Don Quixote

January 7, 2019
Miguel de Cervantes
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Written in early 1600s Spain, "Don Quixote" is considered to be perhaps the most influential work from Spanish history. It depicts a nobleman who reads so many romantic adventure novels that he decides to become a knight. Don Quixote sees what he wants in the world, and the word "Quixotic" stems from this character - meaning impractically idealistic.