Don Quixote (Hardcover)

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(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Our ceaseless human quest for something larger than ourselves has never been represented with more insight and love than in this story of "Don Quixote"-pursuing his vision of glory in a ?mercantile age-and his shrewd, skeptical man?servant, Sancho Panza. As they set out to right the world's wrongs in knightly combat, the narrative moves from philosophical speculation to broad comedy, taking in pastoral, farce, and fantasy on the way. The first and still the greatest of all European novels, "Don Quixote" has been as important for the modern world as the poems of Homer were for the ancients.Translated by P. A. Motteux.

About the Author

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547 -1616) Es considerado la maxima figura de la literatura espanola y universalmente conocido por haber escrito Don Quijote de la Mancha, que muchos criticos han descrito como la primera novela moderna y una de las mejores obras de la literatura universal. En 1605 publica la primera parte del Quijote, pero el exito dura poco. En sus ultimos anos publica las "Novelas ejemplares" (1613), el "Viaje del Parnaso" (1614), "Ocho comedias y ocho entremeses" (1615) y la segunda parte del Quijote (1615). El triunfo literario no lo libro de sus penurias economicas. Dedico sus ultimos meses de vida a "Los trabajos de Persiles y Segismunda" (de publicacion postuma, en 1617). Murio en Madrid el 23 de abril de 1616 y fue enterrado de caridad.

Cervantes (1547-1616) a ete soldat aux ordres de Don Juan d'Autriche. Grande figure de la litterature espagnole, il ecrit surtout des comedies ou il fait reference a son experience de soldat et de bagnard. Il publie la premiere partie de "Don Quichotte" a l'age de cinquante-sept ans.

Praise For…

“A more profound and powerful work than this is not to be met with…[It is] the final and greatest utterance of the human mind.” –Fyodor Dostoevsky

“It can be said that all prose fiction is a variation on the theme of Don Quixote.” –Lionel Trilling

“[Don Quixote is] the first and best of all novels, which nevertheless is more than a novel.” –Harold Bloom

“When Don Quixote went out into the world, that world turned into a mystery before his eyes. That is the legacy of the first European novel to the entire subsequent history of the novel. The novelist teaches its reader to
comprehend the world as a question.” –Milan Kundera

Product Details
ISBN: 9780679407584
ISBN-10: 0679407588
Publisher: Everyman's Library
Publication Date: October 15th, 1991
Pages: 1104
Language: English