(Don Quijote de Cervantes)(Don Quijote de Cervantes) Don Quixote (Don Quijote), errant knight and sane madman, with the company of his faithful squire and wise fool, Sancho Panza, together roam the world and haunt readers' imaginations as they have for nearly four hundred years.
Doré’s sympathy to Cervantes’ satire was so complete that, of numerous interpretations by many artists, his has become standard. Here are 190 wood-engraved plates, 120 full-page: charging the windmill, traversing Spanish plains, valleys, mountains, ghostly visions of dragons, knights, flaming lake. Marvelous detail, minutiae, accurate costumes, architecture, enchantment, pathos, humor. Captions.
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