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The man who invented fiction : how Cervantes ushered in the modern world / William Egginton.

Egginton, William, 1969- author. (Author).
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Hussey-Mayfield Memorial Branch 863 CERVANTES EGGINTON (Text) 33946003080236 Nonfiction . 2nd Floor Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781620401750
  • ISBN: 1620401754
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 239 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Bloomsbury USA, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2016.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-225) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Within and without -- Poetry and history -- Open and closed -- Soldier of misfortune -- A captive imagination -- All the world's a stage -- Of shepherds, knights, and ladies -- A rogue's gallery -- The fictional world.
Summary, etc.: "In the early seventeenth century, a crippled, graying, almost toothless veteran of Spain's wars against the Ottoman Empire published a book. It was the story of a poor nobleman, his brain addled from reading too many books of chivalry, who deludes himself that he is a knight errant and sets off on hilarious adventures. That book, Don Quixote, went on to sell more copies than any other book beside the Bible, making its author, Miguel de Cervantes, the single most-read author in human history. Cervantes did more than just publish a bestseller, though. He invented a way of writing. This book is about how Cervantes came to create what we now call fiction, and how fiction changed the world."--
Subject: Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616. Don Quixote.
Spanish fiction > Classical period, 1500-1700 > History and criticism.
Fiction > History and criticism.
Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616 > Influence.

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