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- DescriptionThis volume presents Tobias Smollett's translation of Cervantes's Don Quixote in the form most faithful to Smollett's own intentions. Smollett's work first appeared in 1755 and was for many years the most popular English-language version of Cervantes's text. However, soon after the turn of the nineteenth century rival translators and scholers initiated a variety of charges against Smollett - even plagiarism. Its reputation was again restored in 1986 when the Mexican velist Carlos Fuentes declared it to be the authentic vernacular version of Don Quixote in English. The introduction to this work discusses the composition, publication, and controversial reception of this work, while the commentary provides cross references to the other works and illustrates Smollett's originality or dependance on other versions. Also included is a complete textual aparatus, a glossary of unfamiliar terms, and an appendix comparing Francis Hayman's original illustrations with the engraved renderings used in the book.
- Author BiographyMartin C. Battestin is William R. Kenan Jr. Professor Emeritus of English at the University of Virginia. Among other publications, he has edited the novels of Henry Fielding for the authoritative Wesleyan Edition, and he is the author of Fielding's biography. O M Brack Jr. is a professor of English and director of the Ph.D. Literature Program at the Arizona State University. He has written widely on seventeenth-and eighteenth-century British literature, bibliography, and textual criticism.
- Author(s)Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
- PublisherUniversity of Georgia Press
- Date of Publication31/08/2003
- SubjectEncyclopedias & General Reference
- Series TitleWorks of Tobias Smollett S.
- Place of PublicationGeorgia
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Georgia Press
- Content Note35 illustrations
- Weight1479 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine58 mm
- Edited byO.M. Brack
- Illustrator(s)Francis Hayman
- Translated byTobias Smollett
- Introduction byMartin C. Battestin
- Edition StatementNew edition
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