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The ingenious gentleman, Don Quixote de la Mancha

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Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, 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 wend their way across sixteenth-century Spain. Milan Kundera calls Cervantes the founder of the Modern Era and Lionel Trilling observes that it can be said that all prose fiction is a variation on the theme of Don Quixote.

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition reproduces the acclaimed Tobias Smollett translation; as Salman Rushdie declares, To my mind, this is the only English rendering of the Quixote that reads like a great novel, a novel of immense daring, much wildness and many colours. It releases Don Quixote from the grey academic prison of many more recent translations, unleashing him upon the English language in all his brilliant, foolish glory. This edition also contains new endnotes.

From the Trade Paperback edition.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780394604381
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York :
Edition Description:
Bibliography: p. 1037-1043.
Series Volume:
132E
Publication Date:
c1949
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
xx, 1043 p.

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