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The Resource Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes ; translated, with a critical text based on the first editions of 1605 and 1615, and with variant readings, variorum notes, and an introduction by Samuel Putnam

Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes ; translated, with a critical text based on the first editions of 1605 and 1615, and with variant readings, variorum notes, and an introduction by Samuel Putnam

Label
Don Quixote
Title
Don Quixote
Statement of responsibility
Miguel de Cervantes ; translated, with a critical text based on the first editions of 1605 and 1615, and with variant readings, variorum notes, and an introduction by Samuel Putnam
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
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 travel through sixteenth-century Spain. This Modern Library edition presents the acclaimed Samuel Putnam translation of the epic tale, complete with notes, variant readings, and an Introduction by the translator." Don Quixote is practically unthinkable as a living being," said novelist Milan Kundera. "And yet, in our memory, what character is more alive?"--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 travel through sixteenth-century Spain. This Modern Library edition presents the acclaimed Samuel Putnam translation of the epic tale, complete with notes, variant readings, and an Introduction by the translator. ----The debt owed to Cervantes by literature is immense. From Milan Kundera: "Cervan- tes is the founder of the Modern Era. ... The novelist need answer to no one but Cervantes." Lionel Trilling observed: "It can be said that all prose fiction is a variation on the theme of Don Quixote." Vladmir Nabo-kov wrote: "Don Quixote is greater today than he was in Cervantes's womb. [He] looms so wonderfully above the skyline of literature, a gaunt giant on a lean nag, that the book lives and will live through [his] sheer vitality. ... He stands for everything that is gentle, forlorn, pure, unselfish, and gallant. The parody has become a paragon." And V.S. Pritchett observed: "Don Quixote begins as a province, turns into Spain, and ends as a universe. ... The true spell of Cervantes is that he is a natural magician in pure story-telling." The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foun- dation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices
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Also issued online.
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DLC
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1547-1616
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Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de
Dewey number
863/.3
Index
no index present
LC call number
PQ6329
LC item number
.A2 1998
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1892-1950
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Putnam, Samuel
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  • Spain
  • Knights and knighthood
  • Picaresque literature
Label
Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes ; translated, with a critical text based on the first editions of 1605 and 1615, and with variant readings, variorum notes, and an introduction by Samuel Putnam
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1229-1239)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Translator's Introduction
  • XIII
  • A Note on the Author of Don Quixote
  • XXXV
  • Part 1
  • 1
  • Part 2
  • 575
Control code
ocm38055877
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1998 Modern Library edition
Extent
xl, 1239 pages
Isbn
9780679602866
Lccn
97047415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38055877
  • (Sirsi)i9780679602866
Label
Don Quixote, Miguel de Cervantes ; translated, with a critical text based on the first editions of 1605 and 1615, and with variant readings, variorum notes, and an introduction by Samuel Putnam
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 1229-1239)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Translator's Introduction
  • XIII
  • A Note on the Author of Don Quixote
  • XXXV
  • Part 1
  • 1
  • Part 2
  • 575
Control code
ocm38055877
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1998 Modern Library edition
Extent
xl, 1239 pages
Isbn
9780679602866
Lccn
97047415
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)38055877
  • (Sirsi)i9780679602866

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