Title: Don Quixote of the Mancha (3 vols, complete)
Author: Miguel de Cervantes, Thomas Shelton (trans)
Publisher: Macmillan & Co, 1900.
Condition: Hardcover, red cloth. Some expected wear, otherwise very good.
The mysterious Shelton translation, reproduced for the first time since it was dug out from the mists of time by a stroke of luck. This is the first translation of Don Quixote into any language, and its strange origins (among a host of other reasons) have prompted some to declare that Cervantes was in fact Francis Bacon writing under a pseudonym.
About Don Quixote:
Don Quixote, fully titled The Ingenious Hidalgo Don Quixote of La Mancha (Spanish: El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha), is a novel written by Miguel de Cervantes.
Published in two volumes a decade apart (in 1605 and 1615), Don Quixote is one of the most influential books of the past 400 years. As a founding work of modern Western literature, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published. In a 2002 list, Don Quixote was cited as the “best literary work ever written”.
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