Don Quixote
ISBN: 1853260363
EAN13: 9781853260360
Language: English
Pages: 800
Dimensions: 1.73" H x 7.72" L x 4.88" W
Weight: 1.1 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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Newly introduced by leading Quixote scholar Ilan Stavans, this 400th Anniversary edition of Don Quixote of La Mancha--called the most popular book in history after the Bible and the first modern novel--inaugurates Restless Classics: interactive encounters with great books and inspired teachers. Each Restless Classic is beautifully designed with original artwork, a new introduction for the trade audience, and a video teaching series and live online book club discussions led by passionate experts.

Described as the novel that invented modernity, Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote of La Mancha has become since its publication in Spain in two parts--the first in 1605, the second in 1615--a machine of meaning, endlessly adapted into ballet, theater, dance, film, music, and television, not to mention a veritable tourist industry.
Lionel Trilling argued that all prose fiction is a variation on the theme of Don Quixote. Mark Twain was a passionate fan. Flaubert modeled Madame Bovary after it. Dostoyevsky reimagined its protagonist in The Idiot. And Borges, in his story about Pierre Menard, looked at it as the gravitational center of Hispanic civilization. Milan Kundera fittingly summarized this unstoppable devotion when he said that Cervantes teaches the Read More chevron_right

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   Really really really good!
Out of all the wishbone books i have read, this is by far the best. Indeed, this story is so incredibly well adapted, it is one of my favourite books ever. It's hard not to like people being attacked by windmills.