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History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of la Manch

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ISBN-10: 1115561049

ISBN-13: 9781115561044

Edition: N/A

Authors: Miguel de Cervantes, Peter Anthony Motteux

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List price: $40.75
Publisher: BiblioBazaar
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 5.00" wide x 8.00" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.188
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…