting one man's loyalty to tradition and faith against the world's harsh progress. Though Cervantes' sequel was rushed and flawed, Don Quixote remains a powerful symbol that has endured to present times in many forms. Cervantes died on April 22, 1616, at the age of 69.
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