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    The adventures of Don Quixote (1912) PDF abridged from the original edition Illustrations

    The adventures of Don Quixote (1912) abridged from the original edition by W.M. Thackeray with Illustrations The plot revolves around the adventures of a noble (hidalgo) from La Mancha named Alonso Quixano, who reads so many chivalric romances that he loses his mind and decides to become a knight-errant (caballero andante) to revive chivalry and serve his nation, under the name Don Quixote de la Mancha. Cervantes, Don Quixote. “In a certain corner of la Mancha, the name of which I do not choose to remember, there lately lived one of that country gentleman, who adorn their halls with rusty lace and worm-eaten target, and ride forth on the skeleton…

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    Stories from Don Quixote PDF book Translated by H. L. Havell ( 1908 ) With illustrations

    Stories from Don Quixote PDF book Translated by H. L. Havell ( 1908 ) With illustrations Excerpt from the introductionThere is perhaps no book, among the world’s great classics, which lends itself so readily to abridgment as ” Don Quixote.” In the First Part, down to the knight’s return from the Sierra Morena, the narrative moves on swiftly and surely in one unclouded blaze of genius; but after this prodigious effort the author’s invention begins to flag, and the remaining chapters are padded out with a mass of episodes which have little or no connection with the story. The admirable Second Part, though more carefully planned, and unencumbered by irrelevant…

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    Don Quixote de la Mancha. PDF book (1837) by Miguel de Cervantes With Illustrations

    Don Quixote de la Mancha (1837) PDF book by Miguel de Cervantes With Illustrations Excerpt from the book’s introduction Cervantes was present at this famous victory, where he was wounded in the left hand by a blow from a scimitar, or, as some assert, by a gunshot, so severely that he was obliged to have it amputated at tho wrist whilst in the hospital at Messina; but the operation was so unskilfully performed that he lost the use of the entire arm ever afterward. He was not discouraged by this wound, nor induced to give up his profession as a soldier. Indeed, he seems, from his own words, to be…