John Rutherford

Don Quixote
  • Don Quixote

    • Miguel Cervantes

    • Kayvan Novak (Read by)

    • John Rutherford (Translator)

    • Josh Cohen (Read by)

    • Alistair Petrie (Read by)

    • Richard Hughes (Read by)

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    This Penguin Classic is performed by Kayvan Novak, Josh Cohen, Alistair Petrie, and Richard Hughes.

    Don Quixote has become so entranced by reading romances of chivalry that he determines to become a knight errant and pursue bold adventures, accompanied by his squire, the cunning Sancho Panza. As they roam the world together, the aging Quixote's fancy leads them wildly astray. At the same time the relationship between the two men grows in fascinating subtlety. Often considered to be the first modern novel, Don Quixote is a wonderful burlesque of the popular literature its disordered protagonist is obsessed with.

Leopoldo Alas, "Clarín" (1852 - 1901). His only other novel is Su único hijo (1891). John Rutherford is a fellow of The Queen's College, Oxford, where he teaches Spanish, Spanish-American, and Galician language and literature. He has also translated Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes for Penguin Classics. For the translation of La Regenta he was decorated in 1984 by King Juan Carlos of Spain with the Medalla de Oro al Mérito en las Bellas Artes.

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