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Don Quijote de la Mancha I (Don Quijote de la Mancha, #1)

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Don Quixote, 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.
Paperback, Nuova edicion de John Jay Allen, revisada y actualizada (29a edicion), 672 pages
Published January 1st 2010 by Ediciones Catedra S.A. (first published 1605)
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Apr 08, 2009 David rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2009
Quijote lookalike

First, an organizational note. I actually read this in parallel, in the original Spanish, and in the Penguin Classics English translation by J.M. Cohen. Anyone who is interested can follow my tortured progress through Book I at the link below:

In this review, I will attempt a coherent summary of my reaction to Book I, and in the process try to justify my two-star rating.

Let me start by saying that I really gave it my best shot. I can't think of another book
Sep 26, 2014 Luis rated it it was amazing
Puede sonar a invento o locura pero es la verdad. Cuando estaba en 3er grado de primaria tuve un accidente, el porton del garage de mi casa me cayo encima, despues de tener un yeso en una de mis piernas (no recuerdo bien cual) por casi un año completo, tuve que asistir a fisioterapia. un dia mi mama llego a la casa y puso en mis manos un ejemplar de una ediccion que dio el gobierno de mi pais de Don Quijote de la Mancha, con sus dos partes y un prologo de José Saramago excelente, y me dijo que e ...more
Renato Magalhães Rocha
This was my second time reading Don Quixote. Original review to be read clicking here.
J'avais essayé de lire les aventures de l'ingénieux hidalgo il y a quelques années, mais j'avais alors rapidement été dégouté, car il me semblait que manquant de connaître la plupart des références auxquelles Cervantes fait allusion, je passait à coté de tout le sel de l'ouvrage. J'ai donc décidé de combler mes lacunes avant de revenir côtoyer le héros du romans qui passe pour être le plus renommé qui soit au monde, en me nourrissant des histoires de chevaleries de la table ronde, du Tasse, de l ...more
Dec 22, 2015 Marie rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorite-books
It's hard to classify and to explain what this book is about.

In all honesty, one could describe the plot basic points, and still not get a grasp of how complete this book is in every sense. It has helped me to discover a love for this kind of reality, standing in the thin line between dream in reality, and the problems of knowledge among many other things.

One of the first books of this style I have had the pleasure of reading was François Rabelais, "Pantagruel" which for sure have some points
مصطفى درويش
حسنا، الآن أنهيت الجزء الأول من دون كيخوته.
كيخوته، هذا الغريب الذي قاده الجنون إلى الشجاعة، أو الشجاعة إلى الجنون، وربما قادته الأساطير إلى الشجاعة المجنونة..!
وثربانتس .. هذا الساخر والبيان السلس الرائع.
رواية تعيش معها، وتحبها لكثرة حكاياتها وظرفها، ومعانيها والزمن والبيئة التي تدور فيها أحداثها. شيقة جدًا ، ولاتمل منها رغم طولها.
لا أدري على أي أساس قسم العمل إلى جزأين، فهذا الجزأ فصل، في حين أن الثاني أكبر منه بكثير...
على كل خاتمة العمل جيدة، وجعلتني أسحب الجزء الثاني مباشرة، غم أني كنت أنوي
Oct 02, 2015 Nick rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Duh. There's something to laugh at or lament on every page of Volume I. The interpolated novels require patience, and the captive's story in particular seemed sluggish, but this is mostly because they are outshined by every moment spent with Don Quixote and Sancho. Beware enchanters and blankets. On to Part II, which I'm told is even better.
Julie Bell
May 28, 2008 Julie Bell rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classics
I understand that it has its place among historic literary devices and I respect it for that. With that being said, it would have been better at half its length. I got the point early on and at some point the theme repetition became tedious.
Probably the best book in the world!

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Dostoevsky on Don Quixote:

'There is nothing in life more powerful than this piece of fiction. It is still the final and the greatest expression of human thought, the most bitter irony that a human is capable of expressing; and if the world came to an end and people were asked somewhere there: ‘Well, did you understand anything about
Gláucia Renata
May 17, 2016 Gláucia Renata rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Dom Quixote era um leito voraz e fã inveterado de romances de cavalaria. Após devorar um atrás do outro meio que enlouquece e resolve sair se nomear cavaleiro andante e sair pelo mundo a fim de desentortar os tortos, desfazer agravos e defender os desamparados. Junta suas escassas forças às de seu fiel escudeiro Sancho Pança, Rocinante e o asno de Sancho, jura amor e fidelidade à inimitável Dulcineia Del Toboso e vão ao longo do caminho lutando contra inimigos imaginários, sendo vítimas de encan ...more
Oct 27, 2015 Ana rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Don quijote de la mancha es una obra literaria clasica que nos lleva a un mundo creado por un hombre que se envolvio en sus fantasias. Detras de la locura (mentalmente hablando), don quijote nos lleva a la realidad de cualquier amante de la lectura en donde llegas a un punto donde ya no eres tu mismo sino las obras que has leido.

