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Ormsby, John 1829-1895

Overview
Works: 91 works in 287 publications in 2 languages and 7,202 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Picaresque literature  Romances  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Adventure stories  Satire  Juvenile works  Bibliography  Illustrations 
Roles: Translator, Author, Editor
Classifications: PQ6323, 863.3
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Most widely held works about John Ormsby
 
Most widely held works by John Ormsby
The history of Don Quixote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

29 editions published between 1952 and 1989 in English and held by 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of an idealistic country gentleman and his shrewd squire who set out, like knights of old, to search for adventure and right wrongs
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

23 editions published between 1885 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Quixote is a middle-aged man living in 16th century La Mancha in Spain who is obsessed with romance novels involving chivalry. He arms himself to defend the weak and vanquish the wicked. The two-part novel is the story of his many and often very humorous adventures. The novel is rated as one of the premier works of Western literature and is the source of the popular terms "tilting at windmills" and "quixotic" for one's pursuit of something purely fanciful
Don Quixote, the ingenious gentleman of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

15 editions published between 1950 and 1984 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ingenious gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

65 editions published between 1884 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 582 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The poem of the Cid( Book )

8 editions published between 1879 and 2010 in English and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of Don Quixote, man of la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

4 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the adventures of Alonso Quijano, who reads too many chivalric novels, and sets out to revive chivalry under the name of Don Quixote with a simple farmer, Sancho Panza as his squire
Don Quijote de la Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

15 editions published between 1898 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de la Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they wend their way across sixteenth-century Spain
Don Quixote of La Mancha by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

10 editions published between 1883 and 1979 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The adventures of the old Spanish knight who set out with his obese companion, Sancho, to experience the romance and glory of the knight-errant
The complete works of Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

2 editions published in 1901 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autumn rambles in North Africa by John Ormsby( Book )

5 editions published between 1864 and 1900 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Quixote : backgrounds and sources, criticisms by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

2 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stray papers by John Ormsby( Book )

1 edition published in 1876 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last speech and dying words of John Ormsby who was appointed to be executed on Boston Neck, the 17th of October, 1734 by John Ormsby( )

1 edition published in 1734 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montañeros en Sierra Nevada (1866-1893) : John Ormsby, Charles Packe, Luis de Rute, Juan B. Bide( Book )

3 editions published in 1997 in Spanish and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. This Modern Library edition presents the acclaimed Samuel Putnam translation of the epic tale, complete with notes, variant readings, and an Introduction by the translator." Don Quixote is practically unthinkable as a living being," said novelist Milan Kundera. "And yet, in our memory, what character is more alive?"--Widely regarded as the world's first modern novel, Don Quixote chronicles the famous picaresque adventures of the noble knight-errant Don Quixote de La Mancha and his faithful squire, Sancho Panza, as they travel through sixteenth-century Spain. This Modern Library edition presents the acclaimed Samuel Putnam translation of the epic tale, complete with notes, variant readings, and an Introduction by the translator. ----The debt owed to Cervantes by literature is immense. From Milan Kundera: "Cervan- tes is the founder of the Modern Era. ... The novelist need answer to no one but Cervantes." Lionel Trilling observed: "It can be said that all prose fiction is a variation on the theme of Don Quixote." Vladmir Nabo-kov wrote: "Don Quixote is greater today than he was in Cervantes's womb. [He] looms so wonderfully above the skyline of literature, a gaunt giant on a lean nag, that the book lives and will live through [his] sheer vitality. ... He stands for everything that is gentle, forlorn, pure, unselfish, and gallant. The parody has become a paragon." And V.S. Pritchett observed: "Don Quixote begins as a province, turns into Spain, and ends as a universe. ... The true spell of Cervantes is that he is a natural magician in pure story-telling." The Modern Library has played a significant role in American cultural life for the better part of a century. The series was founded in 1917 by the publishers Boni and Liveright and eight years later acquired by Bennett Cerf and Donald Klopfer. It provided the foun- dation for their next publishing venture, Random House. The Modern Library has been a staple of the American book trade, providing readers with affordable hardbound editions of important works of literature and thought. For the Modern Library's seventy-fifth anniversary, Random House redesigned the series, restoring as its emblem the running torchbearer created by Lucian Bernhard in 1925 and refurbishing jackets, bindings, and type, as well as inaugurating a new program of selecting titles. The Modern Library continues to provide the world's best books, at the best prices
Don Quijote by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in Spanish and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The story of Alonso Quixano, a country gentleman, whose crazed mind leads him to change his name to Don Quixote de la Mancha and to go forth to right the world's wrongs. This novel, a satire of romantic chivalry, provides a window on 17th century Spain" --Provided by publisher
The poem of the Cid : a translation from the Spanish by Cid( Book )

3 editions published between 1879 and 1938 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Don Quixote (Illustrated) by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fully titled The Ingenious Gentleman Don Quixote of La Mancha (Spanish: El ingenioso hidalgo don Quijote de la Mancha), is a Spanish novel by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra. It follows the adventures of Alonso Quixano, an hidalgo who reads so many chivalric novels that he decides to set out to revive chivalry, under the name Don Quixote. He recruits
The History of Don Quixote, Volume 1, Part 10 by Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra( Book )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
John Ormsby British translator

Languages
English (179)

Spanish (19)

Covers
The poem of the CidDon Quijote de la ManchaDon Quixote : backgrounds and sources, criticismsDon Quijote