Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes audiobook

Don Quixote: Translated by Edith Grossman

By Miguel de Cervantes
Translated by Edith Grossman
Read by George Guidall

Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665013079

Runtime: 39.62 Hours
Category: Fiction/Classics
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Don Quixote is the classic story. Called the first modern novel, this marvelous book has stood the test of time to become irrevocably intertwined with the fabric of society. Sixteenth-century Spanish gentleman Don Quixote, fed by his own delusional fantasies, takes to the road in search of chivalrous adventures. But his quest leads to more trouble than triumph. At once humorous, romantic, and sad, Don Quixote is a literary landmark. This fresh edition, by award-winning translator Edith Grossman, brings the tale to life as never before.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A more profound and powerful work than this is not to be met with...The final and greatest utterance of the human mind.” Fyodor Dostoevsky
Don Quixote is greater today than he was in Cervantes’ 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.” Vladimir Nobokov
“What a monument is this book! How its creative genius, critical, free, and human, soars above its age!” Thomas Mann
“Luminous…[Don Quixote] will overwhelm you, in the end, with its moral and imaginative splendor.” Atlantic Monthly
“One of the best-loved novels of all time, Don Quixote was intended to be a satire on the exaggerated chivalric romances of Cervantes’ time. However, the author soars above this purpose in his wealth of fancy and in his irrepressible high spirit.” Masterpieces of World Literature

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Author

Author Bio: Miguel de Cervantes

Author Bio: Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547–1616), novelist, playwright, and poet, was born in Spain of an ancient but impoverished family. After studying in Madrid, he became a soldier and was wounded in battle. He was taken by pirates in 1575, put in prison at Algiers, and was ransomed five years later. He spent the remainder of his life struggling to earn a livelihood from literature and humble government employment. His first attempt at fiction was a pastoral novel, La Galatea (1585), which was followed by his masterpiece, The Adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha (1605).

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Available Formats : Library CD
Category: Fiction/Classics
Runtime: 39.62
Audience: Adult
Language: English