Miguel de Cervantes and the Case of the Fake Don Quixote

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Miguel de Cervantes and the Case of the Fake Don Quixote

Thursday, 23 April

Nowadays, "The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha" has no shortage of accolades. You'll hear it called the first modern novel, one of the greatest works in the Spanish canon and so on -- and it's always been a blockbuster, even when the first part of the novel initially published back in 1605. The 1605 volume ends with a tease of a sequel, one that Cervantes would later publish in 1615. But there's a twist -- in 1614, someone else published a sequel of their own. Cervantes was livid, broke, and thirsting for revenge. Tune in to learn more. Learn more about your ad-choices at https://www.iheartpodcastnetwork.com
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