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.
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.
Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes (1547–1616) fought against the Ottoman Empire and was wounded at the Battle of Lepanto. Captured by pirates, he was enslaved for five years until a ransom secured his release. While working as a civil servant, he produced poetry and plays that were largely ignored but the 1605 publication of part I of Don Quixote, followed by the 1615 publication of part II, ensured his lasting fame.
Hardback, Deluxe edition, printed on silver, matt laminated, gold and silver foil stamped, embossed, 544 pages
Pub Date: 2019
Size: 6.25 x 9.50 inches