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  • Posted December 16, 2009

    A Classic Tale

    I can see why Cervantes's Don Quixote has left its mark through out the ages. It is the purely the definition of a classic."For what I want of Dulcinea del Toboso she is as good as the greatest princess in the land.For not all those poets who praise ladies under names which they choose so freely, really have such mistresses. . . .I am quite satisfied. . . to imagine and believe that the good Aldonza Lorenzo is so lovely and virtuous(Chapter xxv)."This is probably one of my most favorite quotes from the novel Don Quixote which I truley enjoyed. The way he shapes his lines and the almost perfect word choice makes it new to me every time I read it. This quote also brings up a good point about the novel. His love for Dulcinea. We never really even meet her in the book but to him he is the reason for most of his acts. He tries to show chivalry but usually fails terribly. In these parts of the novel I found it almost funny. Sometimes I think he was trying to put a little satire into it which made it an interesting read. On the other hand it showed his seriousness and morals because he wanted to prove his love for her to everyone he met.
    As well, I like the fact that it was generally easy to read. I had my doubts about reading it in the first place because of its age and how it had been translated into Spanish beforehand. When I began reading it I realized it was very enjoyable and flowed nicely. I would definitely reccomend it to anyone who likes a good classic read with great word choice. A book that from the looks of it wouldnt really make you think that much until you look inside the things he is trying to imply. Adults and teenagers alike could really enjoy this book for the same aspects of different ones but either way it was a great book. I loved it!

    4 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 11, 2005

    Grossman gives Don Quixote a face lift

    I have read Don Quixote before through l0 chapters and left depressed. Grossman' version is not only refreshing, it gives you a real feel for the spanish and the art of Cervantes. I recommend it highly for those who love Man of LaManche like I do.

    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 29, 2004

    Easy Read, Great Book

    This truely is the best novel ever written. I read some reviews complaining that Edith Grossman's translation was too wordy for a less than mature reader. Well, if you can read Dickens then this book is not too wordy for you. Get it, read it, love it.

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted July 26, 2011

    Amazing...

    Edith Grossman's excellent translation is superb...brings this story to life in ways unequaled before! Bravo! Bravo!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2007

    Worthy of its reputation

    A pleasurable book to read,this translation of DON QUIXOTE made the story easy to understand, and for every reason it stands up to its reputaion as the best-loved novel. Confronting the conventions of Spanish society at his time some four hundred years ago, the author wittily and funnily exposes the folies of the time through the adventures , stories and misfortunes of Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.In a broader sense it is the forerunner off other situations where individuals, communities or systems live a complete lie.This is truely an amazing book, one that you won't want to put down once you have started.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 30, 2013

    The amazingness of spain

    I read the first two sentences and had to set the book down because i knew that if i read another word then i would keep reading. I am currentky resding anither book and i havr to finish that one before i read this. Spain is so freaking amazing. I luv u bug brother!!!! ~Deep (Malta)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 21, 2005

    I need some help

    Grossman rules, BUT, after reaching page 250, I decided that I could not plow through another 650+ pages of misadventures in the countryside. I feel guilty. Scholars declare this is the greatest novel ever, but I stop after rounding first base. I need someone to help make this book more meaningful for me. This is not an isolated problem. I just 'plowed' through Moby Dick for the first time in 40 years and said at the end, 'So what?' So you can see that I am in need. Next on my list of classics is Martin Chuzzlewit, another 900-pager. But if it is anything like Pickwick Papers (and not Bleak House), it could be fun.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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