SPA 170: Don Quixote
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The Cambridge companion to the Spanish novel : from 1600 to the present. Cambridge, 2003
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Literature Criticism from 1400 to 1800Š
Reference Room PN86 .L53 1984
Miguel de Cervantes [electronic resource] Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 1547-1616. Primary Source Media, 1998. 2 CD-ROMs and guide
Academic Technology Services (ATS) PQ6322 .A1 1998
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307 Don Quixote: Legacy of a Classic (2003)
559 Don Quixote (Russian; 1957)
1444 Don Quixote (1983)
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