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Don Quixote / Miguel de Cervantes ; translated by Tom Lathrop.

Don Quixote / Miguel de Cervantes ; translated by Tom Lathrop.
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ISBN 9781847493774 (paperback)
Author Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616 author.
Title Don Quixote / Miguel de Cervantes ; translated by Tom Lathrop.
Publisher/Date Richmond, Surrey, United Kingdom : Alma Classics, 2014.
Pagination etc. xiii, 784 pages ; 20 cm.
Series Alma classics
Contents note Translated from the Spanish.
Summary Note When an ageing, impoverished nobleman decides to style himself "Don Quixote" and embarks upon a series of daring endeavours, it is clear that his ability to distinguish between reality and the fantasy world of literary romance has broken down. His exploits turn into comic misadventures, in which everyday objects are transformed into the accoutrements of chivalry, peasant girls become princesses and windmills are mistaken for formidable giants, leading the hero and his squire Sancho Panza into the realms of absurdity and humiliation. Renowned for its comical set pieces, Don Quixote is a profound meditation on the relationship between truth and fiction and the morality of deception, as well as the foundation stone of the modern novel.
Subject Don Quixote (Fictitious character) -- Fiction
Knights and knighthood -- Spain -- Fiction
Spain -- Social life and customs -- Fiction
Added Author Lathrop, Thomas A. translator.
Shelf Location F CERV
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