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The First Part of the Delightful History of the Most Ingenious Knight Don Quixote of the Mancha

by:Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616

Although published nearly 400 years ago in Spanish, this parody of the chivalrous life remains amazingly familiar in translation today-perhaps from the extensive influence it has played on novelists, playwrights and even composers over the centuries, or perhaps from its eternal story of the childlike and comic view of a decayed world by a madman stuck in a golden past.

Editions:7987  Date:1400 - 2022  Genre(s):Picaresque literature

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Don Quixote

by:Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616

"Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, and one of the funniest and most tragic books ever written, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote of La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain."--Jacket.

Editions:617  Date:1605 - 2017  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, Adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Picaresque literature, Picaresque fiction

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The adventures of Roderick Random

by:Smollett, Tobias

Famed Scottish satirist Tobias Smollett effortlessly blends humor and adventure in The Adventures of Roderick Random. Based on Smollett's own experiences in the military and heavily influenced by Miguel de Cervantes' Don Quixote, this book is a hilarious romp that takes the title character on a series of misadventures around the globe.

Editions:675  Date:1748 - 2020  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, Sea stories, Adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Sea stories

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The life and adventures of Nicholas Nickleby

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

Greed makes Ralph Nickleby, a shrewd businessman, overlook the welfare of his nephew Nicholas, and niece Kate.

Editions:809  Date:1800 - 2021  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Picaresque literature, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Picaresque fiction

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Moll Flanders

by:Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731

As Moll Flanders rises from the infamous Newgate Prison to fame, wealth, and respectability, Moll comes to embody all the excess and vitality of an era.

Editions:675  Date:1712 - 2020  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, Adventure fiction, Picaresque fiction, Picaresque fiction, Action and adventure fiction

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Nicholas Nickleby

by:Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870

"Nicholas Nickleby is the son of a poor country gentleman, and has to make his own way in the world. He first goes as usher to Mr. Squeers, schoolmaster at Dotheboys Hall, in Yorkshire, but leaves in disgust with the tyranny of Squeers and his wife, especially to a poor boy named Smike. Smike runs away from his school to follow Nicholas, and remains his humble follower till death. At Portsmouth, Nicholas joins the theatrical company of Mr. Crummies, but leaves the profession for other adventures. He falls in with the brothers Cheeryble, who make him their clerk; in this post he rises to success as a merchant, and ultimately marries Madeline Bray." BeneĢt Reader's Ency.

Editions:782  Date:1800 - 2020  Genre(s):Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans, Picaresque literature, Picaresque fiction

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Eva Luna

by:Allende, Isabel

An exotic dance that beguiles and entices ... The enchanted and enchanting account of a contemporary Scheherazade, a wide-eyed American teller-of-tales who triumphs over harsh reality through the creative power of her own imagination ... Born in the back room of the mansion where her mother toils, and herself in service from an early age, the enchanting and ever-enchanted Eva Luna escapes oppression through story telling. Rolf Carle flees Germany for South America, and ultimately works as a documentary film maker, to escape childhood memories of burying the concentration camp dead.

Editions:502  Date:1900 - 2020  Genre(s):Romance fiction, Romance fiction, Picaresque literature, Love stories, Thrillers (Fiction)

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The adventures of Augie March : a novel

by:Bellow, Saul

This novel recounts the unconventional exploits of a man who preferred to change jobs constantly in an age of specialization.

Editions:325  Date:1949 - 2019  Genre(s):Domestic fiction, Domestic fiction, Picaresque literature, Bildungsromans, Bildungsromans

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The further adventures of Robinson Crusoe

by:Defoe, Daniel, 1661?-1731

Short excerpt: the desire of seeing my new plantation in the island, and the colony I left there, ran in my head continually. I dreamed of it all night, and my imagination ran upon it all day: it was uppermost in all my thoughts, and my fancy worked so steadily and strongly upon it that I talked of it in my sleep.

Editions:109  Date:1719 - 2022  Genre(s):Adventure fiction, Picaresque literature, Picaresque literature

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The history and adventures of the renowned Don Quixote

by:Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616

This authoritative textual edition presents Tobias Smollett's translation of Cervantes's Don Quixote in the form most faithful to Smollett's own intentions. It includes Francis Hayman's twenty-eight illustrations engraved for the original edition, Smollett's explanatory notes, and his prefatory ""Life of Cervantes."". Smollett's Don Quixote first appeared in 1755 and was for many years the most popular English-language version of Cervantes's masterpiece. However, soon after the start of the nineteenth century, its reputation began to suffer. Rival translators, literary hucksters, and careless.

Editions:219  Date:1755 - 2019  Genre(s):Picaresque literature, Adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Action and adventure fiction, Picaresque fiction

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