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Study Guide for Miguel de Cervantes's Don Quixote including chapter summary, character analysis, and more. Learn all about Don Quixote, ask questions, and get the answers you need.

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Book Basics

Author: Miguel de Cervantes

Year Published: 1605 (Part 1); 1615 (Part 2)

Type: Novel

Genre: Satire

Perspective and Narrator:

Don Quixote is told from the third-person omniscient point of view. The narrator claims to be telling the true history of Don Quixote as recorded by Sidi Hamid Benengeli, a fictional Arab historian.

Tense:

Don Quixote is primarily told in present tense.

About the Title:

Don Quixote is the name of the principal character; the longer, original title, The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha, connects Don Quixote to his mental state and place of residence.

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