The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0820324302
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"Smollett's Don Quixote first appeared in 1755 and was for many years the most popular English-language version of Cervantes's masterpiece. However, soon after the start of the nineteenth century, its reputation began to suffer. Rival translators, literary hucksters, and careless scholars initiated or fed a variety of charges against Smollett - even plagiarism. For almost 130 years no publisher risked reprinting it.".

Don Quixote

Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1425033911
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"Don Quixote," by Miguel Cervantes, is the first European novel. It is Cervantes' best work.It is the classic adventure of an eccentric - the "renowned Don Quixote de la Mancha." He attacks windmills, believes a peasant girl to be a lady, and fancies that he is a knight-errant, dedicated to righting wrongs and rescuing damsels in distress. Entertaining!

Don Quixote

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 1425045499
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Don Quixote, by Miguel Cervantes, is the first European novel. It is Cervantes' best work. It is the classic adventure of an eccentric - the renowned Don Quixote de la Mancha. He attacks windmills, believes a peasant girl to be a lady, and fancies that he is a knight-errant, dedicated to righting wrongs and rescuing damsels in distress. Ente...

Man of La Mancha

Author: Dale Wasserman
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 0307786676
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Winner of the New York Drama Critics Award for Best Musical, 1966 "To me the most interesting aspect of the success of Man of La Mancha is the fact that it plows squarely upstream against the prevailing current of philosophy in the theater. That current is best identified by its catch-labels--Theater of the Absurd, Black Comedy, the Theater of Cruelty--which is to say the theater of alienation, of moral anarchy and despair. To the practitioners of those philosophies Man of La Mancha must seem hopelessly naive in its espousal of illusion as man's strongest spiritual need, the most meaningful function of his imagination. But I've no unhappiness about that. "Facts are the enemy of truth," says Cervantes-Don Quixote. And that is precisely what I felt and meant."--Dale Wasserman, from the Preface. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Miguel de Cervantes s Don Quixote

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 143813343X
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The origins of the novel can be traced to this picaresque tale of an errant knight and his comical sidekick. The new edition of the invaluable reference will aid students, writers, and readers seeking the strongest contemporary criticism of Miguel de Cervantes's beloved work. Helpful features include a bibliography, a chronology of the author's life, and an index, along with an informative introductory essay by Yale literature professor Harold Bloom.

Don Quixote

Author: Miguel Cervantes
Publisher: World Classic
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Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered one of the most influential works of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published, such as the Bokklubben World Library collection that cites Don Quixote as authors' choice for the "best literary work ever written". It follows the adventures of a nameless hidalgo who reads so many chivalric romances that he loses his sanity and decides to set out to revive chivalry, undo wrongs, and bring justice to the world, under the name Don Quixote. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire, who often employs a unique, earthy wit in dealing with Don Quixote's rhetorical orations on antiquated knighthood. Don Quixote, in the first part of the book, does not see the world for what it is and prefers to imagine that he is living out a knightly story. Throughout the novel, Cervantes uses such literary techniques as realism, metatheatre, and intertextuality. It had a major influence on the literary community, as evidenced by direct references in Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers (1844), Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884) and Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac (1897), as well as the word "quixotic". Arthur Schopenhauercited Don Quixote as one of the four greatest novels ever written, along with Tristram Shandy, La Nouvelle Héloïse and Wilhelm Meister.