Don Quixote

Don Quixote

Don Quixote has become so entranced by reading chivalric romances that he determines to become a knight-errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, his 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. The book has been enormously influential on a host of writers, from Fielding and Sterne to Flaubert, Dickens, Melville, and Faulkner, who reread it once a year, "just as some people read the Bible."

Title:Don Quixote
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780142437230
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    Don Quixote Reviews

  • Lisa

    “Don Quixote”, I answered, and looked into almost shocked facial expressions, followed by quiet, uncomfortable giggling. What was the question? If my friends at the coffee table had asked: “What...

  • Emily May

    “Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.” Why did no one tell me this book is hilarious? I can't believe it took me so l...

  • Vit Babenco

    All the chivalric romance is long dead and gone… But the travesty Don Quixote is alive and kicking… The strange ones are the fittest……the castellan brought out the book in which he had jotted ...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani

    992. Don Quixote = Don Quijote de La mancha (Don Quijote de la Mancha #1-2), Miguel de CervantesThe Ingenious Nobleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha, or just Don Quixote, is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Ce...

  • Renato

    A book of parallels, Don Quixote by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, through two of the most emblematic characters ever conceived, discusses what's imagined and what's seen, the ideal vs. ...

  • Fionnuala

    Can I tell you a story - only it may take a little time because sometimes a thousand trifles have to be recounted, as irrelevant as they are necessary, for the true understanding of a tale. Chapter I ...

  • Melissa ? Dog/Wolf Lover ? Martin

    This book wore my @ss out! It's funny and good and I love tomes but I don't think I was totally ready this time. Whew ...... The narrator was great on audio but I couldn't keep up in my book for reaso...

  • karen

    done quixote!!!pun quixote!!fun quixote??none quixote...and that's not entirely true; there are some rollicking good times in here, but the first part is so much endlessly episodic violence, and while...

  • Riku Sayuj

    The Double-Edged SwordIt is a double-edged sword isn't it, reading great books too early in life? If we read a book too early in life, we may not grasp it fully but the book becomes part of us and for...

  • Cecily

    Whatever else Don Quixote may be, I never found it boring. Parts of it were very funny, others had wonderful similarities with Shakespeare, some bits were more serious: it's like a mini library in a s...