Don Quixote has become so entranced reading tales of chivalry that he decides to turn knight errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, these exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways. While Quixote's fancy often leads him astray—he tilts at windmills, imagining... show more
Don Quixote has become so entranced reading tales of chivalry that he decides to turn knight errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, these exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways. While Quixote's fancy often leads him astray—he tilts at windmills, imagining them to be giants—Sancho acquires cunning and a certain sagacity. Sane madman and wise fool, they roam the world together-and together they have haunted readers' imaginations for nearly four hundred years. With its experimental form and literary playfulness, Don Quixote has been generally recognized as the first modern novel. This Penguin Classics edition, with its beautiful new cover design, includes John Rutherford's masterly translation, which does full justice to the energy and wit of Cervantes's prose, as well as a brilliant critical introduction by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarriá. @DonQuixote People say that sleep deprivation, isolation, and too much reading have made me loopy. But I say nay! Nay!!! I am going full-creeper and giving a girl I love a special secret nickname without her even knowing about it. I’ll call her Dulcinea. Get it? Like Dulce del Coochayyyy. From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
Publish date: February 25th 2003
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 1169
Edition language: English
Series: Don Quijote de la Mancha
by Miguel de Cervantes This is one of those Classics that I've meant to read for a very long time. To my great joy, it immediately covered familiar parts of the story that I had seen in films, though not entirely in the same order, and the writing was engaging and kept me interested in the exploit...
“El que lee mucho y anda mucho, ve mucho y sabe mucho.”In "Don Quixote" by Miguel de Cervantes Don Quixote is one of my favourite novels, exasperating though it is at times with all those stories within stories knockabout humour and cruel practical jokes. Simply because it’s so complex, we both ad...
When I was young I thought this book was called A Donkey Named Oatie, LOL. My mother turned this book into a children's story starring said donkey. For that reason this book will always be special to me. I have read the original version and like it too, but no where as much as Oatie's tale.
Not bad, but not sure how I feel about it yet.
The First Sally The story of Don Quixote is one that plays itself over and over again. In real life and in literature, to the point where it is hardly clear where one story ends and another begins. Manager: Customer renewal rates! Me: Señor, are you referring to those windmills. A story of a...