Don Quixote (Great Works that Shape our World) (Abridged / Hardcover)

Don Quixote (Great Works that Shape our World) By Miguel de Cervantes, Dr Ilan Stevens (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Miguel de Cervantes, Dr Ilan Stevens (Introduction by)
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After a lifetime of reading books on chivalry in his library, the eccentric Don Quixote embarks on a quest to become a wandering knight, accompanied by his hapless servant, Sancho Panza. Don Quixote sets off on a comedic journey through medieval Spain, in a series of clumsy adventures, tilting at windmills and rescuing those even more hopeless than himself. This edition of Don Quixote is abridged, to offer a less daunting, more accessible version of the work to the reader.

FLAME TREE's Great Works That Shape Our World is a new series of definitive books drawing on ancient, medieval and modern writing. Offering a fund of essential knowledge, and spell-binding stories it satisfies every facet of human interest: scientific, philosophical, sociological, romantic, dramatic and mysterious.

Created to entertain, inform and enrich, the new series brings infinite variety to refresh the mind, presented in beautiful editions for the modern market. Each book features a new, accessible introduction, specially written for these editions, placing the book in context both as part of the new series, and highlighting its special contribution to the advancement of human understanding; they examine the significance of each work, their impact at time of publication, and their influence today.

About the Author

Ilan Stavans is Lewis-Sebring Professor of Humanities, Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College, USA. He is publisher of Restless Books and host of the NPR show In Contrast. His award-winning books, adapted for radio, TV and theatre, have been translated into 20 languages. In 2018, he adapted Don Quixote de la Mancha into a best-selling graphic novel (illustrated by Venezuelan cartoonist Roberto Weil).

Product Details
ISBN: 9781787556904
ISBN-10: 1787556905
Abridged: Yes
Publisher: Flame Tree Press
Publication Date: December 15th, 2019
Pages: 544
Language: English
Series: Great Works that Shape our World