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Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra
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it was amazing
bookshelves: classics, fiction, adventure, humor, historical-fiction

I loved this book! It's one of my all-time favorite novels and was even better the second time around. This was a reread for me, having read it in high school. For this read, I attempted to interpret several excerpts in Spanish and followed along with the Open Yale Course, SPAN 300 which was excellent and it made for a rich learning experience about comparative literature, art, and Spanish language and culture. I would highly recommend this book to everyone and to check out the course as a supplement to your reading as well.

The author, Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra, wrote with such depth, expression, humor, and passion. It transcended literature in the areas of ethnic, cultural, and gender expression at the time it was written and today, it marks such a bountiful telling of a story and text with representation, idealization, and realism that anyone at any life stage can appreciate.

The storyline itself was so full of adventure, emotion, and surprises. A picaresque novel at its finest.

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Reading Progress

March 26, 2018 – Started Reading
March 26, 2018 – Shelved
August 14, 2018 – Finished Reading
November 8, 2018 – Shelved as: classics
November 8, 2018 – Shelved as: fiction
November 8, 2018 – Shelved as: adventure
November 8, 2018 – Shelved as: humor
November 8, 2018 – Shelved as: historical-fiction

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