Don Quixote

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Harper Collins, Feb 10, 2009 - Fiction - 992 pages

A PBS Great American Read Top 100 Pick

Edith Grossman's definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece, in an expanded P.S. edition

Widely regarded as one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the adventures of the self-created knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. You haven't experienced Don Quixote in English until you've read this masterful translation.

This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

 

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Contents

To the Book of Don Quixote of La Mancha
11
Part One of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote
19
19
35
In which the account of our knights misfortune continues
41
chapter vii
53
Don Quixote of La Mancha
65
chapter xi
75
chapter xii
81
chapter l
428
chapter lii
438
Second Part of the Ingenious Gentleman
451
chapter i
459
24
469
chapter iv
480
35
481
chapter v
485

chapter xiv
94
chapter xv
102
chapter xvi
109
chapter xvii
116
chapter xviii
124
chapter xix
134
chapter xx
141
chapter xxi
152
chapter xxii
163
chapter xxiii
173
chapter xxiv
182
chapter xxv
190
chapter xxvi
205
chapter xxvii
212
Part Four of the Ingenious Gentleman
227
chapter xxix
239
chapter xxx
249
chapter xxxi
258
chapter xxxii
266
chapter xxxiii
272
chapter xxxiv
289
chapter xxxv
305
chapter xxxvi
313
chapter xxxvii
321
chapter xxxviii
330
chapter xl
341
chapter xli
352
chapter xlii
368
chapter xliii
374
chapter xliv
383
chapter xlv
391
chapter xlvi
398
chapter xlvii
405
chapter xlviii
414
chapter xlix
421
chapter viii
502
chapter xi
521
chapter xiv
538
chapter xvii
558
chapter xviii
567
chapter xix
576
chapter xx
582
chapter xxi
591
chapter xxii
597
chapter xxiii
604
chapter xxiv
614
chapter xxv
620
chapter xxvi
628
chapter xxvii
636
chapter xxviii
642
chapter xxx
653
chapter xxxii
665
chapter xxxiii
677
chapter xxxiv
683
chapter xxxv
690
chapter xxxvi
697
chapter xxxviii
704
chapter xxxix
710
chapter xlii
727
chapter xlv
746
chapter xlviii
765
chapter l
782
chapter li
790
chapter liii
804
chapter lv
817
chapter lviii
832
chapter lx
849
chapter lxii
864
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About the author (2009)

Miguel de Cervantes was born on September 29, 1547, in Alcala de Henares, Spain. At twenty-three he enlisted in the Spanish militia and in 1571 fought against the Turks in the Battle of Lepanto, where a gunshot wound permanently crippled his left hand. He spent four more years at sea and then another five as a slave after being captured by Barbary pirates. Ransomed by his family, he returned to Madrid but his disability hampered him; it was in debtor's prison that he began to write Don Quixote. Cervantes wrote many other works, including poems and plays, but he remains best known as the author of Don Quixote. He died on April 23, 1616.

Edith Grossman is the award-winning translator of major works by many of Latin America's most important writers. Born in Philadelphia, she attended the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California at Berkeley before receiving her PhD from New York University. She lives in New York City.

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