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Don Quixote (Wordsworth Classics)

Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra

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Cervantes' tale of the deranged gentleman who turns knight-errant have found its way into films, cartoons and even computer games. Intended as a parody of the most popular escapist fiction, the 'books of chivalry', this precursor of the modern novel broadened and deepened into a sophisticated, comic account of the contradictions of human nature. Translator(s): Motteaux, P. A. Series Editor(s): Carabine, Dr. Keith. Series: Wordsworth Classics. Num Pages: 800 pages. BIC Classification: FC; FYT. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 129 x 44. Weight in Grams: 500. 1992. Reprint. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # 9781853260360

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Title: Don Quixote (Wordsworth Classics)

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Binding: Soft cover

Book Condition:New

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Cervantes tale of the deranged gentleman who turns knight-errant, tilts at windmills and battles with sheep in the service of the lady of his dreams, Dulcinea del Toboso, has fascinated generations of readers, and inspired other creative artists such as Flaubert, Picasso and Richard Strauss. The tall, thin knight and his short, fat squire, Sancho Panza, have found their way into films, cartoons and even computer games. Supposedly intended as a parody of the most popular escapist fiction of the day, the books of chivalry , this precursor of the modern novel broadened and deepened into a sophisticated, comic account of the contradictions of human nature. On his heroic journey Don Quixote meets characters of every class and condition, from the prostitute Maritornes, who is commended for her Christian charity, to the Knight of the Green Coat, who seems to embody some of the constraints of virtue.

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Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. This Modern Library edition presents the acclaimed Samuel Putnam translation of the epic tale, complete with notes, variant readings, and an Introduction by the translator.

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