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Don Quixote of La Mancha (Anniversary) (Paperback) (Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra)
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Newly introduced by leading Quixote scholar Ilan Stavans, the four-hundredth anniversary edition of Cervantes’s timeless novel is the lead title in a new series called Restless Classics: beautifully repackaged works of international literature with original art, new introductions for the trade audience, and exclusive multimedia material that brings the classroom to the reader.Don Quixote of La Mancha is considered the most popular book in history after the Bible, and has been called the first modern novel. One might even say that this tragi-comic work is far more than a novel: It is a manual for life, with lessons on how to love, dream, age, and be a friend. It encourages engagement with the essential questions: Who am I? Why am I here? What is my responsibility toward others? What is the meaning of being mortal? Furthermore, it is a book about books, about the act—and art—of reading, and about the imagination as the engine that makes us move.In an unnamed village in La Mancha, Spain, a nobleman named Alonso Quijano is completely consumed by the countless chivalry novels he reads, and reimagines himself as the valiant knight, Don Quixote. With his loyal squire, Sancho Panza, Don Quixote sets off on a series of misadventures, battling fictitious enemies for the sake of gallantry.In the words of scholar Ilan Stavans, Don Quixote is “fluid, inexhaustible, and magical.” For the four-hundredth anniversary of its publication and its author’s death, Restless Books releases a beautiful new edition of this timeless work with a brand-new introduction from Stavans, astounding original illustrations by the artist Eko, and wealth of linked interactive, multimedia material to help introduce you to the inner workings of this classic text.
Number of Pages: 923
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: Restless Classics
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
Street Date: October 6, 2015
Item Number (DPCI): 248-00-9253
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