Don Quixote

Don Quixote Cover

Don Quixote

By Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra; Miguel De Cervantes Saavedra; John Rutherford (Translator)

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780142437230, 1072pp.

Publication Date: February 25, 2003

Don Quixote has become so entranced reading tales of chivalry that he decides to turn knight errant himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, these exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways. While Quixote's fancy often leads him astray he tilts at windmills, imagining them to be giants Sancho acquires cunning and a certain sagacity. Sane madman and wise fool, they roam the world together-and together they have haunted readers' imaginations for nearly four hundred years.
With its experimental form and literary playfulness, Don Quixote has been generally recognized as the first modern novel. This Penguin Classics edition, with its beautiful new cover design, includes John Rutherford's masterly translation, which does full justice to the energy and wit of Cervantes's prose, as well as a brilliant critical introduction by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria.

About the Author

John Rutherford is a multi-award winning all-male adult film producer and director. In 2001 AVN awarded him a Life-Time Achievement Award and most recently the Free Speech Coalition awarded him a Life-Time Achievement Award as well. Rutherford took the helm of COLT Studio in 2003 from famed photographer and COLT founder Jim French. John currently resides in San Francisco California with his partner Tom and his beagle Georgia

Praise For Don Quixote

"The highest creation of genius has been achieved by Shakespeare and Cervantes, almost alone." —Samuel Taylor Coleridge

"A more profound and powerful work than this is not to be met with...The final and greatest utterance of the human mind." —Fyodor Dostoyevsky

"What a monument is this book! How its creative genius, critical, free, and human, soars above its age!" —Thomas Mann

"Don Quixote looms so wonderfully above the skyline of literature, a gaunt giant on a lean nag, that the book lives and will live through his sheer vitality....The parody has become a paragon." —Vladimir Nabokov

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Scientists have begun using radar to search for the body of Spain's most famous writer, Miguel de Cervantes, who is believed to be buried in a medieval convent in Madrid. More at

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