Paperback, 1072 pages
There is nothing lightweight about Don Quixote – the Penguin Classic edition weighs in at 1072 pages. It is widely considered to be the first modern novel with its wit and innovative form. Seduced by tales of chivalry, Quixote and his squire, Sancho Panza, roam the world and engage in all sorts of wonderful exploits. Tilting at windmills is only the tip of the iceberg! The splendid translation is by John Rutherford and there is a brilliant critical introduction by Roberto Gonzalez Echeverria. It’s never too late sit down with this one!