Don Quixote is THE masterpiece of Spanish literature. That’s not an exaggeration, since it’s the most translated book after the Bible, with editions in 145 languages. Many writers and experts in literature go as far as to label Don Quixote as the first modern novel and the best literary work ever written. Originally published in two parts in 1605 and 1615, Miguel de Cervantes writes the story of a noble that has read too many chivalric novels. Inspired by this noble, Alonso Quixano becomes a knight-errant to prove his chivalric virtues and conquer the heart of Dulcinea del Toboso, a woman that Don Quixote idealizes based on a vulgar prostitute. Along his squire Sancho Panza, Don Quixote experiences many bizarre and comical adventures where his madness and obsession with chivalry clashes with the harsh and unpretty reality. You will sure enjoy his adventures, with the currently best English translation edited by Edith Grossman.
- Paperback: 992 pages
- Publisher: Ecco; Reprint edition (April 26, 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0060934344
- ISBN-13: 978-0060934347
- Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 1.6 x 8 inches