Miguel de Cervantes

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra was a Spanish writer widely regarded as one of the greatest writers in the Spanish language and one of the world's pre-eminent novelists. He is best known for his novel 'Don Quixote', which is considered one of the most important works of literature.


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  1. 1. Don Quixote

    This classic novel follows the adventures of a man who, driven mad by reading too many chivalric romances, decides to become a knight-errant and roam the world righting wrongs under the name Don Quixote. Accompanied by his loyal squire, Sancho Panza, he battles windmills he believes to be giants and champions the virtuous lady Dulcinea, who is in reality a simple peasant girl. The book is a richly layered critique of the popular literature of Cervantes' time and a profound exploration of reality and illusion, madness and sanity.

    The 11th Greatest Book of All Time
  2. 2. Exemplary Stories

    "Exemplary Stories" is a collection of novellas that explore various themes such as deception, love, jealousy, and the unpredictability of fortune, through a tapestry of engaging narratives. Written by the same author who penned the famous tale of a delusional knight, this anthology showcases his versatility and wit. The stories often feature a moral lesson, and the characters range from the noble to the common, each providing a unique glimpse into the complexities of human nature and the social issues of the time. The author's masterful storytelling and rich language make this collection a significant contribution to the canon of Western literature, reflecting the author's keen observation of the human condition and his satirical edge.

    The 1935th Greatest Book of All Time
  3. 3. The Travels of Persiles and Sigismunda

    "The Travels of Persiles and Sigismunda" is a complex, multi-layered narrative that follows the journey of two noble lovers, Persiles and Sigismunda, who disguise themselves as brother and sister to escape from their homeland and travel through numerous countries. Throughout their journey, they encounter a wide array of characters and experience numerous adventures, all while maintaining their secret identities. The book is known for its exploration of love, virtue, and the human condition, with a blend of realism and fantasy.

    The 2223rd Greatest Book of All Time