DON QUIXOTE Author:Cervantes Don Quixote--by far the best-known book in Spanish literature--was originally intended by Cervantes as a skit on traditional popular ballads; but he also parodied the romances of chivalry. As a result he produced one of the most entertaining adventure stories of all time and created, in Don Quixote and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, two of ... more »the greatest characters in fiction. . . .
J.M. Cohen's translation presents a great work in lively, vigorous, and modern English.
The cover shows Don Quixote by Daumier in the Neue Pinakothek, Munich.« less
Not only is this a wonderful and sometimes hilarious story, but also it is one that has been alluded to in many, many subsequent creative, satirical and comedic works. Enjoy it for itself, and then spend your life recognizing the antics and characters popping up in what you read and see.