Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes

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by Miguel de Cervantes

Adventure Satire Comedy Parody Idealism vs. Realism Chivalry and Romance Madness Identity Social Critique

34 hours 10 minutes

Don Quixote is a novel by Miguel de Cervantes originally published in two parts, in 1605 and 1615. Its full title is The Ingenious Gentleman Sir Quixote of La Mancha

The novel tells the story around the adventures of a noble from La Mancha (Spain) named Alonso Quixano, who reads so many chivalric romances that he loses his mind and decides to become a knight-errant to revive chivalry and serve his nation, under the name Don Quixote de la Mancha.

The main theme of the book focuses on whether it is possible to find an ideal in the real. This main theme is linked to an ethical concept, that of freedom in human life.

The book is considered a masterpiece of humor literature of all time.It is also the first modern novel and will exert a great influence on all subsequent European literature.

This digital edition of the book Don Quixote is based on John Ormsby's translation.


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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish writer widely regarded as the greatest writer in the Spanish language, and one of the world's pre-eminen...

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The best Don Quixote quotes

Until death it is all life.


To surrender dreams — this may be madness.


The truth may be stretched thin, but it never breaks, and it always surfaces above lies, as oil floats on water.


Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.


Take my advice and live for a long, long time. Because the maddest thing a man can do in this life is to let himself die.

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