“The ingenious gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha” is a novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. The first part was published in 1605 and the second in 1615.
This novel is considered one of the most important novel from spanish and world literature.
The novel is about the adventures of an hidalgo named Mr. Alonso Quixano, who reads a lot of chivalric romances. He lost his mind and tried to revive the stories that he read in this kind of novels.
He lives in La Mancha and goes always with a farmer named Sancho Panza around this area, living diferents adventures. Sancho Panza was a simple person.
Don Quixote is in love with a farm girl named Aldonza Lorenzo but he thinks that she is a lady called Dulcinea del Toboso. He thinks that she is the most beautiful woman in the world.
He rides a exhausted horse named Rocinante and Sancho Panza ride a donkey.
He likes knighthood and people laugh at him. One day somebody hit him and when he returned home his niece, the housekeeper and the barber burned most of his chivalric books.
One time Don Quixote thought that the windmills were giants that wanted to attack him and tried to fight with them.
He lives a lot of adventures but all end badly for him and Sancho Panza.
At the end of the novel Don Quixote, came back to his village. He was sick and he didn’t want to know nothing about the chivalric romances.
He was so sad that finally died.