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The ingenious gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha / by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra ; a translation, with introduction and notes, by John Ormsby Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616

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Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616
Don Quixote (Fictitious character) - Fiction.; Spanish language - Readers.; Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616.
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This authoritative textual edition presents Tobias Smollett's translation of Cervantes's Don Quixote in the form most faithful to Smollett's own intentions. It includes Francis Hayman's twenty-eight illustrations engraved for the original edition, Smollett's explanatory notes, and his prefatory ""Life of Cervantes."". Smollett's Don Quixote first appeared in 1755 and was for many years the most popular English-language version of Cervantes's masterpiece. However, soon after the start of the nineteenth century, its reputation began to suffer. Rival translators, literary hucksters, and careless.
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