The History of Don Quixote Part 1: Gustave Doré Restored Special Edition

Release date: January 15, 2021
Author: Miguel de Cervantes, Gustave Doré 
Length: 398 Pages
Black and White with Glossy Color Cover
ISBN:  978-1592180936
MSRP: $24.95
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Gustave Doré’s stunning imagery enhances Cervantes’ epic masterpiece in this full-size retro restoration of Don Quixote.

First published in the 1600’s by Spanish writer Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote is regarded by many as history’s greatest piece of literature, made even better when enhanced by the spectacular artwork of Gustave Doré. This Retro Restoration includes:

– Full-size 8 ½” x 11” pages
– Crisp digitally re-scanned and enhanced images
– Bold new cover design
– Author’s original page layouts
– Classic type font
– English version with illustration captions

Don Quixote Part 1 starts the two-part saga of Don Quixote de la Mancha and Sancho Panza as they heroically travel in pursuit of adventure and the knowledge of what it means to be human. Don Quixote’s vivid imagination is rivaled only by the creative vision of Doré, who gives the armor-clad aspiring knight and his companions the charismatic and iconic look for which they are still remembered today.

The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop spared no expense when restoring, cleaning, and digitally remastering a rare, mint copy of Don Quixote for a new generation of readers. Doré’s crisp illustrations explode from the pages with incredible detail to liven Cervantes’ unforgettable storytelling. Many regard Don Quixote as Doré’s best work, showcasing his skills as a technical illustrator and gifted, humorous cartoonist.

The prodigal French artist unleashed a nonstop barrage of humorous cartoons, caricatures, and adorable scribbles that highlight the humor and imagination of Cervantes’ character and his relationship to those around him. Doré also created some of his most outstanding full-page work filled with intricate details that tell stories within the story. Don Quixote is a sight to behold and a thrill to read. Don Quixote Parts 1 and 2 contain 370 illustrations, many of them full-page!

About the Artist:
Master artist Gustave Dorè (1832-1883), known for the lavish illustrations in Dante’s Inferno, Purgatory and Paradise, Dorè’s London: A Pilgrimage, and Milton’s Paradise Lost. His mastery of human anatomy, background detail, shading, and layout are evident on every page.

About the Publisher:
The CGR Publishing Restoration Workshop uses a vast array of computers and digital scanners to restore, preserve, and enhance the classic works of writers and artists from the 19th century. Each new release includes display-quality covers, enlarged covers, and retro fonts. Select books include Dante’s Inferno Retro Hell-Bound Edition, Gustave Dorè’s London: A Pilgrimage, The Complete Book of Birds, A Life of George Westinghouse, The Clock Book: A Detailed Illustrated Collection of Classic Clocks, The Aeroplane Speaks, and much more.

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