Harvard Classics, Vol. 14
Don Quixote and Sancho Panza.
Let us make hay while the sun shines.
Don Quixote. Part i. Book. iii. Chap. xi.
Miguel de
Cervantes Saavedra

Harvard Classics, Vol. 14

Don Quixote, Part 1

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra

Although published nearly 400 years ago in Spanish, this parody of the chivalrous life remains amazingly familiar in translation today—perhaps from the extensive influence it has played on novelists, playwrights and even composers over the centuries, or perhaps from its eternal story of the childlike and comic view of a decayed world by a madman stuck in a golden past.

Bibliographic Record



Introductory Note
Translator’s Dedication
The Author’s Preface to the Reader
Certain Sonnets, Written by Knights-Errant, Ladies, Squires, and Horses, in the Praise of Don Quixote, His Dame, His Squire and Steed
The First Part

  1. Wherein Is Rehearsed the Calling and Exercise of the Renowned Gentleman, Don Quixote of the Mancha
  2. Of the First Sally That Don Quixote Made to Seek Adventures
  3. Wherein Is Recounted the Pleasant Manner Observed in the Knighting of Don Quixote
  4. Of That Which Befel to Our Knight After He Departed from the Inn
  5. Wherein Is Prosecuted Former Narration of Our Knight’s Misfortunes
  6. Of the Pleasant and Curious Search Made by the Curate and the Barber of Don Quixote’s Library
  7. Of the Second Departure Which Our Good Knight, Don Quixote, Made from His House to Seek Adventures
  8. Of the Good Success Don Quixote Had, in the Dreadful and Never-Imagined Adventure of the Windmills, with Other Accidents Worthy to Be Recorded
The Second Book

  1. Wherein Is Related the Events of the Fearful Battle Which the Gallant Biscaine Fought with Don Quixote
  2. Of That Which After Befel Don Quixote When He Had Left the Ladies
  3. Of That Which Passed between Don Quixote and Certain Goatherds
  4. Of That Which One of the Goatherds Recounted to Those That Were with Don Quixote
  5. Wherein Is Finished the History of the Shepherdess Marcela, with Other Accidents
  6. Wherein Are Rehearsed the Despairing Verses of the Dead Shepherd, with Other Unexpected Accidents
The Third Book

  1. Wherein Is Rehearsed the Unfortunate Adventure Which Happened to Don Quixote, by Encountering with Certain Yanguesian Carriers
  2. Of That Which Happened unto the Ingenuous Knight within the Inn, Which He Supposed to Be a Castle
  3. Wherein Are Rehearsed the Innumerable Misfortunes Which Don Quixote and His Good Squire Sancho Suffered in the Inn, Which He, to His Harm, Thought to Be a Castle
  4. Wherein Are Rehearsed the Discourses Passed between Sancho Panza and His Lord, Don Quixote, with Other Adventures Worthy the Recital
  5. Of the Discreet Discourse Passed between Sancho and His Lord; with the Adventure Succeeding of a Dead Body; and Other Notable Occurrences
  6. Of a Wonderful Adventure, Achieved with Less Hazard Than Ever Any Other Knight Did Any, by the Valorous Don Quixote of the Mancha
  7. Of the High Adventure and Rich Winning of the Helmet of Mambrino, with Other Successes Which Befel the Invincible Knight
  8. Of the Liberty Don Quixote Gave to Many Wretches, Who Were A-carrying Perforce to a Place They Desired Not
  9. Of That Which Befel the Famous Don Quixote in Sierra Morena Which Was One of the Most Rare Adventures That in This or Any Other So Authentic a History Is Recounted
  10. Wherein Is Prosecuted the Adventure of Sierra Morena
  11. Which Treats of the Strange Adventures That Happened to the Knight of the Mancha in Sierra Morena; and of the Penance He Did There, in Imitation of Beltenebros
  12. Wherein Are Prosecuted the Pranks Played by Don Quixote in His Amorous Humours in the Mountains of Sierra Morena
  13. How the Curate and the Barber Put Their Design in Practice, with Many Other Things Worthy to Be Recorded in This Famous History
The Fourth Book

  1. Wherein Is Discoursed the New and Pleasant Adventure That Happened to the Curate and the Barber in Sierra Morena
  2. Which Treats of the Discretion of the Beautiful Dorothea, and the Artificial Manner Used to Dissuade the Amorous Knight from Continuing His Penance; and How He Was Gotten Away; with Many Other Delightful and Pleasant Occurrences
  3. Of Many Pleasant Discourses Passed between Don Quixote and Those of His Company, After He Had Abandoned the Rigorous Place of His Penance
  4. Of the Pleasant Discourses Continued between Don Quixote and His Squire Sancho Panza, with Other Adventures
  5. Treating of That Which Befel All Don Quixote His Train in the Inn
  6. Wherein Is Rehearsed the History of the Curious-Impertinent
  7. Wherein Is Prosecuted the History of the Curious-Impertinent
  8. Wherein Is Ended the History of the Curious-Impertinent: and Likewise Recounted the Rough Encounter and Conflict Passed between Don Quixote and Certain Bags of Red Wine
  9. Which Treats of Many Rare Successes Befallen in the Inn
  10. Wherein Is Prosecuted the History of the Famous Princess Micomicona, with Other Delightful Adventures
  11. Treating of the Curious Discourse Made by Don Quixote upon the Exercises of Arms and Letters
  12. Wherein the Captive Recounteth His Life, and Other Accidents
  13. Wherein Is Prosecuted the History of the Captive
  14. Wherein the Captive Prosecuteth the Pleasant Narration of His Life
  15. Which Speaks of That Which After Befel in the Inn, and of Sundry Other Things Worthy to Be Known
  16. Wherein Is Recounted the History of the Lackey, with Other Strange Adventures Befallen in the Inn
  17. Wherein Are Prosecuted the Wonderful Adventures of the Inn
  18. Wherein Are Decided the Controversies of the Helmet of Mambrino and of the Pannel, with Other Strange and Most True Adventures
  19. In Which Is Finished the Notable Adventure of the Troopers, and the Great Ferocity of Our Knight, Don Quixote, and How He Was Enchanted
  20. Wherein Is Prosecuted the Manner of Don Quixote’s Enchantment, with Other Famous Occurrences
  21. Wherein the Canon Prosecutes His Discourse upon Books of Chivalry, and Many Other Things Worthy of His Wit
  22. Wherein the Discreet Discourse That Passed between Sancho Panza and His Lord Don Quixote Is Expressed
  23. Of the Discreet Contention between Don Quixote and the Canon, with Other Accidents
  24. Relating That Which the Goatherd Told to Those That Carried Away Don Quixote
  25. Of the Falling out of Don Quixote and the Goatherd; with the Adventure of the Disciplinants, to Which the Knight Gave End to His Cost
Epitaphs and Eulogies
The Academics of Argamasilla, a Town of the Mancha, on the Life and Death of the Valorous Don Quixote of the Mancha: Hoc Scripserunt