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Don Quijote I

(Don Quijote de la Mancha #1)

3.98  ·  Rating details ·  3,148 ratings  ·  195 reviews
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.
Kindle Edition, 425 pages
Published November 25th 2011 (first published 1604)
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You, my GR-Friends and Readers must be wondering what is this cheese doing at the head of the review. And I, the fictitious Kalliope, invite you to cut a slice and help yourself and savour the flavours of Manchego cheese. Buts since you can’t grab and eat the one displayed on your screen, then I suggest you take a substitute, some Edam, or Cheddar, or any other you have in your fridge, and then think and imagine that you are taking cheese from La Mancha, from the land of Don Quijote (DQ). For ac
Apr 08, 2009 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
Nickolas the Kid
Η ιστορία του βιβλίου νομίζω είναι λίγο πολύ γνωστή σε όλους...
Ένας μεσήλικας ιδαλγός χάνει τα λογικά του διαβάζοντας συνεχώς ιπποτικά μυθιστορήματα και αποφασίζει πως πρέπει και ο ίδιος να δράσει ως ιππότης προστατεύοντας με το σπαθί του και το δόρυ του τους αδύναμους, τους φτωχούς και τις όμορφες δεσποσύνες.

Ο Θερβάντες λοιπόν μέσα από την ζωή και τις περιπέτειες αυτού του ανθρωπάκου, αποδομεί και σατιρίζει τα ιπποτικά μυθιστορήματα που μάλλον ήταν ευρέως διαδεδομένα εκείνη την εποχή.
Ο Δον Κιχ
Nov 11, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Sep 26, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Evripidis Gousiaris
Εύκολα από τα πιο ευχάριστα αναγνώσματα του 2016
Ανυπομονώ για την συνέχεια...
Ολοκληρωμένη άποψη αφού τελειώσω και τον δεύτερο τόμο :)
هرچی به آخر این جلد نزدیک میشدم داستانهای فرعیِ گاهاً خستهکننده و سادهلوحی و به قولی بیعقلیهای دنکیشوت بیشتر به چشم میومدن. لحن کتاب هم اوایل سفتوسخت و مقداری سنگین بود اما بعد روی غلتک افتادم. نسبتاً خوب اما نه درحدی که فکر میکردم. ...more
Apr 08, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
کتاب جالب و کاملا متفاوتی بود از هر کتابی که تابحال خوندم
یه جاهایی باصدای بلند خندیدم
یجاهایی با خودم گفتم کافیه، داری مث سانکو روده درازی میکنی آقای سروانتس
حال و هوای خیلی خوبی داشت
فکر نمیکنم بخش دوم رو به این زودی شروع کنم ولی حتما اگه شروع کردم به خوندنش ماه ها براش وقت میذارم
چون بنظرم دن کیشوت ادبیاتی داره که بهتره مدتی باهاش زندگی کنی
مثلا چند ماه
و اینکه چه ترجمه ای...
Oziel Bispo
Mar 08, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Acabei a primeira parte desse delicioso livro, estou amando. Quando terminar a segunda parte, faço uma Review!
Eirini D
Είναι δυνατόν ένα αριστούργημα της παγκόσμιας λογοτεχνίας που φιγουράρει σε όλες τις λίστες με τα 20, 100, κ.ο.κ. καλύτερα βιβλία όλων των εποχων, να το βαρεθεί κανείς; Και όμως είναι. Το βαρέθηκα από τις πρώτες κιόλας σελίδες και το παράτησα, και ευτυχώς, ξέρω και πολλούς άλλους που δεν ντρέπονται να δηλώσουν ότι χαρακτηρισμένα ως σπουδαία βιβλία δεν τους άρεσαν. Για να είμαι ειλικρινής, σίγουρα κάποια στιγμή στο μέλλον θα το ξαναπιάσω. Κάθε βιβλίο έχει το δικό του χρόνο που πρέπει να διαβαστεί ...more

"أقدم لكم السيد الشريف العبقري دون كيخوتي الشهير بين العرب بإسم " دون كيشوت " ، حتي يتعزي الجميع في فشله ، كما فعل ثربانتس الذي أخرج لنا فشله هذا العمل العظيم ، فمن فضلكم أفشلوا مثله ، علي الأقل"

