The First Part of the Life and Achievements of the Renowned Don Quixote De La Mancha. [Books One to Four]
Published in two parts (part 1, 1605, and part 2, 1615) by Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes, one of the most widely read classics of Western literature. Originally conceived as a parody of the chivalric romances that had long been in literary vogue, it describes realistically what befalls an aging knight who, his head bemused by reading such romances, sets out on his old horse Rocinante, with his pragmatic squire, Sancho Panza, to seek adventure. Widely and immediately translated (first English translation 1612), the novel was a great and continuing success and is considered a prototype of the modern novel. This is the 1979 reprint of the 1946 edition illustrated by Salvador Dali.
Publisher: Abbeville Press
Date Published: 1979
Book Condition: Very good hardcover with only minor surface and edge wear to boards. Slight fading to spine edges and mild soiling to text block. A clean, tight and unmarked copy internally.
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