Originally planned as a moral fable, using parody to attach chivalric romances, the adventures of Don Quixote and his faithful squire Sancho Panza gained depth and complexity in the course of writing. There is a note on the translation and explanatory notes on the text.
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"[Harrison's] language captures the style of the original.... Ambrus's artwork is well suited to the story; he captures the personalities of both knight and squire without reducing them to caricatures."--School Library Journal"Children will find this a fast-paced, readable introduction to Cervantes' novel."--BooklistFrom the Publisher:
The definitive translation of the world's greatest novel.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 2001. Book Condition: Brand New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 82018
Book Description Penguin Classic. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0140445617 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW4.0061943
Book Description Penguin Classic, 2001. Book Condition: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: The novel "Don Quixote" is over four hundred years old (first appearing in 1605, fifteen years prior to the Mayflower reaching the shores of Massachusetts), yet it is still alive and "fresh" today. Russian author Fyodor Dostoyevsky called Don Quixote "the ultimate and most sublime work of human thinking." Samuel "Mark Twain" Clemens admitted that his most-revered work, "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" was based on -- or at least heavily influenced by -- this satirical picaresque novel by Cervantes. Ernest Hemingway opined that American literature began with "Huck Finn"; thus, we can trace a literary lineage flowing from Cervantes to Twain to Hemingway and onwards. Considering the above, it is fitting that a native English speaker wanting to learn Spanish (beyond the basic phrases revolving around bathrooms and beer, as well as conversational necessities such as "How are you?," "What is your name?" etc.) would want to read Don Quixote in its original language*. This edition allows for that, with the Spanish on each left-facing page, along with the English translation on the right. * Of course, a native Spanish speaker wanting to learn English could use this volume to the same end. Bookseller Inventory # ABE_book_new_0140445617
Book Description Penguin Classic, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110140445617