Don Quixote

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Product Details

Price
$19.99  $18.39
Publisher
Ecco Press
Publish Date
April 26, 2005
Pages
992
Dimensions
5.32 X 1.72 X 8.0 inches | 1.5 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780060934347
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About the Author

Miguel de Cervantes was born on September 29, 1547, in Alcala de Henares, Spain. At twenty-three he enlisted in the Spanish militia and in 1571 fought against the Turks in the Battle of Lepanto, where a gunshot wound permanently crippled his left hand. He spent four more years at sea and then another five as a slave after being captured by Barbary pirates. Ransomed by his family, he returned to Madrid but his disability hampered him; it was in debtor's prison that he began to write Don Quixote. Cervantes wrote many other works, including poems and plays, but he remains best known as the author of Don Quixote. He died on April 23, 1616.

Edith Grossman is the award-winning translator of major works by many of Latin America's most important writers. Born in Philadelphia, she attended the University of Pennsylvania and the University of California at Berkeley before receiving her PhD from New York University. She lives in New York City.

Reviews

"A major literary achievement."--Carlos Fuentes, New York Times Book Review
"Grossman has given us an honest, robust and freshly revelatory Quixote for our times"--Publishers Weekly (starred review)