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Don Quixote. Tobias Smollett (Translator)
Author: Miguel De Cervantes
Contributor: Tobias Smollett (Translator); Carlos Fuentes (Introduction by)
Publication Date: April 2001
Random House, Incorporated; Modern Library
Format: Trade Paperback, 1168 pages
Price: $11.95
ISBN: 0-375-75699-X
Price: $11.95

ISBN: 0-8129-7210-4
Binding Format: Mass Market;  1264 pp.
Price: $7.95
     Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de la Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they wend their way across sixteenth-century Spain. Milan Kundera calls Cervantes "the founder of the Modern Era and Lionel Trilling "observes that it can be said that all prose fiction is a variation on the theme of Don Quixote."
     This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition reproduces the acclaimed Tobias Smollett translation; as Salman Rushdie declares, "To my mind, this is the only English rendering of the Quixote that reads like a great novel, a novel of immense daring, much wildness and many colours. It releases Don Quixote from the grey academic prison of many more recent translations, unleashing him upon the English language in all his brilliant, foolish glory". This edition also contains new endnotes. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Don Quixote
Title: Don Quixote
Miguel de Cervantes
Contributor: Edith Grossman (Translator), Harold Bloom (Translator, Introduction)
Publisher: HarperTrade
Publication Date: November 2003
ISBN: 0-06-018870-7
Binding Format: Trade Cloth; 976 pp.;
Price: $29.95
Original Language: Spanish
Recommended In:
Library Journal, Publishers Weekly
Awards: Library Journal Best Books of the Year ( WON AWARD ) 2004
     Edith Grossman's definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece. Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, and one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. Unless you read Spanish, you've never read Don Quixote. "Though there have been many valuable English translations of Don Quixote, I would commend Edith Grossman's version for the extraordinarily high quality of her prose. The Knight and Sancho are so eloquently rendered by Grossman that the vitality of their characterization is more clearly conveyed than ever before.
     There is also an astonishing contextualization of Don Quixote and Sancho in Grossman's translation that I believe has not been achieved before. The spiritual atmosphere of a Spain already in steep decline can be felt throughout, thanks to her heightened quality of diction. Grossman might be called the Glenn Gould of translators, because she, too, articulates every note. Reading her amazing mode of finding equivalents in English for Cervantes's darkening vision is an entrance into a further understanding of why this great book contains within itself all the novels that have followed in its sublime wake."
     From the Introduction by Harold Bloom Miguel de Cervantes was born on September 29, 1547, in Alcala de Henares, Spain. At twenty-three he enlisted in the Spanish militia and in 1571 fought against the Turks in the battle of Lepanto, where a gunshot wound permanently crippled his left hand. He spent four more years at sea and then another five as a slave after being captured by Barbary pirates. Ransomed by his family, he returned to Madrid but his disability hampered him; it was in debtor's prison that he began to write Don Quixote. Cervantes wrote many other works, including poems and plays, but he remains best known as the author of Don Quixote. He died on April 23, 1616.
     "Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, and one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved (Blackwell)
Don Quixote
 Picture of Book Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Author: Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra
Edith Grossman, George Guidall
Release Date: October, 2003
ISBN: 1402563426
Publisher: Recorded Books
Format: Audio CD, Cassette
Price: $109.99, Library Edition
Price: $80.00, Retail Edition
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Don Quixote
Author: Miguel de Cervantes ,
John Rutherford - Translator
Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria - Introduction

Publication Date: February 2003
Viking Penguin
ISBN: 0-14-243723-9
Binding Format: Trade Paper; 1072 pp;
Reading Level: From 9 to adult
Price: $10.00
     Don Quixote has become so entranced reading tales of chivalry that he decides to turn knight errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, these exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways. While Quixote's fancy often leads him astray—he tilts at windmills, imagining them to be giants—Sancho acquires cunning and a certain sagacity. Sane madman and wise fool, they roam the world together-and together they have haunted readers' imaginations for nearly four hundred years.
     With its experimental form and literary playfulness, Don Quixote has been generally recognized as the first modern novel. This Penguin Classics edition, with its beautiful new cover design, includes John Rutherford's masterly translation, which does full justice to the energy and wit of Cervantes's prose, as well as a brilliant critical introduction by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarriá.
Miguel Cervantes , Don Quixote (Abridged Edition)
Publication Date: December 2003
Signet Classic (Penguin Group)
Binding Format: Trade Paper;
544 pages; 4.33 x 6.69 in .
Abridged Edition.
Price: $6.95

