This Day in History: Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote Is Published (1605)

This Day in History:
Miguel de Cervantes’s Don Quixote Is Published (1605)

A founding work of modern Western literature, Cervantes’s Don Quixote presents a profound picture of the divide between idealistic and realistic world views. A burlesque of chivalric romances, it was an immediate success. In 1614, a spurious Part II was published by an unidentified author who insulted Cervantes in his prologue. Offended, Cervantes responded by publishing his own Part II, which some literary critics consider superior to Part I. What is Don Quixote’s real name in the book? More…: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.tfd.mobile.TfdSearch

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