Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Wordsworth Editions, 1998 - Fiction - 992 pages
Cervantes' tale of the deranged gentleman who turns knight-errant, tilts at windmills and battles with sheep in the service of the lady of his dreams, Dulcinea del Toboso, has fascinated generations of readers, and inspired other creative artists such as Flaubert, Picasso and Richard Strauss. The tall, thin knight and his short, fat squire, Sancho Panza, have found their way into films, cartoons and even computer games. Supposedly intended as a parody of the most popular escapist fiction of the day, the 'books of chivalry', this precursor of the modern novel broadened and deepened into a sophisticated, comic account of the contradictions of human nature. Cervantes' greatest work can be enjoyed on many levels, all suffused with a subtle irony that reaches out to encompass the reader.
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THE LIFE OF CERVANTES
THE TRANSLATORS NOTE
Of the sage Don Quixotes first sally from his own habitation
The diverting expedient Don Quixote falls upon in order
Of what befell our knight when he sallied from the inn
In which the story of our knights misfortune is continued
The second sally of our worthy knight Don Quixote de
adventure Altisidora Amadis de Gaul Anselmo answered Sancho answered the squire Antonomasia arms bachelor barber beauty began believe body called Camilla Cardenio castle chivalry Christian cried Sancho curate damsel Dapple daughter desire devil Don Fernando Dorothea duchess duenna duke Dulcinea del Toboso enchanted entertainment eyes father favour fortune friend Sancho gentleman give goatherd governor hand happened hast hath head heard hearing heart heaven honour knights-errant la Mancha lady Dulcinea leave Leonela lord Lothario madness Mancha manner master means Miguel de Cervantes misfortune mistress never observed occasion perceived person pray present promise Quiteria Quixote's recounted renegado replied Don Quixote replied Sancho replied the knight Ricote Rozinante Sancho Panza servants shew signor Don Quixote sooner soul Spain tell Teresa thee thing thou art truth valiant valour whole wife words worship Zorayda