Don Quixote kindle edition
To download now click the link below: Don Quixote kindle edition Don Quixote has become so entranced reading tales of chivalry that he decides to turn knight errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, these exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways. While Quixote's fancy often leads him astrayâ€”he tilts at windmills, imagining them to be giantsâ€”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. This Penguin Classics edition, with its beautiful new cover design, includes John Rutherford's masterly translation,
which does full justice to the energy and wit of Cervantes's prose, as well as a brilliant critical introduction by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarriรก.
Reviews: The Penguin Classics version contains both books 1 and 2, and the two are in very different styles. The two books together is what most now call Don Quixote, I want to make sure that all know that this near 1000 page book is both parts, and although there is no shame in stopping after a 550 some odd page first half of the story, one thing I want to know first and foremost is - Does this version contain the entire story or should I plan to get a different book or the second part of the story. As for the translation, I am not real specific nor picky, I am just looking for a good read, I am not a scholar, just trying to read the best books ever written before I die in umm, oh 50 yrs or so with luck. As for the review, I consider this book one of my favorites, Paradise Lost (preferably with Paradise Regained) and the three parts of The Divine Comedy are the only books I enjoy more. If you are looking for a book that is a great story, not real complex, not hard to read, and the story, a simple one, not poetic, not religious, no hidden agenda, just simply a good timeless story this is it. I am currently trying to decide which hardback version of Don Quixote to get for my 80 yr old grandma for Christmas. She is a voracious reader, yet does not like the poetry found in many classics, and frequently abound in all the books I read, after finishing Don Quixote 6 months ago, I knew I had the gift, something we could share and enjoy, she will likely finish the 1000 page monster in a week compared to my almost 3 month odyssey.
Written in the early 1600s, Miguel Cervantes' novel about the delusional knight's adventures has become a classic staple of historic literature. Don Quixote is a middle-aged man who, having read too many chivalric novels, actually believes he is a knight and sets out on his adventures. He is aided by his trusted squire, Sancho Panza, to whom Don Quixote has promised an island over which to rule once he completes his adventures and wins over his only love,
Dulcinea. The adventures which follow are exciting and entertaining. Don Quixote charges at windmills, mistaking them to be giants. He mistakes a country wench to be Dulcinea who has been enchanted by an evil magician's spell in order to look like a country wench. In short, he can't distinguish reality from his fantasy. This novel is long, and unless you're a classic literature buff, you can get away with the abridged version. What makes the book such a classic is the complexity of the characters. Don Quixote isn't insane all the time--there are times when he seems to know more about reality than he lets on. Sancho Panza seems like an idiot for following Don Quixote around, yet Sancho goes back and forth between criticizing his master's idiotic notions and adoring some of them as well. Moreover, the source of Don Quixote's madness is his obsession with books on chivalry. Yet this book itself is a story about a chivalric knight. By taking this story's message to heart, aren't we committing the same errors as Don Quixote did with his novels?
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