Selecciones de Don Quijote de la Mancha

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Courier Corporation, 1998 - Fiction - 257 pages
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Don Quijote de la Mancha, me satiric adventures of a would-be knight and his faithful squire, is one of the great masterpieces of world literature, a picaresque romance that has amused and delighted generations of readers. Now students of Spanish literature can enjoy selections from the novel, both in the original Spanish and in an excellent new literal English translation on facing pages. The passages in this volume, carefully selected to capture the wonderful flavor and romance of the complete work, include the comical manner in which Don Quixote was knighted, his valiant battle with the windmills (which the knight mistook for giants), misfortunes suffered by the brave knight and his squire at an inn, and much more.
  

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Contents

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III
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IV
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V
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VI
44
VII
54
VIII
68
IX
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XIV
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XV
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Page ii - En un lugar de la Mancha, de cuyo nombre no quiero acordarme, no ha mucho tiempo que vivía un hidalgo de los de lanza en astillero, adarga antigua, rocín flaco y galgo corredor.
Page ii - Frisaba la edad de nuestro hidalgo con los cincuenta años; era de complexión recia, seco de carnes, enjuto de rostro, gran madrugador y amigo de la caza.

About the author (1998)

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was born in Alcala de Henares, Spain, in 1547. In 1585, a few months after his marriage to Catalina de Salazar, he published his first major work as an author, the pastoral novel La Galatea which was poorly received. Cervantes became a tax collector in Granada in 1594, but was imprisoned in 1597 due to money problems with the government. Folklore maintains that while in prison, he wrote his most famous novel, Don Quixote, which was an immediate success upon publication in 1605. After several years of writing short novels and plays, Cervantes was spurred to write the sequel to Don Quixote in 1615 when an unauthorized sequel appeared to great acclaim. Though Cervantes' sequel was rushed and flawed, Don Quixote remains a powerful symbol that has endured to present times in many forms. Cervantes died on April 22, 1616, at the age of 69.

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