The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, in Four Volumes

By: Cervantes, Miguel De; Motteux, P.A. [Peter]

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Book Condition: Near Fine

'Library Edition'. Spine labels lightly toned, front and end matter faintly foxed, pictographic ink stamp on front endpaper of each volume. 1906 Hard Cover. Complete in four hardcover volumes. xi, [1], xlii, 445, [1]; viii, [4], 484; x, [2], 512; ix, [3], 508 pp. 8vo. Original brown cloth, paper spine labels. Translated from the original Spanish by Peter A. Motteux. Illustrated with thirty-seven etchings by Adolphe Lalauze. Don Quixote is a legend among fictional characters. The satirical adventures into which Cervantes throws his hero are among the most well-known in world literature, most notably the scene in which Quixote tilts at windmills, believing them to be giants. Cervantes drew from a number of classical literary sources such as Apuleius's The Golden Ass, Orlando furioso, and Tirant lo Blanch, both using them as a model for his narrative, and simultaneously satirizing the chivalrous epic. Written in two parts which were released separately, both to resounding success, Don Quixote remains today one of the most respected and treasured works of literature.

Title: The History of the Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, in Four Volumes

Author: Cervantes, Miguel De; Motteux, P.A. [Peter]

Illustrator: Lalauze, Adolphe

Categories: Continental,

Publisher: John Grant: 1906

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Seller ID: 2272118