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Don Quixote - (Penguin Clothbound Classics) by Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 1056

Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres

Sub-Genre: Classics

Series Title: Penguin Clothbound Classics

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Penguin Books

Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra

Language: English

Street Date: October 9, 2018
TCIN: 53850299
UPC: 9780241347768
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-7715


Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was born in Spain in 1547 to a family once proud and influential but now fallen on hard times. Educated as a child by the Jesuits in Seville, the creator of Don Quixote grew up to follow the career of a professional soldier. On his return to Spain he found his family more impoverished than ever before. Supporting his mother, two sisters, and an illegitimate daughter, he settled down to a literary career and had hopes of becoming a successful playwright, just as Lope de Vega entered triumphantly to transform the Spanish theatre by his genius. Although he never knew prosperity, Cervantes did gain a measure of fame during his lifetime, and Don Quixote and Sancho Panza were known all over the world. Part I of Don Quixote was published in 1605; in 1613, his Exemplary Novels appeared, and these picaresque tales of romantic adventure gained immediate popularity. Journey to Parnassas, a satirical review of his fellow Spanish poets, appeared in 1614, and Part II of Don Quixote in 1615. Miguel de Cervantes died on April 23, 1616, the same day as the death of Shakespeare--his English contemporary, his only peer.
John Rutherford is a Fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford, where he teaches Spanish, Spanish-American and Galician language and literature. He has also translated La Regenta, by Leopoldo Alas and (with others) "Them" and Other Stories, by Xos� Luis M�ndez Ferrin. This edition of Don Quixote won the 2002 Primio Valle Incl�n prize for translation from Spanish.
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