Don Quixote: (Special English Edition) (Annotated) (Paperback)

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Cervantes wrote that the first chapters were taken from "the archives of La Mancha," and the rest were translated from an Arabic text by the Moorish author Cide Hamete Benengeli. This metafictional trick appears to give a greater credibility to the text, implying that Don Quixote is a real character and that the events related truly occurred several decades prior to the recording of this account. However, it was also common practice in that era for fictional works to make some pretense of being factual, such as the common opening line of fairy tales "Once upon a time in a land far away...


Product Details
ISBN: 9781793362506
ISBN-10: 1793362505
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: January 7th, 2019
Pages: 512
Language: English