by Miguel De Cervantes
Publisher: eBooks@Adelaide 2006
Don Quixote is the story of a country gentleman named Alonso Quixano who has read so many stories of chivalry that he descends into fantasy and becomes convinced he is a knight-errant. Together with his earthy squire Sancho Panza he calls himself "Don Quixote de la Mancha" and sets out in search of adventure. Looking for a dragon to slay he spies a windmill in the distance and charges his horse.
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