Don Quixote

Our Old Book today, which I was delighted to find resting comfortably in the DHS’s smorgasbord of rarities, is the famous tale of an errant knight and his stalwart servant, Sancho, who are, in a roundabout way, prototypes for Tolkien’s Frodo Baggins and his loyal, salt of the earth friend, Samwise in Lord of The Rings.  Don Quixote was written in 1605 in Spain by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. It  is popularized in the 1960’s musical Man of La Mancha,  (the ‘man’ being actor Peter O’Toole).  Dreaming the Impossible Dream, Fighting the Unbeatable Foe, Bearing With Unbearable Sorrow. A tale worthy of its fame and a classic well suited to highlight on April Fools Day, in a good way.

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