Brimming with humor, rich in idealism and earthy common sense, this highly-esteemed translation and abridgement of the beloved masterpiece will enchant a new generation of readers.
The History and Adventures of the Renowned Don Quixote
Contributor: O M Brack (Editor)
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Tobias George Smollett (Translator)
Martin C Battestin (Notes by); Martin C Battestin (Introduction by)
Publication Date: August 2003
University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 0-8203-2430-2
Item Status: Active Record (Readily Available)
Binding Format: Trade Cloth; Illustrated: 35 photos; Pages: 1056;  15 x 23 cm.
Price: $100.00
     Jacket Description:"This authoritative textual edition presents Tobias Smollett's translation of Cervantes's Don Quixote in the form most faithful to Smollett's own intentions. It includes Francis Hayman's twenty-eight illustrations engraved for the original edition, Smollett's explanatory notes, and his prefatory "Life of Cervantes."" "Smollett's Don Quixote first appeared in 1755 and was for many years the most popular English-language version of Cervantes's masterpiece. However, soon after the start of the nineteenth century, its reputation began to suffer. Rival translators, literary hucksters, and careless scholars initiated or fed a variety of charges against Smollett - even plagiarism. For almost 130 years no publisher risked reprinting it."
     "Redemption began in 1986, when the distinguished Mexican novelist Carlos Fuentes, in his foreword to a new (albeit flawed) edition of Smollett's translation, declared it to be "the authentic vernacular version" of Don Quixote in English. Fuentes's opinion was in accord with that of the preeminent Cervantist, Francisco Rodriguez Marin, who decades earlier had declared Smollett's Don Quixote to be his preferred English version."--BOOK JACKET. Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved (Blackwell)
Don Quixote, Complete and Unabridged Edition
Miguel Cervantes - Author
Walter Starkie - Translator
Edward H. Friedman - Introduction

Publication Date: December 2001
Publisher: Signet Classic
Binding Format: Trade Paper;
1056 pages; 4.56 x 6.81in.
Price: $7.95
    Complete and unabridged, in the memorable Walter Starkie translation, this is the epic tale of Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful quire, Sancho Panza. Their picaresque adventures in the world of sixteenth-century Spain form the basis of one of the great treasures of Western literature—a book that is both an immortal satire on an outdated chivalric code and a biting portrayal of an age in which nobility can be a form a madness.
     Imbued with superb comedy and irony, Don Quixote stands as a testament to the author’s rich artistry. It is, as Walter Starkie writes, “the first modern novel in the world, created out of a life of disillusion, privation, and poverty by a maimed ex-soldier…whose noble nature and gentle sense of humorous tolerance taught him that life is an unending dialogue between a knight of the spirit who is ever striving to soar aloft, and a squire who clings to his master and strives with might and main to keep his feet firmly planted on the ground.”
Selections from Don Quixote (Dual-Language)
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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Format:  Paperback Book; 256 pages;
5 3/8 x 8 1/2
ISBN:  0486406660
Publication Date:
April 1999

General Adult readers.
Our Price $10.95
   Carefully selected passages from one of the great masterpieces of world literature feature the satiric adventures of a would-be knight and his faithful squire. Excellent new literal English translations on facing pages of the original Spanish text cover carefully selected passages that capture the wonderful flavor and romance of the complete work, including the comical manner in which Don Quixote was knighted and his valiant battle with the windmills.
     Table of Contents for Selections from Don Quixote (Dual-Language): Introduction; Part One; I; II; III; IV; [Synopsis of Chapters V & VI]; VII; VIII; IX ; (excerpt); [Synopsis of Chapters X-XIV]; XV; (excerpt); XVI; XVII; XVIII; (excerpt); XIX; XX; (excerpts); XXI; (excerpts); XXII; [Synopsis of Chapters XXIII-XXIX]; XXX; (excerpt); XXXI; (excerpts); [Synopsis of Chapters XXXII-XXXIV]; XXXV; (excerpt); [Synopsis of Chapters XXXVI-XLII]; XLIII ; (excerpt); XLIV; (excerpt); [Synopsis of Chapters XLV & XLVI]; XLVII; (excerpt); [Synopsis of Chapters XLVIII-L]; LI; LII; (excerpt); Part Two; LXXIV;
Don Quixote de la Mancha, Oxford World's Classics
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Translated by Charles Jarvis
Edited with an Introduction and notes by E. C. Riley
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0192834835
Paper, 1120 pages
Publication Date: Oct 1998
Price: $7.95
     Don Quixote, originally published in two parts in 1605 and 1615, stands as Cervantes' belated but colossal literary success. A work which has achieved mythic status, it is considered to have pioneered the modern novel.
     Don Quixote, a poor gentleman from La Mancha, Spain, entranced by the code of chivalry, seeks romantic honor through absurd and fantastic adventures. His fevered imagination turns everyday objects into heroic opponents and stepping stones to greater glory; each exploit serves as a comic, yet disturbing commentary on the psychological struggle between reality and illusion, fact and fiction. This celebrated translation by Charles Jarvis offers a new introduction and notes which provide essential background information.
     Reviews: A very attractive, flexibly-bound edition, more inviting than others."--John H. Wilson, Dakota Weslyan University
Exemplary Stories (Novelas Ejemplares),  Oxford World's Classics
Miguel de Cervantes

