Don Quixote

byMiguel De Cervantes SaavedraTranslated byWalter Starkie

February 5, 2013|
Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
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“Don Quixote, a lanky scarecrow of a man with his withered face and lantern jaw, dons his rusty armour and mounts his ramshackle steed, Rozinante. With lance couched he still rides through our lives, followed by his potbellied squire Sancho Panza.”

 

With these words, Walter Starkie launches the introduction to his highly esteemed translation and abridgment of Cervantes’s great classic—a book that has enchanted generations of readers throughout the world.


Brimming with humor, rich in idealism and earthy common sense, vivid in its characterizations of men and women from every walk of life—nobles, priests, impassioned damsels, simple country girls, rogues, and romantics—Don Quixote, in this zestful translation, will win many new friends.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547-1616) found some initial success as a playwright. From 1571 through 1575, he fought with the Spanish fleet and served in garrisons throughout Italy. He was then captured by the Turks in Algiers and held prisoner for five years. Upon his return to Spain, he held various diplomatic and government p...
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Title:Don Quixote
Format:Mass Market Paperback
Product dimensions:560 pages, 6.7 X 4.19 X 1.19 in
Shipping dimensions:560 pages, 6.7 X 4.19 X 1.19 in
Published:February 5, 2013
Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780451532299

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