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- DescriptionRestless Classics is a new series featuring interactive encounters with great books and inspired teachers. The first title in the series, Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote, has been called the first modern vel and the most popular book in history after the Bible. Restless commemorates the 400th anniversary of the book's publication (2015) with a deluxe paperback featuring beautiful original woodcut illustrations by Mexican artist Eko, and a linked video discussion series and live online book club discussions led by the publisher, Quixote expert Ilan Stavans.
- Author Biography<b>Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra</b>, Spain's greatest literary figure, was born in Alcala de Henares, a small town near Madrid, on October 9, 1547. He served as a soldier in the Spanish army, fighting in the Battle of Lepanto, where he received serious wounds and lost the use of his left hand. He was captured by Barbary pirates on a return journey to Spain from Italy in 1575 and spent five years imprisoned in Algiers. After his release, he worked as a government official and wrote plays, poetry, and fiction. The first part of <i>Don Quixote of La Mancha</i> was published in 1605, to immediate success, and the second part in 1615. He died in Madrid on April 23, 1616. <b>Ilan Stavans</b> is the publisher of Restless Books and Lewis-Sebring Professor in Latin American and Latino Culture at Amherst College. His books include, most recently, <i>Reclaiming Travel</i> (Duke, co-written with Joshua Ellison) and <i>Quixote: The Novel and the World</i> (Norton). British translator <b>John Ormsby </b>(1829-1895) was most famous for his 1885 translation of Miguel de Cervantes <i>Don Quixote de la Mancha</i>, perhaps the most thorough and accurate English translation of the novel up to that time. His translation went through more editions than any other nineteenth-century version of the novel and was the first English version of the book to appear complete on the Internet. In his introduction, Ormsby scrutinized every previous major English version of <i>Don Quixote</i> and offered a controversial analysis of the work, critiquing Cervantes writing style and refuting the commonly held view that Don Quixote is an innately noble character.
- Author(s)Miguel de Cervantes
- PublisherRegan Arts
- Date of Publication22/10/2015
- SubjectGeneral & Literary Fiction
- Place of PublicationNY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintRestless Books
- Content Note1
- Weight1140 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine41 mm
- Translated byJohn Ormsby
- Introduction byIlan Stevens
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