Don Quixote as Children’s Literature

A Tradition in English Words and Pictures

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About the Book

Cervantes is regarded as the author of the first novel and the inventor of fiction. From its publication in 1605, Don Quixote—recently named the world’s best book by authors from 54 countries—has been widely translated and imitated. Among its less acknowledged imitations are stories in children’s literature.

In context of English adaptation and critical response this book explores the noble and “mad” adventures retold for children by distinguished writers and artists in Edwardian books, collections, home libraries, schoolbooks and picture books. More recent adaptations including comics and graphic novels deviate from traditional retellings. All speak to the knight-errant’s lasting influence and appeal to children.

About the Author(s)

Velma Bourgeois Richmond, a recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award, is a professor emerita of English at Holy Names University, Oakland, California. She lives in Berkeley, California.

Bibliographic Details

Velma Bourgeois Richmond
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 270
Bibliographic Info: 45 photos, notes, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2018
pISBN: 978-1-4766-7360-8
eISBN: 978-1-4766-3243-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Preface 1
Introduction 5
1. Don Quixote Rendered in English 27
2. Edwardian Literary Responses 69
3. Books for Edwardian Children 80
4. Collections and Home Libraries 162
5. Pedagogy and Schoolbooks 190
6. Continuing Adventures 209
Epilogue 239
Chapter Notes 241
Bibliography 254
Index 257