The Cervantes Encyclopedia
by Howard Mancing
December 2003, 864pp, 7x10
2 volumes, Greenwood

Hardcover: 978-0-313-30695-2
$189, £140, 158€, A270
eBook Available: 978-0-313-02759-8
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Hundreds of A-Z entries cover Cervantes’ works, characters, key terms and concepts, and more.

Cervantes is undoubtedly one of the world’s most influential authors. While scholars continue to debate his role as the inventor of the novel, readers have found centuries of entertainment and inspiration in his works. Don Quixote contains one of the most memorable characters in all of literature and forever shaped the course of literary history and popular culture. This reference is a comprehensive guide to Cervantes’ stunning achievements. Included are hundreds of alphabetically arranged entries on his works, characters, and allusions, historical persons who figured prominently in his life and works, concepts and terms central to his literary career, and authors, artists, and musicians who were influenced by his writings.

While many of the entries are succinct, others provide detailed plot summaries. Each entry closes with a brief bibliography. A chronology and a selected, general bibliography of major editions and critical studies are included.

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