Don Quixote by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra

Don Quixote

byMiguel De Cervantes Saavedra, Tom Lathrop

Kobo ebook | April 5, 2011

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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direct style that characterizes Cervantes’ narrative,”* Don Quixote is a novel that is both immortal satire of an outdated chivalric code and a biting portrayal of an age in which nobility was a form of madness.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
Title:Don QuixoteFormat:Kobo ebookPublished:April 5, 2011Publisher:Penguin Publishing GroupLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1101525371

ISBN - 13:9781101525371

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from One of my favourites This book is hilarious whilst profound. That is rarely pulled off. A tour de force. Can't say whether this particular translation is good, but I had no problems with it.
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from We're all DQ Trying to write a review of DQ is like trying to chew off your own teeth - we in the modern world are so influenced by this book (and don't even know it) that's impossible to analyse it, much like Hamlet. We think we're reading it, but it's reading us; we think we're judging it, but it's judging us.
Date published: 2016-11-11
Rated 3 out of 5 by from A scholar's read. Because this book was rated by literary aficionados from around the world as the best novel ever, I persevered through it. Sometimes hilarious and mostly entertaining it still requires a great deal of intellectual effort to put oneself in the time and place of the author to understand the humor and mores of the day. I found the first part (book) more enjoyable than the second. The copious footnotes were just a distraction for me.
Date published: 2007-10-12