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Don Quixote de la Mancha

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Definition comedic book written by Spaniard, Miguel de Cervantes which satirizes chivalry; some think the finest book written in Spanish and certainly one that influenced literature that followed (1605)
  • The book, Don Quijote, from Abuelita.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
Don Quijote = influential Spanish novel (1605)
(editor's note:  This is more commonly spelled Don Quixote in English.)
  • He borrowed this from "Don Quixote," the only book he had ever read, but which he still slightly remembered.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • A Spanish poet and romancer of the sixteenth century, the author of Don Quixote.
    Ralph Waldo Emerson  --  Selected Essays
  • We do not think of Don Quixote but of Leonidas.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • A regular Don Quixote, that one.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • But just as Don Quixote had his mythical battle against the one-eyed giants, Angel and his eight fellow Sancho Panzas were ready for the challenge.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • A few months after my defection, Ben cast me in the technically challenging Don Quixote pas de deux for a national tour.
    Li Cunxin  --  Mao's Last Dancer
  • DUDARD: You're a Don Quixote.
    Eugene Ionesco  --  Rhinoceros
  • "Don Quixote," "Wilhelm Meister," and the Koran, she reflected that no one she knew, not even her father, had read all four.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street
  • I'd painted my dad as Don Quixote in a semi, on a quest for philosophical truths and the best cup of coffee in the nation.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • And a tragic Don Quixote.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Jude the Obscure
  • DE GUICHE (who has controlled himself—smiling): Have you read 'Don Quixote'?
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • In a word, my man thus accoutred, looked upon himself as great as Don Quixote, when that celebrated champion went to combat the windmill.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • In which is introduced one of the pleasantest barbers that was ever recorded in history, the barber of Bagdad, or he in Don Quixote, not excepted.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • The old man crossed the room to another bookcase, opening its glass door and removing an early edition of Don Quixote.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • With the force of his imagination and will, Don Quixote insists on seeing this raped and beaten woman as his sweet and lovely maiden Dulcinea.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • I had played Don Quixote often enough in my difficult, crazed life, had put honor before comfort, and heroism before reason.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Steppenwolf
  • Or even Don Quixote, for that thing was about the size of a windmill.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  Glory Road
  • His error does me no injury, and shall I become a Don Quixote, to bring all men by force of argument to one opinion?
    David McCullough  --  John Adams
  • They are often saner and shrewder than the philosophers just as Sancho-Panza was often saner and shrewder than Don Quixote.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Man And Superman

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