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“The First True Novel, The First Best-Selling Novel and Critically Accepted as The Greatest Novel Of All Time” - The Literature Network
"Don Quixote is authors' choice for the "best literary work ever written." -Bokklubben World Library
A TIMELESS CLASSIC RESTORED FOR MODERN READERS!
The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha follows the adventures of a hapless wayfarer who reads so many books of chivalry that he loses his sanity and decides to set out to revive chivalry, undo wrongs, and bring justice to the world under his self-styled title, don Quixote. He recruits Sancho Panza, a local farmer, as his squire and sets off on the back of his scrawny horse, Rocinante. Throughout this rollicking tale, the ragged knight wages war on what he believes to be great oppressors, giants and other evildoers. He rarely escapes his battles unscathed and often suffers severe injury in his pursuit of justice. Throughout the story, he holds his vision of true love for a simple farm girl, who he has renamed Dulcinea del Toboso. Although she is quite plain and poor, he imagines her as a great and beautiful princess for whom he must achieve feats of valor.
Told in an earthy mixture of comical pomposity and earnestness, this worthy classic will fill many fascinating hours for readers who want to experience the world through the mind of a slightly insane knight-errant from the old country.
Miguel Cervantes, born to a deaf surgeon in 1547, struggled with failure in most of his ventures.
He fought as a soldier against the Ottoman Empire, suffered crippling injuries, and was captured by the Turks on his return voyage to Spain. Cervantes spent five years as a slave, attempting escape numerous times until the ransom was paid for his release. He later failed as a playwright before trying his hand as a government commissary official working for the Spanish Armada. He was imprisoned for mismanagement, but it was in a prison cell that he began writing his greatest work, Don Quixote. His personal literary triumph has become widely known as the first true novel and perhaps the greatest novel of all time. During the last nine years of his life, Cervantes published several other important books. He died on April 22, 1616, just eleven days before the death of William Shakespeare.
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