Don Quixote Texts, Plot Summaries, and Audio Versions


Don Quixote: From Man of La Mancha to Sites on La Web

Don Quixote is a staple of classic literature, and also the source of inspiration for the name of our site, findingDulcinea. If all of our talk of windmills and knights errant has made you wonder what all the fuss is about, then you're in the right place. In this Web Guide, you'll find plenty of Don Quixote references and resources, and even a few fun Quixote-inspired visual and audio works (although we promise not to sing "The Impossible Dream").

Don Quixote Texts, Plot Summaries, and Audio Versions

Don Quixote's leading (and almost entirely imaginary) lady Dulcinea can be found all over this site-most obviously, as our namesake. References to the book Don Quijote de la Mancha (as it is titled in the original Spanish) are scattered throughout our writing and illustration, but maybe you're not sure what all the fuss is about. So get settled in a comfy chair and put on your reading glasses. If your comfy chair is in front of your computer, you're in luck; a few versions of the book can be found online for your reading (or listening) enjoyment.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • Because the book is over 400 years old, the original version, as well as many of the older English translations, are in the public domain (at least in the United States) and therefore legal to download or reprint.
  • Looking for additional Quixote information? You might find more search results if you enter alternative spellings of Quixote. Try Quijote (the Spanish spelling) or Quichotte (the spelling used for the French opera).

Dulcinea's Picks

For an online version of the full text in English ... 
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