“Don Quixote is my favorite book.”
“A more profound and powerful work than this is not to be met with. The final and greatest utterance of the human mind.” —Fyodor Dostoyevsky
“What a monument is this book! How its creative genius, critical, free, and human, soars above its age!” —Thomas Mann
“Don Quixote 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. Parody has become paragon.” —Vladimir Nabokov
MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA (1547? - 1616) was a Spanish poet, playwright and novelist. His masterwork, Don Quixote, is considered a seminal classic of western literature. It has been translated into all major languages, and has not been out of print since its publication in 1605. Miguel de Cervantes’ masterwork chronicles the legendary adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de la Mancha and his loyal squire, Sancho Panza, as they gallantly make their way across sixteenth-century Spain battling the forces of evil, which include giant windmills, phantoms, and dastardly “knights,” all for the love of his beloved Dulcinea.