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An immediate success upon its publication and widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, Don Quixote chronicles the picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha, a middle-aged Spanish gentleman who, obsessed with the chivalrous ideals found in romantic books, decides to take up his lance and sword to defend the helpless and destroy the wicked. Accompanied by his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, he travels throughout sixteenth century Spain seeking glory and grand adventure. Along the way the duo meet a dazzling assortment of characters whose diverse beliefs and perspectives reveal how reality and imagination are frequently indistinguishable.
This edition includes: -A concise introduction that gives the reader important background information -A chronology of the author’s life and work -A timeline of significant events that provides the book’s historical context -An outline of key themes and plot points to help guide the reader’s own interpretations -Detailed explanatory notes -Critical analysis, including contemporary and modern perspectives on the work -Discussion questions to promote lively classroom and book group interaction -A list of recommended related books and films to broaden the reader’s experience -Reader-friendly font size