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Don Quixote
An adaption of Miguel de Cervantes' novel
Long | Spanish Novel

Summary

Don Quixote de la Mancha, one day, decides that he shall become a knight. He embarks on a journey throughout Spain to prove his worth, to fight against tyrany, to find love and purpose. He is accompanied by his loyal squire, Sancho Panza, who follows him everywhere on his mule. Throughout the story, Don Quixote's dellusion leads him to fight against windmills while believing that they are giants, or even finds himself fighting a flock of sheep thinking they are valiant warriors. Follow his adventure as he discusses with thieves, helps lovers in depair, defies vicious nobles, and even duels with other knights!

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Don Quixote de la Mancha, one day, decides that he shall become a knight. He embarks on a journey throughout Spain to prove his worth, to fight against tyrany, to find love and purpose. He is accompanied by his loyal squire, Sancho Panza, who follows him everywhere on his mule. Throughout the story, Don Quixote's dellusion leads him to fight against windmills while believing that they are giants, or even finds himself fighting a flock of sheep thinking they are valiant warriors. Follow his adventure as he discusses with thieves, helps lovers in depair, defies vicious nobles, and even duels with other knights!

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Alonzo de Santa Cruz, Mapa da Península Ibérica, ca. 1538-1554. Atlas Nacional de España (ANE) ©Instituto Geographico Nacional

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), World of disorderly notions, picked out of his books, crowded into his imagination, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. Project Gutenberg ©Public Domain

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), On the eve of his knighthood, the Don performs a vigil in the innyard, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), D. Quixote polishing his armour, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. Project Gutenberg ©Public Domain

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Quixote arrives at an inn, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. Project Gutenberg ©Public Domain

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Chrysostom in love with the beautiful Marcela, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. Project Gutenberg ©Public Domain

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), The innkeeper request paymen for the night’s lodging, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), The Don on his first sally forth, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), He promises to make Sancho the Governor of some conquered island, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Don Quixote persuades Sancho Panza to become his squire, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Sancho Panza helps Don Quixote ride Rocinante, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. Project Gutenberg ©Public Domain

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Don Quixote attacks a giant (windmill), 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. Project Gutenberg ©Public Domain

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Sancho comes to Don Quixote’s aid, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), After his beating, the Don calls for his ideal lady, Dulcinea del Tobosco, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), The waterfall and the noisy hovels, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Don Quixote and Sancho Panza see a great dust cloud, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. Project Gutenberg ©Public Domain

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), The fight against the muleteers from Yanguas, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), The Don attacks the flock of sheep, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Don Quixote sees Mambrino’s helmet, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. Project Gutenberg ©Public Domain

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Don Quixote celebrates his conquest of Mambrino’s helmet observed by Sancho Panza, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. Project Gutenberg ©Public Domain

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Don Quixote interrogates the criminals being led by the galleys, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), The goatherds find the stange young man housed in a hollow tree, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), The travelers see a ragged man leaning among the rocks, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Sancho watches Don Quixote perform some penitential tumbles, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Let’s let him have his way, all the way back, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. Project Gutenberg ©Public Domain

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), In the costume of a walking damsel and the barber in his squire’s habit, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. Project Gutenberg ©Public Domain

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), A beautiful young woman, Dorotea, disguised as a boy, bathes her feet, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), In Cardenio’s story, Luscinda faints on her wedding day, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Luscinda gives a passing stranger a clandestine letter for Cardenio, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Don Quixote regales the party at the inn with theoretical reflections, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), The Don carried to his cage, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. Project Gutenberg ©Public Domain

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), The Don is placed in a cage, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Don Quixote is brough home in a wagon, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Alonzo Quijano: books and dreams, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. Project Gutenberg ©Public Domain

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Back home, Don Quixote talks sensibly with his family and friends, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Samson Carrasco, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. Project Gutenberg ©Public Domain

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Don Quixote and Sancho setting out, 1863. Wood Engraving. Kharbine-Tapabor Collection, Paris. ©wilkiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. Project Gutenberg ©Public Domain

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Sancho convinces Don Quixote that the three peasant women are Dulcinea and two of her attendants in a state of enchantment, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Fake Dulcinea, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. Project Gutenberg ©Public Domain

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), The ugly squire of the knight of the Woods, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), The battle between that Knight and the Don, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Don Quixote converse with the Knight of the Wood, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), In the heart of the Sierra Morena, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Visiting Don Diego, Don Quixote is reminded of Dulcinea at the sight of Jars made in Tobosco, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver) 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. Project Gutenberg ©Public Domain

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), An exploit of Don Coronglio of Thrace: riding a dragon, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. Project Gutenberg ©Public Domain

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Litigants come before Sancho for legal decisions, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), The Don asks permission to leave the home of the Duke and Duchess, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Don Quixote is too depressed by the adventure of the bulls to join Sancho in a meal, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), The Don enters Barcelona, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Two of the ladies dance with the Don until he is exhausted, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. Project Gutenberg ©Public Domain

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Two of the ladies dance with the Don until he is exhausted, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), The Don in sorry shape after his defeat by the Knight of the White Moon, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), The two adventurers turn homeward dejectedly, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Death of Don Quixote, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart

Gustave Doré (illustrator) and Héliodore Pisan (engraver), Don Quixote convalescent, 1863. Wood Engraving. Hachette, Paris. ©wikiart