Franklin Library: Miguel Cervantes: Don Quixote: Spain

Franklin Library: Miguel de Cervantes: The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha: Illustrator: Gustave Dore

Franklin Library FULL leather top-of-the-line edition of "The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote de la Mancha," by Miguel de Cervantes, with the Illustrations of Gustave Dore, one of the 100 GREATEST BOOKS OF ALL TIME series, published in 1976. Bound in a Most Handsome dark brown Moroccan cowhide, the book has grey French moire silk endleaves, satin book marker, hubbed spine, 22 kt. gold gilding on three edges----in near FINE condition---except for minor imperfections to gilt and slight rub to top right corner. Cervantes, who lived from 1547-1616, was the Greatest Spanish novelist and dramatist. He served his country and was taken prisoner of war, losing the use of his left hand at the BATTLE OF LEPANTO. He spent five years in ALGIERS. When he returned to MADRID, he married, fatd several children, and tried to resist his creditors, even being thrown in prison for non-payment of debt! Cervantes turned to writing to make money. His Greatest novel, "Don Quixote" was published in 1605. The Broadway musical, "The Man of La Mancha," is based on the novel. Don Quixote, a poor gentleman of LA MANCHA, is an amiable character whose wits have become disoriented from 'reading books about chivalry.' Ultimately, Don makes his knight'

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