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Don Quixote - Vol. 1

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Don Quixote is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story in the character of the Morisco historian, Cide Hamete Benengeli, whom he claims to have hired to translate the story from an Arabic manuscript he found in Toledo's bedraggled old Jewish quarter. The protagonist, Alonso Quixano, is a minor landowner who has read so many stories of chivalry that he descends into fantasy and becomes convinced he is a knight errant. Together with his companion Sancho Panza, the self-styled Don Quixote de la Mancha sets out in search of adventures. His "lady" is Dulcinea del Toboso, an imaginary object of his courtly love crafted from a neighbouring farmgirl by the illusion-struck "knight" (her real name is Aldonza Lorenzo, and she is totally unaware of his feelings for her. In addition, she never actually appears in the novel). Published in two volumes a decade apart, Don Quixote is the most influential work of literature to emerge from the Spanish Golden Age and perhaps the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, it regularly appears at or near the top of lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Don Quixote is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story in the character of the Morisco historian, Cide Hamete Benengeli, whom he claims to have hired to translate the story from an Arabic manuscript he found in Toledo's bedraggled old Jewish quarter. The protagonist, Alonso Quixano, is a minor landowner who has read so many stories of chivalry that he descends into fantasy and becomes convinced he is a knight errant. Together with his companion Sancho Panza, the self-styled Don Quixote de la Mancha sets out in search of adventures. His "lady" is Dulcinea del Toboso, an imaginary object of his courtly love crafted from a neighbouring farmgirl by the illusion-struck "knight" (her real name is Aldonza Lorenzo, and she is totally unaware of his feelings for her. In addition, she never actually appears in the novel). Published in two volumes a decade apart, Don Quixote is the most influential work of literature to emerge from the Spanish Golden Age and perhaps the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, it regularly appears at or near the top of lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published. (Summary from Wikipedia)
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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Don Quixote is an early novel written by Spanish author Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. Cervantes created a fictional origin for the story in the character of the Morisco historian, Cide Hamete Benengeli, whom he claims to have hired to translate the story from an Arabic manuscript he found in Toledo's bedraggled old Jewish quarter. The protagonist, Alonso Quixano, is a minor landowner who has read so many stories of chivalry that he descends into fantasy and becomes convinced he is a knight errant. Together with his companion Sancho Panza, the self-styled Don Quixote de la Mancha sets out in search of adventures. His "lady" is Dulcinea del Toboso, an imaginary object of his courtly love crafted from a neighbouring farmgirl by the illusion-struck "knight" (her real name is Aldonza Lorenzo, and she is totally unaware of his feelings for her. In addition, she never actually appears in the novel). Published in two volumes a decade apart, Don Quixote is the most influential work of literature to emerge from the Spanish Golden Age and perhaps the entire Spanish literary canon. As a founding work of modern Western literature, it regularly appears at or near the top of lists of the greatest works of fiction ever published. (Summary from Wikipedia)

Language:

English

Narrators:

LibriVox Community

Length:

21h 17m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

45:16


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:02:52


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

10:27


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

16:15


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

46:28


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:55


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

55:45


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:01:36


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

47:16


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

18:37


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

16:12


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

25:53


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

18:26


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

33:05


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

28:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

26:11


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

26:41


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

24:37


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

30:47


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

13:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

20:26


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

41:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

30:29


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

30:41


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

55:02


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

39:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

55:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

48:16


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

39:12


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

57:45


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

43:34


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

41:51


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

20:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

59:09


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

14:08


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

47:45