Don Quixote. The name is universally known for the idealistic, possibly insane, wannabe knight as much as a masterpiece of literature. Don Quixote, the book, is widely regarded as the first modern novel while Don Quixote, the character, is among the most recognizable and beloved ever created. The author, Miguel de Cervantes, once said of Don Quixote that he was created ‘that children may handle him, youths may read him, men may understand him and old men may celebrate him.’ Indeed, the misadventures of Quixote and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, are comical and entertaining to readers of all ages. At the same time, they speak deeply of man’s place in the world and his aspirations.
This Campfire graphic novel adaptation is the ideal introduction to a story that readers will return to again and again throughout their lifetime.
About Don Quixote
(Book Jacket Status: Jacketed)Our ceaseless human quest for something larger than ourselves has never been represented with more insight and love than in this story of Don Quixote–pursuing his vision of glory in a ?mercantile age–and his shrewd, skeptical man?servant, Sancho Panza. As they set out to right the world’s wrongs in knightly combat, the narrative moves from philosophical speculation to broad comedy, taking in pastoral, farce, and fantasy on the way. The first and still the greatest of all European novels, Don Quixote has been as important for the modern world as the poems of Homer were for the ancients.Translated by P. A. Motteux
Miguel De Cervantes (1547-1616) was born to a poor family in the town of Alcalá de Henares in Spain. After being educated in Madrid (where he was his schoolmaster’s ‘most beloved pupil’) he went to Italy where it was not… More about Miguel de Cervantes
Paperback | $9.99
Published by Campfire Apr 26, 2011| 72 Pages| 6-1/2 x 10-1/4| Middle Grade (10 and up)| ISBN 9789380028552
Hardcover | $27.50
Published by Everyman’s Library Oct 15, 1991| 1104 Pages| 5 x 8| ISBN 9780679407584
“A more profound and powerful work than this is not to be met with…[It is] the final and greatest utterance of the human mind.” –Fyodor Dostoevsky
“It can be said that all prose fiction is a variation on the theme of Don Quixote.” –Lionel Trilling
“[Don Quixote is] the first and best of all novels, which nevertheless is more than a novel.” –Harold Bloom
“When Don Quixote went out into the world, that world turned into a mystery before his eyes. That is the legacy of the first European novel to the entire subsequent history of the novel. The novelist teaches its reader to comprehend the world as a question.” –Milan Kundera