Cervantes by Jean CanavaggioCervantes by Jean Canavaggio


byJean Canavaggio

Hardcover | February 1, 1990

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Renowned Cervantes scholar Canavaggio (U. of Caen, France) won the Prix Goncourt for biography in 1987 with the original French edition of this speculative inquiry into the life of the great Cervantes, author of Don Quixote. Translated from the French by J.R. Jones. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Title:CervantesFormat:HardcoverDimensions:1 pages, 6.5 × 9.61 × 1.24 inPublished:February 1, 1990Publisher:W W Norton

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393028127

ISBN - 13:9780393028126


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The life of Cervantes, author of Don Quixote, has always posed a puzzle to scholars: a tantalizing patchwork of myth, fact, and conjecture. We know that he was a soldier and later a tax collector; that he was maimed in battle at Lepanto and held prisoner of war by the Turks; that he was thrown in jail, and later excommunicated; that he vanished from view for years at a time; and that at the age of 57, in 1605, he published the masterpiece that was both the first modern novel and the first best seller.