Spanish literature's most famous work tells the wonderfully entertaining tale of a man besotted by stories of knights and chivalry, who decides to become the knight Don Quixote and seek adventure.
Long but enjoyable book
The first and second parts of Don Quixote although quite long, are very enjoyable. I found it interesting that the characters in the 2nd book are - most of them - aware of Don Quixote and Sancho's exploits in the first book, which, as the author states, had been published and read. The first part obviously introduces us to the title character whose voracious reading of chivalric books and tales with knights, damsels, Giants etc., have made him lose touch with reality. The First part is largely comical because of Don Quixote's madness and the other character's being bewildered by his actions. In the Second Part most of the characters are aware of his madness and take it upon themselves to play tricks on him some of which are quite elaborate, which Cervantes notes is telling of the other characters sanity or lack thereof.
The translation is ok but you should know before buying that this version uses old English.
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