Portable Cervantes

ISBN-10: 0140150579
ISBN-13: 9780140150575
Edition: 1980
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Description: The Portable Cervantescontains Don Quixote,in Samuel Putnam's acclaimed translation, substantially complete, with editorial summaries of the omitted passages; two "Exemplary Novels, "Rinconete and Cortadilloand Man of Glass; and "Foot in the  More...

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List price: $20.00
Copyright year: 1980
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/18/1976
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 864
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

The Portable Cervantescontains Don Quixote,in Samuel Putnam's acclaimed translation, substantially complete, with editorial summaries of the omitted passages; two "Exemplary Novels, "Rinconete and Cortadilloand Man of Glass; and "Foot in the Stirrup, "Cervantes's extraordinary farewell to life from The Troubles of Persiles and Sigismunda.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was born in Alcala de Henares, Spain, in 1547. In 1585, a few months after his marriage to Catalina de Salazar, he published his first major work as an author, the pastoral novel La Galatea which was poorly received. Cervantes became a tax collector in Granada in 1594, but was imprisoned in 1597 due to money problems with the government. Folklore maintains that while in prison, he wrote his most famous novel, Don Quixote, which was an immediate success upon publication in 1605. After several years of writing short novels and plays, Cervantes was spurred to write the sequel to Don Quixote in 1615 when an unauthorized sequel appeared to great acclaim. Though Cervantes' sequel was rushed and flawed, Don Quixote remains a powerful symbol that has endured to present times in many forms. Cervantes died on April 22, 1616, at the age of 69.

