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Barret, Leighton

Overview
Works: 6 works in 18 publications in 2 languages and 719 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  History  Picaresque literature  Illustrations  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Poetry 
Roles: Author
Classifications: PQ6329, 863.3
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Publications about Leighton Barret
Publications by Leighton Barret
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Most widely held works by Leighton Barret
The adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )
6 editions published between 1939 and 1960 in English and held by 471 libraries worldwide
An abridged retelling of the classic story of a Spaniard who fancied chivalrous behavior, named his swayback stallion Rosinante--which means the best horse of all--chose for himself a lady love, and went off thirsting for adventure
The adventures of Don Quixote de la Mancha by Leighton Barret( Book )
2 editions published between 1939 and 1960 in English and held by 142 libraries worldwide
An abridged retelling of the classic story of a Spaniard who fancied chivalrous behavior, named his swayback stallion Rosinante--which means the best horse of all--chose for himself a lady love, and went off thirsting for adventure
Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )
6 editions published between 1939 and 1960 in English and Icelandic and held by 75 libraries worldwide
Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. This Modern Library edition presents the acclaimed Samuel Putnam translation of the epic tale, complete with notes, variant readings, and an Introduction by the translator." Don Quixote is practically unthinkable as a living being," said novelist Milan Kundera. "And yet, in our memory, what character is more alive?"--Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. This Modern Library edition presents the acclaimed Samuel Putnam translation of the epic tale, complete with notes, variant readings, and an Introduction by the translator. ----The debt owed to Cervantes by literature is immense. From Milan Kundera: "Cervan- tes is the founder of the Modern Era. ... The novelist need answer to no one but Cervantes." Lionel Trilling observed: "It can be said that all prose fiction is a variation on the theme of Don Quixote." Vladmir Nabo-kov wrote: "Don Quixote is greater today than he was in Cervantes's womb. [He] looms so wonderfully above the skyline of literature, a gaunt giant on a lean nag, that the book lives and will live through [his] sheer vitality. ... He stands for everything that is gentle, forlorn, pure, unselfish, and gallant. The parody has become a paragon." And V.S. Pritchett observed: "Don Quixote begins as a province, turns into Spain, and ends as a universe. ... The true spell of Cervantes is that he is a natural magician in pure story-telling." The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foun- dation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices
Though young by Leighton Barret( Book )
2 editions published in 1938 in Undetermined and English and held by 30 libraries worldwide
Den sindrige ridder don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
An retelling of the classic story of a Spaniard who fancied chivalrous behavior, named his swayback stallion Rosinante--which means the best horse of all--chose for himself a lady love, and went off thirsting for adventure
 
Languages
English (15)
Icelandic (2)
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