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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes is my favorite book of all time. Dream the
impossible dream. Follow Don Quixote along with his faithful sidekick Sancho as
they tilt at windmills and search out heroic deeds to accomplish in the name of
the fair Dulcinia. Should a bar maid’s life be valued any less than a
lady’s? Miguel de Cervantes may have reached the unreachable star!
His book lives on after over 400 years.
— Deon Stonehouse
&&LDIV&&R&&LDIV&&R&&LI&&RDon Quixote&&L/I&&R, by &&LB&&RMiguel de Cervantes&&L/B&&R, is part of the &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R&&LI&&R &&L/I&&Rseries, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics&&L/I&&R: &&LDIV&&R
- New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriate
All editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. &&LI&&RBarnes & Noble Classics &&L/I&&Rpulls together a constellation of influences--biographical, historical, and literary--to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.&&L/DIV&&R&&L/DIV&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&R &&L/P&&R&&LP style="MARGIN: 0in 0in 0pt"&&RWidely acknowledged as the first modern novel, &&LB&&RMiguel de Cervantes&&L/B&&R's &&LI&&RDon Quixote&&L/I&&R features two of the most famous characters ever created: Don Quixote, the tall, bewildered, and half-crazy knight, and Sancho Panza, his rotund and incorrigibly loyal squire. The comic and unforgettable dynamic between these two legendary figures has served as the blueprint for countless novels written since Cervantes's time.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RAn immediate success when first published in 1604, &&LI&&RDon Quixote&&L/I&&R tells the story of a middle-aged Spanish gentleman who, obsessed with the chivalrous ideals found in romantic books, decides to take up his lance and sword to defend the helpless and destroy the wicked. Seated upon his lean nag of a horse, and accompanied by the pragmatic Sancho Panza, Don Quixote rides the roads of Spain seeking glory and grand adventure. Along the way the duo meet a dazzling assortment of characters whose diverse beliefs and perspectives reveal how reality and imagination are frequently indistinguishable.&&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RProfound, powerful, and hilarious, &&LI&&RDon Quixote&&L/I&&R continues to capture the imaginations of audiences all over the world. &&LBR&&R&&LBR&&RFeatures illustrations by Gustave Dor .&&L/P&&R&&LP&&R&&LB&&RCarole Slade &&L/B&&Rspecializes in late medieval and early modern European literature.Her publications include &&LI&&RSt. Teresa of Avila: Author of a Heroic Life&&L/I&&R and &&LI&&RApproaches to Teaching Dante's "Divine Comedy".&&L/I&&R She teaches Comparative Literature at Columbia University.&&L/P&&R&&L/DIV&&R.