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Don Quixote, Vol. 2 (Ormsby Translation)

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Don Quixote, Vol. 2 is a gripping continuation of the classic tale by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. The story follows the misadventures of Don Quixote and his loyal squire Sancho Panza as they embark on a series of hilarious and fantastical escapades.

The Ormsby translation beautifully captures the wit and charm of Cervantes' original work, bringing to life the eccentric characters and vibrant settings of 17th-century Spain. The prose is elegant and engaging, making it a pleasure to read from start to finish.

What sets this volume apart is its exploration of deeper themes such as the nature of reality and delusion, the power of literature and storytelling, and the complexities of human nature. Don Quixote's quest to revive chivalry in a world that has long abandoned it is both poignant and comedic, offering readers a reflection on the nature of heroism and the pursuit of one's dreams.

Overall, Don Quixote, Vol. 2 is a timeless classic that continues to resonate with readers of all ages. It is a must-read for anyone who appreciates great literature, humor, and profound insights into the human condition.

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Don Quixote is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Published in two volumes, in 1605 and 1615, Don Quixote is considered the most influential work of literature from the Spanish Golden Age and the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature and one of the earliest canonical novels, it regularly appears high on lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published.... The story follows the adventures of a hidalgo named Mr. Alonso Quixano who reads so many chivalric romances that he loses his sanity and decides to set out to revive chivalry, undo wrongs, and bring justice to the world, under the name Don Quixote de la Mancha. He recruits a simple farmer, Sancho Panza, as his squire, who often employs a unique, earthy wit in dealing with Don Quixote's rhetorical orations on antiquated knighthood. Don Quixote, in the first part of the book, does not see the world for what it is and prefers to imagine that he is living out a knightly story. Throughout the novel, Cervantes uses such literary techniques as realism, metatheatre, and intertextuality. It had a major influence on the literary community, as evidenced by direct references in Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers , Mark Twain's Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac , as well as the word "quixotic" and the epithet "Lothario." Arthur Schopenhauer cited Don Quixote as one of the four greatest novels ever written, along with Tristram Shandy, La Nouvelle Héloïse and Wilhelm Meister. - Summary by Wikipedia

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