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Don Quixote

35 Ratings: 3.4
A book by Martin Jenkins

This imposing volume presents the first part of the quest by the beloved Don, whose name stands for chivalry and courage--"The Impossible Dream." The book's heavy stock, binding and design all impart an air of style and prestige, reinforced … see full wiki

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Author: Martin Jenkins
Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
6 reviews about Don Quixote
review by . July 20, 2010
Don Quijote de la Mancha--originally published in two parts (1605 and 1610)--tells the story of Alonso Quijano, an elderly country gentleman whose "brain dries up" after reading too many "romances de caballería", or chivalric romance novels, a common popular genre in 16th- and 17th-century Spain.  The protagonist of these stories, always a gallant knight-errant, engages in mortal combat, stoically suffers inhuman privations, and defends the honor and safety of the …
Quick Tip by . July 10, 2010
Make sure to get a good translation (if you need a translation) with footnotes.
review by . June 30, 2010
I admit it is a difficult book for the advanced reader but it is still such an avid story that I think everyone should have to be read by everyone! I couldn't help but get sucked into the story, feeling for this old man who was really a romantic at heart, eager for adventure and lost in his world of fantasy. Who hasn't wanted to get lost in their own world and to create their own adventure? Maybe it is because I really was a solitary kid and had to amuse myself however I could, but I really …
Quick Tip by . July 04, 2010
A great tale of a man taking control of his life and going after what is really important to him
Quick Tip by . July 03, 2010
overrated
review by . March 30, 2009
DON QUIXOTE, Cervantes classic novel of a world-weary dreamer who imagines himself to be a knight in the modern world has been retold countless times since it was first written. It has been the basis for books, movies, songs, musicals, comics, etc. The story is a wonderful yarn filled with wit and humor, vivid images, and just the right amount of inspiring messages. Candlewick Press has recently released this latest retelling of the novel by Martin Jenkins and illustrated by Chris Riddell. DON QUIXOTE …
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