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Don Quixote (Paperback)
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Don Quixote (Paperback)

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Paperback 992 Pages / Published: 18/09/2014
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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.

Publisher: Alma Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781847493774
Number of pages: 992
Weight: 454 g
Dimensions: 198 x 128 x 25 mm

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“Surprisingly good”

I loved the way the story was written. The diary format actually made me draw my curtains in case dracula was waiting for me...
It is a lot better than the modern take on vampires. Twilight does not beat this classic.

Paperback edition
12th December 2011
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Well my main feeling about this is that I finished it. It was a bit of a slog, I say a bit, it was epic but sadly not because it was gripping or the aadventure carried me away but because it was a hard to keep... More

Paperback edition
27th February 2015
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Keiran L

“A masterpiece of Spanish literature. ”

For a novel written four centuries ago Don Quixote has a lot of relevance to modern life. Cervantes populates Spain with colourful and unusual characters who help, fight, victimise and learn from the two central... More

Paperback edition
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8th February 2016
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