Don Quixote (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)

byMiguel De CervantesIntroduction byCarole SladeTranslated byTobias Smollett

April 25, 2004|
Don Quixote (Barnes & Noble Classics Series) by Miguel De Cervantes
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&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RDon Quixote&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RMiguel de Cervantes&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
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All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences-biographical, historical, and literary-to enrich each readers understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&RWidely acknowledged as the first modern novel, &&LB&&RMiguel de Cervantes&&L/B&&R''s &&LI&&RDon Quixote&&L/I&&R features two of the most famous characters ever created: Don Quixote, the tall, bewildered, and half-crazy knight, and Sancho Panza, his rotund and incorrigibly loyal squire. The comic and unforgettable dynamic between these two legendary figures has served as the blueprint for countless novels written since Cervantes''s time.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RAn immediate success when first published in 1604, &&LI&&RDon Quixote&&L/I&&R tells the story of a middle-aged Spanish gentleman who, obsessed with the chivalrous ideals found in romantic books, decides to take up his lance and sword to defend the helpless and destroy the wicked. Seated upon his lean nag of a horse, and accompanied by the pragmatic Sancho Panza, Don Quixote rides the roads of Spain seeking glory and grand adventure. Along the way the duo meet a dazzling assortment of characters whose diverse beliefs and perspectives reveal how reality and imagination are frequently indistinguishable.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RProfound, powerful, and hilarious, &&LI&&RDon Quixote&&L/I&&R continues to capture the imaginations of audiences all over the world. &&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RFeatures illustrations by Gustave Doré.&&L/P&&R&&LP&&R&&LB&&RCarole Slade &&L/B&&Rspecializes in late medieval and early modern European literature.Her publications include &&LI&&RSt. Teresa of Avila: Author of a Heroic Life&&L/I&&R and &&LI&&RApproaches to Teaching Dante''s "Divine Comedy".&&L/I&&R She teaches Comparative Literature at Columbia University.&&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R
Carole Slade specializes in late medieval and early modern European literature.Her publications include St. Teresa of Avila: Author of a Heroic Life and Approaches to Teaching Dante’s “Divine Comedy”. She teaches Comparative Literature at Columbia University.
Title:Don Quixote (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)
Product dimensions:928 pages, 8 X 5.19 X 1.86 in
Shipping dimensions:928 pages, 8 X 5.19 X 1.86 in
Published:April 25, 2004
Publisher:Barnes & Noble Classics
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781593080464

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