Dubliners

Don Quixote – The First Part, The Author’s Dedication of the First Part–Chapter IV

The Author’s Dedication of the First Part Cervantes respectfully dedicates his novel to the Duke of Bejar and asks him to protect the novel from ignorant and unjust criticism. Prologue Cervantes belittles his novel and denies that Don Quixote is an invented character, claiming that he, Cervantes, is merely rewriting history. He reports a likely …

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Don Quixote – The First Part, Chapters XXXVIII–XLV

Chapter XXXVIII Don Quixote continues his lecture on the superiority of knights over scholars. Everyone is impressed with his intelligence, but still no one believes that chivalry is more important than scholarship. The captive begins to tell the story of his imprisonment and rescue in Moorish lands. Chapter XXXIX The captive tells the group that …

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