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Written by Miguel de CervantesAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Miguel de Cervantes
Translated by Tobias SmollettAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Tobias Smollett
Introduction by Carlos FuentesAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Carlos Fuentes

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 1168 pages
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  • Publisher: Modern Library
  • On Sale: April 10, 2001
  • Price: $14.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-75699-3 (0-375-75699-X)
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Widely regarded as the world’s first modern novel, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de la Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they wend their way across sixteenth-century Spain. Milan Kundera calls Cervantes “the founder of the Modern Era” and Lionel Trilling observes that ”it can be said that all prose fiction is a variation on the theme of Don Quixote.”

This Modern Library Paperback Classics edition reproduces the acclaimed Tobias Smollett translation; as Salman Rushdie declares, “To my mind, this is the only English rendering of the Quixote that reads like a great novel, a novel of immense daring, much wildness and many colours. It releases Don Quixote from the grey academic prison of many more recent translations, unleashing him upon the English language in all his brilliant, foolish glory.” This edition also contains new endnotes, glossary, a note on the translation, and an introduction by Carlos Fuentes.