This edition includes an introduction and explanatory notes as well as an essay by John Rutherford on his new translation.
Don Quixote has become so entranced by his favourite reading, chivalry romances, that he determines to turn knight errant and pursue bold adventures himself. In the company of his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, these exploits blossom in all sorts of wonderful ways. While Quixote's fancy often leads him wildly astray - he tilts at windmills, imagining them to be giants - Sancho acquires cunning and a certain sagacity. Sane madman and wise fool, they roam the world together.