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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (64,646 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Miguel de Cervantes Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Bret Chestnut | 2/18/2014

    " Hilarious! I have heard so many references to Don Quixote all my life, I had to read it! He is a ridiculous old man who has simply read too many stories of the knights of old. He goes questing, having no idea what's real and what's not. Fighting imaginary foes, giants and sorcerers, for his imaginary beautiful lady. But he has a heart of pure gold. I loved this book, it had me laughing out loud. A little monotonous at times, but well worth it! The film "Man from La Mancha" with Peter O' Toole and Sophia Lauren, I thought was a great embodiment of the book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mauro Thesaucyman | 2/18/2014

    " I read the spanish version like a boss. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Edgar | 2/10/2014

    " What begins as a middle-aged country gentleman absorbed with novels of chivalry deliberately evolves into a tale of purely imaginative knight-errantry in this highly influential work of the Spanish Golden Age. This first of modern novels was written in the experimental episodic form, allowing Don Quixote and his 'squire' Sancho Panza to go on quests that just as often as not land them in trouble or earn them the incredulity of those fully engaged in reality. While initially farcical, the novel slowly reveals a more philosophical thread exploring the theme of deception, all the while creating emotional and mental reversals in the two main figures that take them from tilting at windmills to fully comprehending reality. A work that frequently appears on lists in the highest echelon of published fiction, "Don Quixote" is a novel that has deeply influenced a host of notable writers and readers for over 400 years. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Nureyev25 | 2/10/2014

    " It's like a lumpy sack of precious quotes. "

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