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Don Quixote

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ISBN-10: 0140448047

ISBN-13: 9780140448047

Edition: 2001

Authors: Miguel de Cervantes, John Rutherford, Roberto Gonz�lez Echevarr�a, John Rutherford, Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria

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List price: $10.00
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 6/1/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1056
Size: 5.10" wide x 7.74" long x 1.95" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

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
Further Reading
Translating Don Quixote
Acknowledgments
Chronology
A Note on the Text
The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote de la Mancha
Notes