Quizas De cervantes creo la obra como parodia pero tomo un significado mucho mas profundo para mi
Mar 22, 2015 Heinrich rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Zuallererst muss man sich vergegenwärtigen, dass dieser Roman im Jahre 1605 veröffentlicht wurde. So ist man schnell in einer anderen Welt.
Don Quixote (oder Quijote) beschäftigt sich jahrelang sehr intensiv mit Büchern und Relikten von Rittern im Mittelalter. Mit der Zeit nimmt es ihm ganz den Ärmel rein. Er sattelt Rosinante, sein Pferd und heuert Sancho Panza als Schildknappen an. Don Quixote ist selbst zum 'Ritter von der traurigen Gestalt' geworden. Ein Abenteuer nach dem andern bestreitet e
Noa Velasco
En conjunto, 1ª y 2ª parte, estoy entre el 3 y el 4 porque por un lado está mi valoración como obra y por otro en cuanto al gusto. Lo he disfrutado en muchas ocasiones pero no ha sido regular. También es complicado valorar una obra antigua que bebe mucho de su época, aunque tiene matices atemporales, siempre vigentes.

Así que...
¿Es buena obra? ¿Recomiendo su lectura?

¿Puede disfrutarla cualquiera?
Definitivamente no.

Un consejo: lo he escuchado entero en audiolibro y he podido romp
Jan 04, 2016 Ignacio rated it it was amazing
A lot of readers seem to lose interest by the end of the First Part of Don Quixote and I’m not sure how many make it through the Second Part. It can be very challenging to try to read the whole book through. Personally, I prefer to treat them as separate novels, not so much as parts (like the books of, say, the Lord of the Rings) but more like the relation between The Hobbit and LOTR. I just finished rereading the First Part and plan to wait at least six months or a year before I reread the Seco ...more
Apr 02, 2013 Diana rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: classic, colegio, espaňol
"Has de saber, Sancho, que todas estas desdichas que nos suceden son seňales de que pronto nuestras cosas van a ir mejor; porque no es posible que el mal ni el bien sean durables. Y así, como el mal ha durado mucho, el bien está ya cerca"

"Donde una puerta se cierra, otra se abre"

Dec 30, 2015 Kadircan rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2015
Geçtiğimiz günlerde kaybettiğimiz değerli kalem ustası Çetin Altan, bir yazının iyi bir yazı olarak nitelendirilebilmesi için yazıldığı tarihten 100 yıl sonra da okunabiliyor olması gerektiğini vurgulardı sık sık.. Elimizdeki bu eser ise, tam 400 yıl öncesinden sesleniyor bizlere. Zamana ve zamanla birlikte sürekli yeniden şekillenen toplumsal beklentilere meydan okuyarak bugünlere kadar ulaşabilmiş bu eser, klasik olmanın da ötesinde, nadide bir tarihi eser olarak nitelendirilmeyi hakediyor. Ya ...more
Guillermo Arredondo
Nunca me había reído tanto con un libro... A parte de ser una obra clásica, para mí ha sido una de las mejores novelas cómicas que he leído.
Jeremy Ngadiman3
Don Quixote: the story of an average nobleman who believes, outside of sanity, that he is to become a knight at a time where Spain, all of Europe probably, no longer had knights, and his books on chivalry and legendary knights were to blame. Despite the efforts of the cleric, barber, housemaid, and his niece, Alonso Quijano (or Quesada, or Quijada) changed his name to Don Quixote, took on his grandfather's armor, mounted his not-so-impressive steed Rocinante, got himself knighted in an inn which ...more
أحمد شاكر
عمل رائع في سياقه التاريخي. وملهم.
Jul 22, 2013 Monier rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
لم أتوقع ان يكون هناك أدب بهذه الجودة ولهذا اللون الساخر في تلك العصور الظلامية
عندما بدأت في قراءة الرواية انتبهت الي انها كانت في عصر محاكم التفتيش وكنت قد انتهيت قريباً من رواية ثلاتية غرناطة فذكرى محاكم التفتيش كانت حاضرة في خيالي
الرواية تناولت السخرية من قصص الفروسية كما اوضح المترجم في بداية الجزء الاول
لكني لا أوافقه في هذا

أعتقد ان الكاتب حاول ايراد كل القيم المثاليةالتي تتعلق باخلاق الفرسان ووضعها في اطار هزلي للتشويق واثارة القارئ
مع العديد من الاسقاطات والتركيز على نقاط هامة ابتلي به
Dec 01, 2012 Marie rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Book one done!

