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The Last Knight: An Introduction to Don Quixote (Will Eisner Classics)

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A comic book retells the story about the Spanish gentleman, considered slightly mad, and his servant, who pass themselves off as knights in order to fight evil and establish justice.
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published October 26th 2005 by Nantier Beall Minoustchine Publishing (first published January 1st 1999)
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Allison Webster
Nov 26, 2012 Allison Webster rated it did not like it
This book belongs in the genre of junior graphic novels.

This graphic novel is a contemporary "introduction" to the classic "Don Quixote".

The area for critique is plot. While the illustrations in this graphic novel are wonderfully expressive, the plot falls flat. This book is marketed as "an introduction" to the classic novel, but because of the underdevelopment of the plot and characters,due to the condensing of a very extensive classic, leaves the readers wanting. Students reading this book w
Edward Cheer
May 19, 2015 Edward Cheer rated it liked it
Though it is incredibly short, I will give Eisner credit where it's due. This is an introduction to Don Quixote, and I got an introduction. A short, simple story with a little commentary on Don Quixote, his books, and his deeds. Decently written, well-drawn (as always), and enjoyable, to say the least.
Apr 20, 2012 Tom rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: comics
It's a nice little introduction to Don Quixote, and Eisner's drawings of faces are very expressive.

Probably the coolest part was reading the book from an archival collection of Eisner material at Ohio State University.
Jan 13, 2010 Raja99 rated it liked it
Shelves: mcpl
Why I Read This Book: It looked interesting on the library shelf.

This was a fun read, but a bit unsatisfying. I guess that's what you get when you condense a long book (about 945 pages in the Oxford World's Classics edition) to a short comic (32 pages). The art and storytelling are very nice, though.
Mike Jensen
Jan 13, 2014 Mike Jensen rated it it was ok
I suppose you can see this as an introduction to Cervantes book, if you want to be generous. I already loved Cervantes before I read this graphic novel, so it really had little chance of impressing me. It seems an ill-conceived project. Eisner's talent comes through, but does the world need this book? It may be more impressive to those who have not read Don Quixote.
this is the story of Don Quixote retold by Sancho Panza. How Don Quixote becomes a knight and all his adventures. This is a good book to introduce reluctant readers to the original work by Cervantes.
Aug 12, 2015 Sylvester rated it it was ok
Shelves: comics, adventure, humour, art
I did not like Eisner's interpretation of The Adventure of Don Quixote. He turned him into a person who could not accept reality for the sake of not being able to accept reality.
Jan 04, 2012 Pernille rated it liked it
Shelves: american-authors
It is an okay short version of Don Quixote, but changing the end (compared to the novel) ruins Eisner's interpretation. It is a good book for children and good to get a overview of the novel.
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WILL EISNER was born on March 6, 1917 in Brooklyn, New York. By the time of his death on January 3, 2005, Will Eisner was recognized internationally as one of the giants in the field of sequential art, a term he coined.

In a career that spanned nearly eight decades -- from the dawn of the comic book to the advent of digital comics - Will Eisner was truly the 'Father of the Graphic Novel' and the 'O
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