'He set spurs to his steed Rocinante, not paying any attention to his squire Sancho Panza, who was shouting that what he was charging were definitely windmills not giants.' The amusing satirical romance of an eccentric knight-errant in La Mancha, central Spain. DON QUIXOTE follows the adventures of Don Quixote and his rustic companion, Sancho Panza.
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'He set spurs to his steed Rocinante, not paying any attention to his squire Sancho Panza, who was shouting that what he was charging were definately windmills not giants.'
Part of the beautifully presented 'Wonders of the World' series. Translated with an introduction by John Rutherford.
'In the prologue to Part 1, Cervantes tells us that it was while he was in prison that he has the idea for Don Quixote. It's probable that he's referring to his incarceration in Seville (1597-8), for incompetence as a tax-collector. Nobody knows whether he started writing in prison, or later. But what is clear is that the piece he envisaged was very different from what he was eventually to produce.' From the Introduction.About the Author:
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (c. 1547-1616) published the first part of DON QUIXOTE in 1605, which brought him immediate popularity. The second part of Don Quixote was published in 1615. He also wrote plays (sixteen of which survive), a pastoral novel, LA GALATEA (1585), and EXEMPLARY STORIES (1613). John Rutherford is a Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford, where he teaches Spanish, Spanish-American and Galician language and literature.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # zk0140448209
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 2002. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. Bookseller Inventory # QX-244-90-1845101