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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Don Quixote (original 1605; edition 1964)

by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Walter Starkie (Translator)

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Title:Don Quixote
Authors:Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Other authors:Walter Starkie (Translator)
Info:New York: New American Library, 1964
Collections:Your library
Tags:Spanish, Fiction, 16th century, Cervantes, -UL

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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1605)

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    Don Quixote de La Mancha, Part II by Alonso Fernandez De Avellaneda (g026r)
    g026r: The spurious continuation, published in 1614 while Cervantes was still working on his own Part II and which affected that work to a significant degree.
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    Monsignor Quixote by Graham Greene (hdcclassic)
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    The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer (Othemts)
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    Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert (DLSmithies)
    DLSmithies: Don Quixote was Flaubert's favourite book, and I've read somewhere that the idea of Madame Bovary is to re-tell the story of Don Quixote in a different context. Don Quixote is obsessed with chivalric literature, and immerses himself in it to the extent that he loses his grip on reality. Emma Bovary is bewitched by Romantic literature in the same way. There are lots of parallels between the two novels, and I think putting them side by side can lead to a better understanding of both.… (more)
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    The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne (ateolf)
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Much as I love Shakespeare, Don Quixote is a more accessible work of 17th century literature. This book has been waiting on my bookcase for almost 22 years. Finally I have read it, and it was worth it. Funnier than I expected. Charming in its telling of the story of a madman and his wise but foolish squire. I enjoyed the connection between the adventures, with characters returning for further encounters with Don Quixote, and people spoken of in travellers' tales eventually materialising themselves. I struggled with the last 200 pages, not because the story telling weakened, but because I felt fatigued with reading about the futile wanderings of Quixote and Panza. ( )
  missizicks | Jan 29, 2015 |
This was moderately painful to get through. Never again. This is probably the one text I would have preferred abridged. ( )
1 vote benuathanasia | Jan 3, 2015 |
This was part of the 1001 reading list. Such a boring read! It could've been cut by a 100 or 200 pages at least. Towards the last 30 or 40 pages, I quickly skimmed through it to find out what happens to the knight-errant. Was there good points from the book? Yes, I enjoyed when Sancho was governor, when Don thought the windmills were giants, and basically the adventures.

For the rest of the review, visit my blog at: http://angelofmine1974.livejournal.com/83233.html ( )
  booklover3258 | Dec 28, 2014 |
A great tale about a spanish Knight and his friend in which they embark in all sorts of fun and drama. A wonderful tale filled with imagination and laughter. A tale for children everywhere to read. ( )
  Awasha_Albadri | Dec 27, 2014 |
Somewhat harder to stick with than I had presumed, because Cervantes is playing with metafiction and similar situations come round again and again, as Don Q and other players change and grow. But worth the time. I think this is one book that is better studied than read casually. ( )
  ffortsa | Dec 21, 2014 |
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Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel deprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cervantes, Miguel DeAuthormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Adler, Mortimer J.secondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Ayala, FranciscoIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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de Riquer, MartínIntroductionsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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Idle reader, you can believe without any oath of mine that I would wish this book, as the child of my brain, to be the most beautiful, the liveliest and the cleverest imaginable.
Prologue: Idle reader: I don't have to swear any oaths to persuade you that I should like this book, since it is the son of my brain, to be the most beautiful and elegant and intelligent book imaginable.
Chapter 1: In a village in La Mancha, the name of which I cannot quite recall, there lived not long ago one of those country gentlemen or hidalgos who keep a lance in a rack, an ancient leather shield, a scrawny hack and a greyhound for coursing.
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Don Quixote was originally published in two parts. This is the complete and unabridged version, containing both parts. Please do not combine with abridged or incomplete versions.
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Edith Grossman's definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece. Widely regarded as one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the adventures of the self-created knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. You haven't experienced Don Quixote in English until you've read this masterful translation.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

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El ideal de vida del simptico y honesto don Quijote choca violenta y dolorosamente con una realidad grosera y vulgar que no le comprende. Este libro de texto y su disco compacto son diseados para el desarrollo de las cuatro destrezas: leer, escribir, escuchar y hablar.… (more)

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