The Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote de la Mancha

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McGraw-Hill, 2005 - Reference - 141 pages
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For the upcoming 400th anniversary of one of literature's greatest novels, a celebration of its most unforgettable passages

A browser's delight of proverbs, just in time for the 400th anniversary of Cervantes's classic, The Wit and Wisdom of Don Quixote de la Mancha distills the timeless insight and humor of the masterpiece into a charming gift-size collection ideal for any lover of literature and great quotations.

Decorated with rich illustrations and assembled with a historical introduction by Cervantes scholar Harry Sieber, the quotations in this book are arranged according to theme for quick reference. Readers will easily discover the perfect quote for any occasion or topic. From Love and Hope, to Prudence and Prosperity, to Honor and Honesty, Don Quixote is famous for countless proverbs that have stood the test of time.

After 400 years, these sayings are still with us today, and the best are gathered in this literary volume. In the words of the immortal Man of La Mancha, "Thou hast seen nothing yet."

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Contents

Experience
33
Love and Marriage
75
A Miscellany
89
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Harry Sieber (Baltimore, MD) is professor of Spanish in the Department of Romance Languages at Johns Hopkins University. He has published numerous articles on Cervantes, as well as two books, The Picaresque and Language and Society in the "Lazarillo de Tormes."

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