Introduction
Suggested Readings in English
The Ingenious Gentleman, Don Quixote De La Mancha
Editor's Note
Prologue
Don Quixote's Background and First Sally (Chapters I-VI)
Which treats of the station in life and the pursuits of the famous gentleman, Don Quixote de la Mancha
Which treats of the first sally that the ingenious Don Quixote made from his native heath
Of the amusing manner in which Don Quixote had himself dubbed a knight
Of what happened to our knight when he sallied forth from the inn
In which is continued the narrative of the misfortune that befell our knight
Of the great and diverting scrutiny which the curate and the barber made in the library of our ingenious gentleman
The Second Sally: Adventure of the Windmills, Encounter with the Biscayan (Chapters VII-X)
Of the second sally of our good knight, Don Quixote de la Mancha
Of the good fortune which the valorous Don Quixote had in the terrifying and never-before-imagined adventure of the windmills, along with other events that deserve to be suitably recorded
In which is concluded and brought to an end the stupendous battle between the gallant Biscayan and the valiant Knight of La Mancha
Of the pleasing conversation that took place between Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, his squire
A Pastoral Interlude (Chapters XI-XIV)
From Of what happened to Don Quixote in the company of certain goatherds
From in which is brought to a close the story of the shepherdess Marcela, along with other events
From in which are ... other unlooked-for happenings
More Adventures along the Way (Chapters XV-XXII)
In which is related the unfortunate adventure that befell Don Quixote when he encountered certain wicked Yanguesans
Of what happened to the ingenious gentleman in the inn which he imagined was a castle
Wherein is continued the account of the innumerable troubles that the brave Don Quixote and his good squire Sancho Panza endured in the inn, which, to his sorrow, the knight took to be a castle
In which is set forth the conversation that Sancho Panza had with his master, Don Quixote, along with other adventures deserving of record
Of the shrewd things that Sancho Panza said to his master and the adventure that happened to him in connection with a dead body, along with other famous events
Of an adventure such as never was seen or heard of, which was completed by the valorous Don Quixote de la Mancha with less peril than any famous knight in all the world ever incurred in a similar undertaking
Which treats of the high and richly rewarded adventure of Mambrino's helmet, together with other things that happened to our invincible knight
Of how Don Quixote freed many unfortunate ones who, much against their will, were being taken where they did not wish to go
Don Quixote's Penance and Sancho's Embassy to Dulcinea (Chapters XXIII-XXIX)
From of what happened to the famous Don Quixote in the Sierra Morena, which is one of the rarest adventures related in this true history
From which treats of the strange things that happened to the valiant Knight of La Mancha in the Sierra Morena and of his imitation of Beltenebros's penance
The Return to the Village (Chapters XXX-LII)
From which treats of ... matters very pleasant and amusing
Of the delectable conversation that took place between Don Quixote and Sancho Panza, his squire, together with other events
In which the "Story of the One Who Was Too Curious for His Own Good" is brought to a close, and in which is related the fierce and monstrous battle that Don Quixote waged with certain skins of red wine
From in which is related ... other strange events that took place at the inn
In which are continued the unheard-of adventures at the inn
In which the dispute over Mambrino's helmet and the packsaddle is finally settled, with other events that in all truth occurred
Wherein is concluded the notable adventure of the troopers, together with an account of the great ferocity of our good knight, Don Quixote
Of the strange manner in which a spell was laid on Don Quixote de la Mancha, together with other remarkable occurrences
In which the canon continues his discourse on the subject of books of chivalry, with other matters worthy of his intelligence
Of the shrewd conversation that Sancho Panza had with his master, Don Quixote
Of the weighty argument that took place between Don Quixote and the canon
From the rare adventure of the penitents, which the knight by the sweat of his brow brought to a happy conclusion
Preparations for the Third Sally (Chapters I-VII)
Of the conversation which the curate and the barber had with Don Quixote concerning his malady
Which treats of the notable quarrel that Sancho Panza had with Don Quixote's niece and housekeeper, along with other droll happenings
Of the laughable conversation that took place between Don Quixote, Sancho Panza, and the bachelor Sanson Carrasco
Wherein Sancho Panza answers the bachelor's questions and removes his doubts, together with other events that are worthy of being known and set down
Of the shrewd and droll remarks that passed between Sancho Panza and his wife, Teresa Panza, with other matters of a pleasant nature that deserve to be recorded
Of what took place between Don Quixote and his niece and housekeeper, which is one of the most important chapters in the entire history
Of what passed between Don Quixote and his squire, with other very famous incidents
The "Enchantment" of Dulcinea (Chapters VIII-X)
Wherein is related what happened to Don Quixote as he went to see his lady, Dulcinea del Toboso
A chapter in which is related what will be found set forth in it
Wherein is related the ingenuity that Sancho Panza displayed by laying a spell upon the lady Dulcinea, with other events as outlandish as they are true
To the Road Again (Chapters XI-XXIX)
Of the strange adventure that befell the valiant Don Quixote in connection with the cart or wagon of the Parliament of Death
From wherein is continued the adventure of the Knight of the Wood
From of what happened to Don Quixote upon his meeting with a prudent gentleman of La Mancha
Wherein Don Quixote's unimaginable courage reaches its highest point, together with the adventure of the lions and its happy ending
From wherein is related the great adventure of the Cave of Montesinos in the heart of La Mancha, which the valiant Don Quixote brought to a triumphant conclusion
Of the amazing things which the incomparable Don Quixote told of having seen in the deep Cave of Montesinos, an adventure the grandeur and impossible nature of which have caused it to be regarded as apocryphal
From wherein are related trifling matters...
Of things that, Benengeli says, the reader will come to know if he reads attentively
With the Duke and Duchess (Chapters XXX-XLI)
From concerning ... incidents, some serious and some amusing
Of the delightful conversation which the duchess and her waiting women had with Sancho Panza, worth reading and worth noting
From Wherein is continued the information that Don Quixote received concerning Dulcinea's disenchantment, with other astonishing incidents
Wherein is related the weird and never-before-imagined adventure of the Distressed Duenna, otherwise known as the Countess Trifaldi, together with a letter that Sancho Panza wrote to his wife, Teresa Panza
Of the coming of Clavileno, with the conclusion of this long-drawn-out adventure
Sancho's Government (Chapters XLII-LV)
Of the advice which Don Quixote gave Sancho Panza before the latter set out to govern his island, with other well-considered matters
Of the further advice which Don Quixote gave to Sancho Panza
How Sancho Panza was taken away to be governor, and the strange adventure that befell Don Quixote in the castle
Of how the great Sancho took possession of his island and of the way in which he began to govern
Wherein is continued the account of how Sancho Panza deported himself in his government
Of what happened to Sancho Panza as he made the rounds of his island
Wherein is set forth who the enchanters and executioners were who spanked the duenna and pinched and scratched Don Quixote, together with what happened to the page who carried the letter to Teresa Panza, Sancho Panza's wife
Of the course of Sancho Panza's government, with other entertaining matters of a similar nature
From the Correspondence of Teresa Panza
Of the troublous end and conclusion of Sancho Panza's government
Fron of the things that happened to Sancho...
The Last Adventures (Chapters LVI-LXXIV)
From which deals with ... things that cannot be left untold
From which treats of the adventure that caused Don Quixote the most sorrow of all those that have thus far befallen him
Of what befell Don Quixote and his squire Sancho on the way to their village
Of how Don Quixote fell sick, of the will that he made, and of the manner of his death
Two Exemplary Novels
Prologue
Rinconete and Cortadillo
Editor's Note
Man of Glass
Editor's Note
"Foot in the Stirrup": Cervantes' Farewell to Life (from The Troubles of Persiles and Sigismunda)
Editor's Note
Dedication
Prologue
Notes
To Don Quixote
To Two Exemplary Novels
To "Foot in the Stirrup"

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