FRANKLIN LIBRARY LEATHER Don Quixote CERVANTES 100 Grt.

FRANKLIN LIBRARY

The Ingenious Gentleman

DON QUIXOTE

de LA MANCHA

BY

MIGUEL DE CERVANTES SAAVEDRA

With the illustrations of Gustave Dore

Beautiful Topgrain Leather Limited Edition

THE 20th BOOK IN "THE 100 GREATEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME" COLLECTION

Don Quixote is a story to read for its sheer pleasure and entertainment. One's experience of the book will be shaped not only by Cervantes' words, but also by one's own personal outlook on life, and that is truly the mark of a great book.

For the young, this is a book for hearty laughter. For the middle aged, it is a book for quiet merriment. For the old, it is a book for philosophic smiles, for they know that some of our moments of greatest heroism are those in which we face private and sometimes only imagined terrors.

Each of us will vary in our answers to the basic questions in the book, questions on the dependability of the senses, on w imagination ends and mad illusion begins, and on which realities - those of Don Quixote or those of Sancho Panza - are the most important. But whether you find high comedy or tragedy as you turn the pages, you will return again and again, as readers have done for four centuries, to the adventures of the ageless Don Quixote and his fellow traveler Sancho Panza.
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