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DON QUIXOTE (non illustrated) by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, John Ormsby

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC DON QUIXOTE (non illustrated) Interspersed among these adventures are a series of stories and moral tales illustrating the pastoral storytelling tradition in Spain As well there are two long learned disquisitions delivered by Quixote The first is a description of the Golden Age of mythology told during a supper shared with some unlettered goatherds who don t understand a word he says Later on Quixote addresses a company during dinner at an inn in a debate about whether the career of arms is superior to that of letters or vice versa Throughout the adventures it becomes clear that Quixote for all his seeming madness is a mild mannered empathetic man genuine in his concern for chivalric ideals Although he has agendas of his own Sancho Panza has come to believe in and show loyalty to his new master But in spite of all his good intentions Quixote s quest leads him to be returned home imprisoned in a cage on an ox cart by his village priest and barber for Don Quixote s own good Published in a separate volume Book Two of Don Quixote s adventures contains a unique feature Shortly after Book One was published and Cervantes was at work on Book Two he got word of the appearance of a pirated Book Two in which the author a writer named Avellaneda presumed to write further adventures of the knight going so far as to renounce his service to Dulcinea Cervantes was at Chapter in Book Two having Quixote and Panza headed to a jousting tournament in Saragossa Now angered by the pirated version Cervantes sets forth in revenge by having Quixote and Panza eating dinner at an inn and overhearing talk of the Avellaneda version The knight and squire promptly set forth to Barcelona home of Don Alvaro Tarfe a character from the Avellaneda book When they arrive in Barcelona they kidnap the Avellaneda character Book Two also introduces the character of Samson Carrasco a young man from Don Quixote s village A recent graduate of Salamanca University Carrasco takes on the earlier roles of the priest and the barber in attempting to rescue and keep Don Quixote away from danger but Don Quixote is not interested in being rescued He is determined to go to Tobosa to pay his respects to Dulcinea They encounter three peasant girls and by some deception Sancho hopes that his master will accept one of these as being Dulcinea When events or appearances run counter to his expectations Don Quixote tends to believe that enchanters have worked their mischief In this instance he believes enchanters have made Dulcinea look like an ugly peasant girl Don Quixote unexpectedly wins a battle with a knight The Knight of the Mirrors who turns out to be none other than Samson Carrasco in disguise Samson had hoped to get the Don back home to safety by disguising himself as a rival knight The plan backfires Shortly afterwards Don Quixote and Sancho Panza meet the Knight in the Green Topcoat which includes the episode of the lion with whom the Don wants to do battle The major portion of this section is devoted to an unnamed duke and duchess who with their retainers play a series of pranks in the form of burlesque pageants on Quixote They also cause injury to both the knight and his squire Another vital element is the appointment of Sancho Panza as governor of an island another elaborate prank that ends with Panza renouncing the life of a feudal governor and showing a deep layer of loyalty to Quixote Once again Samson Carranzo appears this time at the beach in Barcelona where in the guise of The Knight of the White Moon he challenges Don Quixote to battle Of course Quixote accepts the challenge and in the presence of the viceroy and a distinguished company is roundly defeated A condition of Quixote s defeat is that he abandon knight errantry for the rest of his life non illustrated

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