Don Quixote Author:Miguel de 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. By 1615, when he died, 'old, a soldier, a gentleman, and poor,' his book was already famous in both French and English.
J.M. Cohen's translation presents a great work in lively, vigorous, and modern English.« less