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    • The Man Who Invented Fiction

    • How Cervantes Ushered in the Modern World
    • By: William Egginton
    • Narrated by: Michael Butler Murray
    • Length: 8 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    In the early 17th century, a crippled, graying, almost toothless veteran of Spain's wars against the Ottoman Empire published a novel. It was the story of a poor nobleman, his brain addled from studying too many novels of chivalry, who deludes himself that he is a knight errant and sets off on hilarious adventures. That story, Don Quixote, went on to sell more copies than any other book beside the Bible, making its author, Miguel de Cervantes, the single most-read author in human history.

    Regular price: $15.48