Translated with an Introduction and Notes by Lesley Lipson
Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0192832433
paper, 368 pages
Published: July 1998
Price: $10.95 
Description: More popular in their day than Don Quxixote, Cervantes's Exemplary Stories (1613) surprise, challenge and delight. Ranging from the picaresque to the satirical, the Exemplary Stories defy the conventions of heroic chivalric literature through a combinaton of comic irony, moral ambiguity, realism, and sheer mirth. This new translation captures the full vigour of Cervantes's wit and makes available two rarely printed gems, "The Illustrious Kitchen Maid" and "The Power of Blood."
Includes: Cervantes's prologue; The Little Gypsy Girl; The Jealous Old Man from Extremadura; The Glass Graduate; Rinconete and Cortadillo; The Deceitful Marriage; The Dialogue of The Dogs; The Illustrious Kitchen Maid; The Power of Blood
Miguel Cervantes - Author
Reader: Andrew Sachs

Audio: Audio cassette | 4.44 x 7.24in | 2 cassettes |
ISBN 156511180X |
Publication Date:
April 1997 |
Highbridgemiranda (Viking Penguin Edition)
Abridged Edition.
Price: $16.95
Don Quijote
Don Q book jacket
A New Translation by Burton Raffel

A masterful new translation that comes as close as possible to re-creating the inimitable style of Cervantes' prose.

Publication Date: December
Publisher: W.W. Norton
Binding Format: Trade Paper;
752 pages.
Price: $19.95

     One of the world's great novels, Don Quijote chronicles the adventures of that bumbling, infinitely compassionate knight and his shrewdly simple squire, Sancho Panza, in all their splendid humor.     "Burton Raffel's translation of Don Quijote is fluent, strong, and engagingly readable. The narrative skill is such that we are soon willing to believe that Raffel is Cervantes reborn and writing in English."—Guy Davenport
      "A most compelling volume indeed. Readers encountering Cervantes' boundless text in English will delight in this superb book."—Anthony J. Carcardi, University of California, Berkeley
The History of That Ingenious Gentleman Don Quijote de La Mancha
 Picture of Book
A New Translation by Burton Raffel
Norton Critical Edition, Diana de Armas Wilson, Editor, Burton Raffel Translation

Publication Date: December
Publisher: W.W. Norton
Binding Format: Trade Paper;
Price: $25.00

Part parody and part cautionary tale, Don Quijote is a literary masterpiece. This Norton Critical Edition of Don Quijote is based on Burton Raffel's masterful translation.
     The Raffel translation comes as close as possible to recreating Cervantes's inimitable prose style-the translation is consistent, fluid, and modeled closely on the original Spanish. Diana de Armas Wilson provides a thought-provoking introduction and explanatory textual annotations.
     Carefully selected contextual materials bring readers into the creative process that culminated in Don Quijote. Jncluded are other writings by Cervantes published during the period from 1585 to 1616 as well as contemporary works by Ariosto, Avellaneda, Sannazaro, and Montalvo. Patricia Finch and John J. Allen provide a modern account of the novel's influence throughout the ages. Fifteen critical pieces present major interpretations of both the novel and selected episodes.
     Included are contributions by Jorge Luis Borges, Carlos Fuentes, Michel Foucault, Javier Herrero, Ruth El Saffar, Carroll B. Johnson, Robert ter Horst, Nicolas Wey-G6mez, Maria Antonia Carces, and Anne J. Cruz, among others. A Chronology and Selected Bibliography are also included.
Don Quixote de la Mancha
Written by Miguel De Cervantes
Translated by Samuel Putnam

