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Don Quixote (Lathrop translation)
     

Don Quixote (Lathrop translation)

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by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, Tom Lathrop (Translator)
 

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The epic tale of Don Quixote and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, and their picaresque adventures in the world of seventeenth century Spain, form the basis of one of the great treasures of Western literature—a book that is both a hilarious satire of the chivalric code and a biting portrayal of an age in which nobility can be a form of madness. This brand-new

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The epic tale of Don Quixote and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, and their picaresque adventures in the world of seventeenth century Spain, form the basis of one of the great treasures of Western literature—a book that is both a hilarious satire of the chivalric code and a biting portrayal of an age in which nobility can be a form of madness. This brand-new, thoroughly modern translation, and the extensive introduction and footnotes, make Cervantes' masterpiece more delightful and accessible to English readers than ever before.

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“What a unique monument is this book!...How its creative genius, critical, free and human, soars above its age!”—Thomas Mann
Thomas Mann
What a monument is this book! How its creative genius, critical, free, and human, soars above its age!
Fyodor Dostoyevsky
A more profound and powerful work than this is not to be met with...The final and greatest utterance of the human mind.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge
The highest creation of genius has been achieved by Shakespeare and Cervantes, almost alone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451531810
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
04/05/2011
Pages:
1072
Sales rank:
643,340
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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J. M. Cohen
One of the best adventure stories in the world.
Thomas Mann
What a unique monument is this book!... How its creative genius, critical, free, and human, soars above its age!
Carlos Fuentes
Don Quixote is the first modern novel, perhaps the most eternal novel ever written and certainly the fountainhead of European and American fiction: here we have Gogol and Dostoevsky, Dickens and Nabokov, Borges and Bellow, Sterne and Diderot in their genetic nakedness, once more taking to the road with the gentleman and the squire, believing the world is what we read and discovering that the world reads us.

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Don Quixote (Lathrop translation) 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
HungryMindJE More than 1 year ago
Shopping for translations such as this title is very difficult on BN because you can't search by translator, and often, the translator ISN'T EVEN LISTED. I'm wishing the Montgomery translation were available in NookBook form and not just in the Apple Study edition, but this one's excellent.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Why is tessa in this?
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The work is orignal is that it is one of the first, if not the first, combination book and slap stick comedy written in novel form. While the Don Quixote is unquestionably a classic, it is one of those rare classics that is poorly written. The "plot" is loose at best and while there are some parts that flow, for the most part the writting is "scattered" and poorly structured to the extent that it becomes difficult to follow even for the experienced and educated reader. Perhaps this lack of flow is a representation of Don Quixote himself, but it seems far more likely that it is simply a representation of poor authorship. If you come across a free, or deeply discounted copy, I would recommend picking it up and giving it a try. Otherwise, skip it and move on to the next book on your wish list.