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 literaturea 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.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||4.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 1.70(d)|
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One of the best adventure stories in the world.
What a unique monument is this book!... How its creative genius, critical, free, and human, soars above its age!
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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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.
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.