Category: Fiction
Imprint: Modern Library
Format: Hardcover, 1280 pages
Pub Date: July 1998
ISBN: 0-679-60286-0
Price: $25.95
     " Don Quixote is practically unthinkable as a living being," said novelist Milan Kundera. "And yet, in our memory, what character is more alive?"
     ----Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. This Modern Library edition presents the acclaimed Samuel Putnam translation of the epic tale, complete with notes, variant readings, and an Introduction by the translator.
     ----The debt owed to Cervantes by literature is immense. From Milan Kundera: "Cervantes is the founder of the Modern Era. . . . The novelist need answer to no one but Cervantes." Lionel Trilling observed: "It can be said that all prose fiction is a variation on the theme of Don Quixote." Vladmir Nabo-kov wrote: "Don Quixote is greater today than he was in Cervantes's womb. [He] looms so wonderfully above the skyline of literature, a gaunt giant on a lean nag, that the book lives and will live through [his] sheer vitality. . . . He stands for everything that is gentle, forlorn, pure, unselfish, and gallant. The parody has become a paragon." And V. S. Pritchett observed: "Don Quixote begins as a province, turns into Spain, and ends as a universe. . . . The true spell of Cervantes is that he is a natural magician in pure story-telling."
     The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foundation for their next publishing venture, Random House.
     The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices.
Doré’s Illustrations for Don Quixote
Gustave Doré
A Selection of 190 Illustrations by Gustave Dore
Our Price: $12.95
Format: Book; 160 pp. Size: 9 x 12
Publisher: Dover Publishers
Publication Date: 1982
ISBN: 0486243001

     Doré's sympathy to Cervantes' satire was so complete that, of numerous interpretations by many artists, his has become standard. Here are 190 wood-engraved plates, 120 full-page: charging the windmill, traversing Spanish plains, valleys, mountains, ghostly visions of dragons, knights, flaming lake. Marvelous detail, minutiae, accurate costumes, architecture, enchantment, pathos, humor. Captions.
Portable Cervantes's, The. Portable Library
Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
Samuel Putnam - Editor
Publication Date: December 1976
Publisher: Penguin
Binding Format: Trade Paper;
864 pages;5.11 x 7.75 in.
Price: $14.95

     Contains Don Quixote, in Samuel Putnam's acclaimed translation, substantially complete, with editorial summaries of the omitted passages; two 'Exemplary Novels, 'Rinconete and Cortadillo' and 'Man of Glass'; and 'Foot in the Stirrup,' Cervantes's extraordinary farewell to life from The Troubles of Persiles and Sigismunda.
Don Quixote
  Written by Miguel De Cervantes
Miguel De Cervantes
Contributor: Tobias Smollett (Translator); Carlos Fuentes (Introduction by)
Introduction A. J. Close

Publication Date: December 1991
Publisher: Everyman's Library (Random House Group)
ISBN: 0-679-40758-8
Binding Format: Hadrcover; 1104 pp.;
5.43 x 8.33 x 2.19 in.; 2.09 lbs.
Price: $26.00
"Cervantes's masterpiece is lucky to have found so perfect a translator as the flamboyant Smollett. The rambunctious personalities of author and translator are ideally matched."
Don Quixote
  Written by Miguel De Cervantes
Miguel De Cervantes
Contributor: Tobias Smollett (Translator); Carlos Fuentes (Introduction by)
Introduction A. J. Close

Publication Date: December 1999
Publisher: Everyman's Library (Random House Group)

ISBN: 0-375-40659-X
Binding Format: Trade Paper; pp.
Price: $14.95
Don Quixote Book and Read-Along Cassette, AGS Illustrated Classics
  Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
NOTE: This book set (book + cassette) is sold only to institutions and educational groups for class use. Not sold to individuals.
Publication Date:

Publisher: AGS Publishing
Reading Level: 3.8-4.8, Adult students
Interest Level: Middle School, High School, ABE, ESL
ISBN: 0-7854-0792-8
Binding Format: Trade Paper
Price: $19.95

Book only:
Don Quixote Book
ISBN: 0-7854-0776-6
Price: $8.95
Now students with lower reading abilities can enjoy some of the most important literature of our culture. This seventy-two book collection features easy-reading texts with extensive artwork on every page to capture students’ attention. Don Quixote is one volume in this series.
     An 80-page Student Exercises Book is available with reproducible pre- and post-reading exercises and vocabulary and comprehension questions for each of the six collections. Read-Along Cassettes, word-for-word readings of the stories, are also available. Each character is portrayed by a different voice to make it easy for reluctant readers to follow along in the text. Available for each of the six collections.


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