Selections from Don Quixote

Author: Miguel de Cervantes [Saavedra]
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 9780486117676
Release Date: 2012-10-18
Genre: Foreign Language Study

How Don Quixote was knighted, his valiant battle with the windmills, and much more. English translations on facing pages of original Spanish text capture the flavor and romance of this literary masterpiece.

El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de La Mancha

Author: Migue Saavedra
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1534857532
Release Date: 2016-06-23
Genre:

Alonso Quijano es un hidalgo -es decir, un noble empobrecido de escala social baja-, de unos cincuenta años, que vive en una aldea de la región La Mancha a comienzos del siglo XVII. Su afición es leer libros de caballería donde se narran aventuras fantásticas de caballeros, princesas, magos, castillos encantados... Se dedica a estos libros con tanta pasión que acaba perdiendo el contacto con la realidad y decide que él también puede emular a sus héroes de ficción.Recupera una armadura de sus antepasados y saca del establo a su viejo caballo, al que da el nombre de Rocinante. Como todo caballero necesita una dama, convierte el recuerdo de una campesina de la que estuvo enamorado en la hermosa Dulcinea del Toboso. Y a sí mismo se pone el nombre de Don Quijote, como el famoso caballero Lanzarote (Lancelot).Sale así al campo, con un aspecto ridículo, con la idea de realizar hazañas heroicas. Pero pronto comienzan los malentendidos con la realidad. Ve una posada y cree que es un castillo. Exige al dueño que lo arme caballero en una escena cómica e intenta rescatar a un joven pastor que está siendo azotado por su dueño. Ataca a unos mercaderes que se burlan de él pero es derribado y herido.Vuelve a su casa y esta vez consigue convencer con promesas de fama y riqueza a un labrador, Sancho Panza, para que sea su escudero. Sancho, al contrario que Don Quijote, es un hombre ignorante y práctico. Pero poco a poco quedará contagiado por los sueños de su señor.

Don Quixote

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Publisher: Random House Digital, Inc.
ISBN: 9780812972108
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Fiction

An acclaimed English translation of the sixteenth-century classic follows the picaresque adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they wend their way through Spain, in an edition featuring an introduction by Carlos Fuentes. Reprint.

Don Quijote de la Mancha

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307475411
Release Date: 2010
Genre: Fiction

This volume presents the timeless story of Don Quijote de la Mancha, a nobleman driven crazy by reading too many chivalry books, who sets out with his loyal servant Sancho on a quest to find adventure, glory, and the love of Dulcinea.

Don Quixote

Author: Miguel de Cervantes
Publisher: BookRix
ISBN: 9783736803800
Release Date: 2017-05-22
Genre: Fiction

Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes. It follows the adventures of Alonso Quixano, an hidalgo who reads so many chivalric novels that he decides to set out to revive chivalry, under the name Don Quixote. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire, who often employs a unique, earthly wit in dealing with Don Quixote's rhetorical orations on antiquated knighthood. Don Quixote is met by the world as it is, initiating such themes as interextuality, realism, metatheatre, and literary representation. Don Quixote is considered the most influential work 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. In a 2002 list, Don Quixote was cited as the "best literary work ever written". The novel's structure is in episodic form. It is written in the picaresco style of the late 16th century, and features reference other picaresque novels including Lazarillo de Tormes and The Golden Ass. The full title is indicative of the tale's object, as ingenioso (Spanish) means "quick with inventiveness"[4] marking the transition of modern literature from Dramatic to thematic unity. The novel takes place over a long period of time, including many adventures all united by common themes of the nature of reality, reading, and dialogue in general. The contrasts between the tall, thin, fancy-struck, and idealistic Quixote and the fat, squat, world-weary Panza is a motif echoed ever since the book’s publication, and Don Quixote's imaginings are the butt of outrageous and cruel practical jokes in the novel. Even faithful and simple Sancho is unintentionally forced to deceive him at certain points. The novel is considered a satire of orthodoxy, veracity, and even nationalism. In going beyond mere storytelling to exploring the individualism of his characters, Cervantes helped move beyond the narrow literary conventions of the chivalric romance literature that he spoofed, which consists of straightforward retelling of a series of acts that redound to the knightly virtues of the hero.

Don Quijote

Author: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Publisher: Ingram
ISBN: 1589771001
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Fiction

Tom Lathrop has revised his popular edition of Cervantes' "Don Quijote" Spanish edition for students. This 2012 edition contains 55 full-page illustrations by world-reknowned artist Jack Davis as well as about 100 informative photographs throughout the text, and a revised index. Lathrop's 2012 "Legacy" edition is a handsome and useful update to a popular classic.