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Paperback The History of Don Quixote of the Mancha. Translated From the Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes by Thomas Shelton, Annis 1612, 1620. With Introductions b Book

ISBN: 1015698042

ISBN13: 9781015698048

The History of Don Quixote of the Mancha. Translated From the Spanish of Miguel de Cervantes by Thomas Shelton, Annis 1612, 1620. With Introductions b

(Part of the Don Quixote Series and Great Books of the Western World (#29) Series)

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Edith Grossman's definitive English translation of the Spanish masterpiece, in an expanded P.S. edition and with an introduction by Harold Bloom"A major literary achievement."--Carlos Fuentes, New... This description may be from another edition of this product.

Customer Reviews

6 ratings


Maybe it is my fault for not fully investigating before purchasing, but this is an abridged version of Don Quixote. I honestly don't even understand why abridged versions exist and why they're not more clearly labeled. If someone went through and edited a masterwork, it's no longer by Cervantes; it's by the editor. Will have to buy a different copy.

Different book than pictured

Based on ISBN and picture I was expecting the abridged book by Cervantes but this one is unabridged. The book I received does not appear to have an ISBN number so I’m not sure how they assigned one.

Wrong translation

Based on the ISBN and the book cover, I thought I was getting the Tom Lathrop translation with illustrations by Jack Davis. Instead, I received a Borders Classics Abridged Edition with no translator listed. It is also unclear whether this is a complete translation and how abridged it actually is. The book I received has the same ISBN-10 as the one I ordered but a different ISBN-13.

Top Notch Book Condition

Had to read some of the book for my English class and was one of the more entertaining ones. The font was super small and there were a ton of pages though!

The Great Cervantes And The Great Don Quijote!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote De La Mancha =The Greatest Piece Of Literature Ever Written !!End Of Discussion!! Don Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra=The Greatest Writer Who Ever Lived !!End Of Discussion!! Professor Alphonse A. Dattolo

Smollett translation

I have looked at a number of translations of Don Quixote. I don't know why this tranlation is often passed over. It is my favorite by far and I think it stands on its own as a masterpiece. I can't imagine the original language surpassing it.

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