هكذا بدأ الدكتور سليمان العطار في مقدمته بترجمة خرافية لا تقل روعة عن الرواية ، دون كيشوت هذا العمل الذي تقريباً فاق كل أعمال الأدب شهرة ، يعرفه القارئ ومن لا يقرأ ، حتي أنه أحياناً يدرسون لنا منه لمحات في المناهج ، وربما تسمع عنه في الأفلام أو من المعلقين في مباريات الكرة حينما يصفون لاعب عظيم وسئ ال
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
Sep 02, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Adorably old-fashioned and old-style baroque comedy, yet I sense traces of Modernism beneath the surface, especialy in how our hero's madness somehow isn't confining him from interacting with people. I prefered to linger on the fun and on the Chivalry though, on the endless wonderful sub-plots of endless characters.
Starting Book II imediately.
Shaikha Alkhaldi
رواية فريدة..
يعدها النقاد أُم الرواية العالمية وأول عمل روائي حديث في العالم.
إلى الجزء الثاني..
Aug 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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
Julie Bell
May 28, 2008 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.
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 ٣٢ فصل، في حين أن الثاني أكبر منه بكثير...
على كل خاتمة العمل جيدة، وجعلتني أسحب الجزء الثاني مباشرة، غم أني كنت أن
Caroline Gurgel
Primeiro volume concluído! Dei muitas risadas, mas depois fui ficando com uma certa pena das loucuras de Dom Quixote...tadinho!
Clássico excelente até aqui, mas prefiro deixar para opinar melhor quando terminar o segundo volume :))
Hussein Dehghani
Oct 18, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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شاید تاکنون هیچ کتابی به اندازه «دن کیشوت» این همه مورد عشق و علاقه ملتهای گوناگون نبوده است. بسیاری از کتابها هست که تنها به یک قوم و ملت اختصاص دارد و از حدود مرز یک کشور فراتر نمیرود؛ بسیاری دیگر نیز هست که در میان ملل دیگر هم خواننده دارد ولی تنها مورد پسند گروه روشنفکران یا مردم عادی یا طبقات ممتاز است. اما «دن کیشوت» همه حصارهای جغرافیایی و نژادی و اجتماعی و طبقاتی را درهم شکسته و نام خود را با دنیا و بشریت توأم ساخته است. همین بس که این رمان از ابتدای قرن هفدهم تاکنون بیش از هزار بار به ب ...more
Jazzy Lemon
Exceptionally funny at times, I really enjoyed this.
Probably the best book in the world!

Don Quixote voted best book ever

Don Quixote is the world's best book say the world's top authors

The top 100 books of all time

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
(granted it's only the first part but...)





This is all the review! How could *I* review such a book?
3.8 stars

i had to read this for class and the teacher divided it into two parts so i will first talk about it in those individual parts before talking about both. (i read it in spanish so the names and places and other stuff will be in spanish)

first part (chap.1-chap.22)
i can't really complain much here. the writing was really good, sometimes the jokes fell flat, but when i laughed, i laughed. the only problems i had per se were with the very old words that i didn't know the meaning to.
Taru Luojola
Tapani mukaan en anna kirjalle ikälisää. Sellaisenaan Don Quijoten ykkösosa on suhteellisen pitkästyttävä kuvaus epäonnisesta seikkailuretkestä, jossa ei päästä kuin muutaman päivämatkan päähän majataloon. Majatalossa ja läheisellä vuoristoseudulla junnataankin sitten loppukirja, mitään ei saada aikaiseksi, mutta sisäkertomus jos toinenkin tulee kerrotuksi. Ja se kuuluisa taistelu tuulimyllyjä vastaankin on nopeasti ohi — eihän se kestänyt edes yhtä sivua!

Joskus aikoinaan tuli nähtyä telkkarista
Oct 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Contra todo pronóstico, me ha acabado gustando mucho la primera parte de El Quijote. Pero mucho. Estoy muy sorprendida con lo que me ha llegado a gustar una vez pasadas las primeras páginas, las que a mi parecer son más introductorias y más pesadas.
Estoy con ganas de saber qué le deparará a don Quijote y a Sancho en la segunda parte. Y además, estoy con las expectativas muy altas, puesto que la crítica considera la segunda parte aún mejor que la primera. Y la primera deja el listón bastante alto
Gláucia Renata
May 17, 2016 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
Tavi Florescu
Jul 09, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Magical realism avant la lettre or things are how we want to see them, until we come across a Sancho Panza that does a reality check for us.
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
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Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish novelist, poet, and playwright. His novel Don Quixote is often considered his magnum opus, as well as the first modern novel.
It is assumed that Miguel de Cervantes was born in Alcalá de Henares. His father was Rodrigo de Cervantes, a surgeon of cordoban descent. Little is known of his mother Leonor de Cortinas, except that she was a native of Arganda del

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