That was such an undertaking that I don't know how to summarize the experience. Parts of the book are startlingly modern, self-aware and wry. Parts are a bit tedious. (Could they run into yet another 'most beautiful girl ever with a rich father unsure who she should marry'? Sometimes my comprehension slowed down to misery, looking up every word on the page until I gave up in frustration. Other times I felt I was really reading this, you know? It got better as I went along and I lo
Apr 13, 2013 Sally rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Kesken jäi, 250 sivun jälkeen. Olisin ehkä vielä malttanut lukea pidemmälle, mutta kun ystäväni kertoi, ettei se siitä miksikään kehity, päätin että saa riittää. Tiedän nyt mistä on kyse, ja voin palata tarinan pariin, jos joskus siltä tuntuu. Ihan mukavasti etenevää tekstiä, mutta kaikki seikkailut ovat niin samankaltaisia, että alkoi kyllästyttää.

Kiinnostavaa oli lukea kuuluisasta tuulimyllytaistelusta. Sanonta "taistella tuulimyllyjä vastaan" tarkoittaa meistä useimmille (tekemäni laajan, noi
Sep 07, 2015 Pilar rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Me lo leí para el colegio. Nada más que añadir.
Sep 21, 2015 Marty rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is a review for the first part of the original Spanish edition of Don Quijote de la Mancha. Miguel Cervantes wrote Part 1, ended it, and published it. The second part did not come until ten years later, after the success of the first one and--apparently--to correct someone else’s unauthorized continuation of Don Quijote’s adventures. Therefore, I’m treating this as its own story and will eventually read the sequel and give it a unique review. This may seem rather hairsplitting on my part, b ...more
Alessandra Aldave
La verdad es que El Ingenioso Hidalgo Don Quijote de la Mancha me dejó totalmente conmovida. Amé total y sinceramente este libro, fue una experiencia inigualable la que se vive al leer el Quijote, no hay duda de que tiene muy bien merecido el título de ser un referente de la Literatura Clásica y de la Española. Le daría más que cinco estrellas.
Para empezar me sentí muy identificada con Don Quijote y sé también que muchos de los sus lectores lo estarán, porque... ¿a quién no le gust
Vasco Ribeiro
A parte picaresca do livro é muito engraçada e o autor comunicativo. O leitor vive a história como se estivesse a assistir a ela. parece teatro. Sobretudo quando são as cenas passadas na "Venda", ou estalagem (castelo para D. Quixote). Isto sobretudo na parte final em que começam a contar histórias uns aos outros, ou seja histórias dentro de histórias, certamente ao gosto da época, em que a leitura seria um prazer a partilhar para aqueles, que seriam os mais, que não sabiam ler. Nesta 1ª parte d ...more
Jul 29, 2015 Irma rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the BEST books. Part 1 is just so so full of humor.
A work of art. I read this in it's original Spanish.
I wish all Spanish speakers would read this epic novel.
Jan 07, 2010 Lynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This is my favorite book of all time. I read the complete novel (both parts) in college for a Spanish class. I've read it 4 times...the complete version in English and Spanish, and the abridged version in English and Spanish. I'm getting the itch to read it again. I know it's not for most people, but after having a professor who was so knowledgeable about the book, it made me really appreciate the twists and turns, plot and character development, etc.
Naiya Stewart
Don Quixote is such an adventurous fiction book. Quixote whose real name is Alfonso has a wild imagination. His dream is to be a knight. On his journey to strive for the position of a knight, he pretends to kill giants , save beautiful women and fight other knights. This book is perfect for a show and tell and also bedtime stories for kids.
Pedro Zambarda
Cervantes writes a lot about a intelectual anti-hero without any logic in the Spain. Quixote is a misunderstood character all the time, by everyone. And he also misunderstood everyone, since the very begining.
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“Je cherche dans la mort la vie,
Dans la prison la liberté,
La santé dans la maladie,
Dans le traître la loyauté.
Mais mon infortune est si grande
Que le destin impatienté,
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