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Don Quijote, 2nd Edition

  • Miguel de Cervantes
  • ISBN-10: 0393617475
  • ISBN-13: 9780393617474
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2021 Published
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About the Product

“Diana de Armas Wilson’s introductory study captures the true essence of why Cervantes’s novel has become a valuable piece of our shared cultural heritage. Humour, satire, and the religious and political conflicts that plagued the era all form part of Cervantes’s great vision, and Wilson’s study provides thorough analysis of why we still want to read the adventures of his would-be knight errant and his loyal squire over four centuries later.” —AARON KAHN, University of Sussex

About the Series

Read by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format—annotated text, contexts, and criticism—helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.


  • Burton Raffel’s masterful translation (“Indeed, Raffel seems to have created a Cervantine English” — Javier Herrero, University of Virginia), lightly revised by Diana de Armas Wilson, and including the translator’s note.

  • A revised and expanded introduction as well as revised and expanded explanatory footnotes by Diana de Armas Wilson.

  • A rich selection of contextual materials, including related writings by Cervantes and his contemporaries as well as a modern account of Don Quijote’s influence over five centuries.

  • Fifteen critical essays—seven of them new to the Second Edition—thematically organized to maximize classroom discussion. The new essays are by Ilan Stavans, Anne J. Cruz, Paul Michael Johnson, Pablo Garci´a-Pin~ar, Anthony J. Cascardi, Barbara Fuchs, and Andre´s Lema-Hincapie´.

  • A chronology and a selected bibliography.