Don Quixote Summary – Book 1
A high-quality summary of Miguel de Cervantes book Don Quixote of La Mancha including chapter details and analysis of the main themes of the original book.
About the original Don Quixote book – Book 1:
Spanish nobleman, Don Quijote is the name chosen by Alonso Quijano for his adventures as a knight errant in the fictional work The ingenious gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha, the work of the Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes.
Don Quixote de la Mancha ”by Miguel de Cervantes is one of the top works of Spanish literature and world literature. Let’s see some curious facts:
It is the most translated book after the Bible, with versions in more than 150 languages. Among the curious translations of the work are those published in the international Esperanto language and the version in Spanglish that Ilan Stavans has edited.
Don Quixote consists of two parts; the first was published in 1605 and the second in 1615.
It is the first modern novel and the first polyphonic novel (that is, with several voices).
Its influence has been such that critics have come to say that every subsequent novel rewrites Don Quixote or contains it implicitly.
Around the world, the anniversaries of its publication are celebrated with almost religious fervor.
Several passages were written in jail since Miguel de Cervantes spent some time there due to tax problems.
In 1989 a copy was sold for $ 1.5 million. It was the first edition in excellent condition and of which there are only a couple of copies.
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